senate Bill S5493

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the health care professional transparency act

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
May 12, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 07, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 06, 2014 1st report cal.554
Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
Jun 11, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 10, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 05, 2013 1st report cal.1146
May 16, 2013 referred to higher education

Votes

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May 6, 2014 - Higher Education committee Vote

S5493
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 4, 2013 - Higher Education committee Vote

S5493
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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S5493 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7889
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6511-a, amd §§6509 & 6530, Ed L

S5493 - Summary

Enacts the health care professional transparency act; prohibits health care professionals from using deceptive or misleading advertising.

S5493 - Sponsor Memo

S5493 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5493

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  enacting  the  health
  care professional transparency act

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "health care professional transparency act".
  S  2.  The  education law is amended by adding a new section 6511-a to
read as follows:
  S 6511-A. HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL TRANSPARENCY.  1. DEFINITIONS.  FOR
PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  A.  "ADVERTISEMENT"  MEANS  ANY  COMMUNICATION  OR  STATEMENT, WHETHER
PRINTED, ELECTRONIC OR ORAL, THAT NAMES THE HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER  IN
RELATION TO HIS OR HER PRACTICE, PROFESSION, OR INSTITUTION IN WHICH THE
INDIVIDUAL  IS  EMPLOYED,  VOLUNTEERS  OR OTHERWISE PROVIDES HEALTH CARE
SERVICES. ADVERTISEMENT INCLUDES  BUSINESS  CARDS,  LETTERHEAD,  PATIENT
BROCHURES, E-MAIL, INTERNET, AUDIO AND VIDEO AND ANY OTHER COMMUNICATION
OR STATEMENT USED IN THE COURSE OF BUSINESS.
  B.  "DECEPTIVE"  OR  "MISLEADING"  MEANS,  BUT  IS NOT LIMITED TO, ANY
ADVERTISEMENT  OR  AFFIRMATIVE  COMMUNICATION  OR  REPRESENTATION   THAT
MISSTATES,  FALSELY  DESCRIBES,  HOLDS OUT OR FALSELY DETAILS THE HEALTH
CARE PRACTITIONER'S PROFESSION, SKILLS, TRAINING, EXPERTISE,  EDUCATION,
BOARD CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE.
  C.  "HEALTH  CARE PRACTITIONER" MEANS A PERSON WHO IS LICENSED, CERTI-
FIED OR REGISTERED PURSUANT TO THIS TITLE.
  2. ADVERTISEMENT REQUIREMENTS. A. AN  ADVERTISEMENT  FOR  HEALTH  CARE
SERVICES THAT NAMES A HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER MUST IDENTIFY THE TYPE OF
LICENSE  HELD PURSUANT TO THE DEFINITIONS UNDER THIS SECTION. THE ADVER-
TISEMENT SHALL BE FREE FROM ANY AND ALL DECEPTIVE OR MISLEADING INFORMA-
TION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11086-01-3

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