senate Bill S5735A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to veterans health care options and requires the division of veterans' affairs to post certain information on its website

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Jun 02, 2014 referred to veterans' affairs
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 12, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 07, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 06, 2014 1st report cal.592
Jan 15, 2014 print number 5735a
amend and recommit to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 08, 2014 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jun 10, 2013 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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May 6, 2014 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: May 6, 2014

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S5735 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9988
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353, Exec L; add §2803-t, Pub Health L

S5735 - Bill Texts

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Relates to veterans health care options and requires the division of veterans' affairs to post certain information on its website.

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BILL NUMBER:S5735

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law and the public
health law, in relation to health care options for veterans

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill requires the division of
veteran affairs to maintain a fact sheet on their website containing
contact information for all veterans integrated service networks
located within the state and contact information for the United States
veterans health administration. Hospitals will then be required to
provide veteran patients with a copy of the fact sheet maintained by
the division.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section One adds a new subdivision 21 to section 353 of the Executive
law, directing the division of veterans' affairs to maintain a fact
sheet containing current contact information for all veterans
integrated service networks located within the state and current
contact information for the United States veterans health
administrator.

Section Two adds a new section 2803-t to the public health law,
requiring hospitals to distribute the fact sheet to any veteran being
discharged.

Section Three is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: The health care system is complex and sometimes
difficult for consumers to navigate. This bill will ensure that the
men and women who have honorably served our country, are aware of the
various health care options available to them and to assist our
veterans in gathering contact information for the various state and
federal agencies that exist to assist them in determine the best
course of action.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: : None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately; provided
however, that section one of this act shall take effect on the
ninetieth day after it shall have become a law; and provided further
that section two of this act shall take effect on the one hundred
eightieth day after it shall have become law

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

                                  5735

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 10, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the executive law and the public health law, in relation
  to health care options for veterans

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

  Section 1. Section 353 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 21 to read as follows:
  21.  TO MAINTAIN A FACT SHEET ON THE DIVISION'S WEBPAGE CONTAINING (A)
CURRENT CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ALL VETERANS INTEGRATED SERVICE NETWORKS
LOCATED WITHIN THE STATE AND (B) CURRENT  CONTACT  INFORMATION  FOR  THE
UNITED  STATES  VETERANS  HEALTH ADMINISTRATION. THE FACT SHEET SHALL BE
ENTITLED, "INFORMATION FOR VETERANS CONCERNING HEALTH CARE OPTIONS."
  S 2. The  public health law is amended by adding a new section  2803-t
to read as follows:
  S  2803-T.  DISCLOSURE  OF  INFORMATION FOR VETERANS CONCERNING HEALTH
CARE OPTIONS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  A. "INFORMATION FOR VETERANS CONCERNING  HEALTH  CARE  OPTIONS"  SHALL
MEAN  THE  FACT  SHEET  MAINTAINED  BY THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS
PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWENTY-ONE OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED  FIFTY-THREE
OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
  B.  "VETERAN"  SHALL  MEAN A PERSON, MALE OR FEMALE, WHO HAS SERVED IN
THE ACTIVE MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES DURING  A  WAR
IN  WHICH  THE UNITED STATES ENGAGED AND WHO HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM SUCH
SERVICE OTHERWISE THAN  BY  DISHONORABLE  DISCHARGE,  OR  WHO  HAS  BEEN
FURLOUGHED TO THE RESERVE.
  2.  UPON  ADMISSION TO A HOSPITAL, EACH PATIENT SHALL BE ASKED IF THEY
ARE A VETERAN. IF THE PATIENT RESPONDS IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE  HOSPITAL
MUST  PROVIDE  THE  PATIENT WITH A COPY OF THE "INFORMATION FOR VETERANS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11278-01-3

S. 5735                             2

CONCERNING HEALTH CARE OPTIONS" FACT SHEET,  PRIOR  TO  DISCHARGING  THE
PATIENT.
  3.  NO  CAUSE OF ACTION OF ANY NATURE OR KIND ARISING OUT OF A FAILURE
TO GIVE OR RECEIVE THE NOTICE REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION SHALL  ACCRUE  TO
ANY PERSON AGAINST THE STATE OR ANY SUBDIVISION OR AGENCY THEREOF OR ANY
HOSPITAL.
  S  3.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
section one of this act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after  it
shall  have  become a law; and provided further that section two of this
act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

S5735A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9988
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353, Exec L; add §2803-t, Pub Health L

S5735A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Relates to veterans health care options and requires the division of veterans' affairs to post certain information on its website.

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BILL NUMBER:S5735A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law and the public
health law, in relation to health care options for veterans

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

This bill requires the division of veteran affairs to maintain a fact
sheet on their website containing contact information for all veterans
integrated service networks located within the state and contact
information for the United States veterans health administration.
Hospitals will then be required to provide veteran patients with a
copy of the fact sheet maintained by the division.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section One adds a new subdivision 22 to section 353 of the Executive
law, directing the division of veterans' affairs to maintain a fact
sheet containing current contact information for all veterans
integrated service networks located within the state and current
contact information for the United States veterans health
administrator.

Section Two adds a new section 2803-t to the public health law,
requiring hospitals to distribute the fact sheet to any veteran being
discharged.

Section Three is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

The health care system is complex and sometimes difficult for
consumers to navigate. This bill will ensure that the men and women
who have honorably served our country, are aware of the various health
care options available to them and to assist our veterans in gathering
contact information for the various state and federal agencies that
exist to assist them in determine the best course of action.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately; provided however, that section
one of this act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law; and provided further that section two of this act
shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have
become law.

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

                                 5735--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 10, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs -- recommitted to the Committee  on  Veterans,
  Homeland  Security and Military Affairs in accordance with Senate Rule
  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the executive law and the public health law, in relation
  to health care options for veterans

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

  Section 1. Section 353 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 22 to read as follows:
  22. TO MAINTAIN A FACT SHEET ON THE DIVISION'S WEBPAGE CONTAINING  (A)
CURRENT CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ALL VETERANS INTEGRATED SERVICE NETWORKS
LOCATED  WITHIN  THE  STATE  AND (B) CURRENT CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE
UNITED STATES VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION. THE FACT  SHEET  SHALL  BE
ENTITLED, "INFORMATION FOR VETERANS CONCERNING HEALTH CARE OPTIONS."
  S  2. The  public health law is amended by adding a new section 2803-t
to read as follows:
  S 2803-T. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION  FOR  VETERANS  CONCERNING  HEALTH
CARE OPTIONS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  A.  "INFORMATION  FOR  VETERANS  CONCERNING HEALTH CARE OPTIONS" SHALL
MEAN THE FACT SHEET MAINTAINED BY  THE  DIVISION  OF  VETERANS'  AFFAIRS
PURSUANT  TO SUBDIVISION TWENTY-TWO OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE
OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
  B. "VETERAN" SHALL MEAN A PERSON, MALE OR FEMALE, WHO  HAS  SERVED  IN
THE  ACTIVE  MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES DURING A WAR
IN WHICH THE UNITED STATES ENGAGED AND WHO HAS BEEN RELEASED  FROM  SUCH
SERVICE  OTHERWISE  THAN  BY  DISHONORABLE  DISCHARGE,  OR  WHO HAS BEEN
FURLOUGHED TO THE RESERVE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11278-02-4

S. 5735--A                          2

  2. UPON ADMISSION TO A HOSPITAL, EACH PATIENT SHALL BE ASKED  IF  THEY
ARE  A VETERAN. IF THE PATIENT RESPONDS IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE HOSPITAL
MUST PROVIDE THE PATIENT WITH A COPY OF THE  "INFORMATION  FOR  VETERANS
CONCERNING  HEALTH  CARE  OPTIONS"  FACT SHEET, PRIOR TO DISCHARGING THE
PATIENT.
  3.  NO  CAUSE OF ACTION OF ANY NATURE OR KIND ARISING OUT OF A FAILURE
TO GIVE OR RECEIVE THE NOTICE REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION SHALL  ACCRUE  TO
ANY PERSON AGAINST THE STATE OR ANY SUBDIVISION OR AGENCY THEREOF OR ANY
HOSPITAL.
  S  3.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
section one of this act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after  it
shall  have  become a law; and provided further that section two of this
act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

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