senate Bill S5815A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the Westchester health care corporation to enter into contracts and arrangements providing for the creation and operation of a delivery system network

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Jan 28, 2014 print number 5815a
amend and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 08, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jun 21, 2013 recommitted to rules
Jun 20, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.1549
Jun 17, 2013 referred to rules

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S5815 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8034A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3306, Pub Auth L

S5815 - Summary

Authorizes the Westchester health care corporation to enter into contracts and arrangements providing for the creation and operation of a delivery system network.

S5815 - Sponsor Memo

S5815 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5815

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation  to  authorizing
  the  Westchester  health care corporation to enter into agreements for
  the creation and operation of a health care delivery system network

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

  Section  1.  Section  3306 of the public authorities law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
  8. IN THE EXERCISE OF THE FOREGOING SPECIAL POWERS ESTABLISHED IN THIS
SECTION AND THE GENERAL POWERS SET FORTH IN SECTION THIRTY-FOUR  HUNDRED
FOUR OF THIS ARTICLE, THE CORPORATION IS AUTHORIZED, IN CARRYING OUT ITS
HEALTHCARE  PURPOSES,  TO ENGAGE IN ARRANGEMENTS, CONTRACTS, INFORMATION
SHARING AND ACTIVITIES WITH PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ENTITIES AND  INDIVIDUALS,
INCLUDING  WITHOUT  LIMITATION:  JOINT VENTURES; JOINT NEGOTIATIONS WITH
PHYSICIANS, HOSPITALS AND PAYORS, WHETHER SUCH  NEGOTIATIONS  RESULT  IN
SEPARATE OR COMBINED AGREEMENTS; LEASES; AND/OR AGREEMENTS WHICH INVOLVE
DELIVERY  SYSTEM  NETWORK  CREATION  AND  OPERATION, IRRESPECTIVE OF THE
COMPETITIVE CONSEQUENCES OF THE FOREGOING COLLABORATIVE ACTIVITIES,  AND
NOTWITHSTANDING  THAT THEY MAY HAVE THE EFFECT OF DISPLACING COMPETITION
IN THE PROVISION OF  HOSPITAL,  PHYSICIAN  OR  OTHER  HEALTHCARE-RELATED
SERVICES,  SUCH  THAT THE CORPORATION AND THE PRIVATE ENTITIES AND INDI-
VIDUALS WITH WHICH IT COLLABORATES SHALL  BE  IMMUNIZED  FROM  LIABILITY
UNDER THE FEDERAL AND STATE ANTITRUST LAWS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11518-01-3

S5815A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8034A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3306, Pub Auth L

S5815A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the Westchester health care corporation to enter into contracts and arrangements providing for the creation and operation of a delivery system network.

S5815A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5815A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5815--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules  --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions in accord-
  ance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation  to  authorizing
  the  Westchester  health care corporation to enter into agreements for
  the creation and operation of a health care delivery system network

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

  Section  1.   Section 3301 of the public authorities law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
  6. AS A FREE-STANDING PUBLIC HEALTH CARE PROVIDER, THE CORPORATION  IS
AT  A  COMPETITIVE  DISADVANTAGE IN THE CURRENT AND EMERGING HEALTH CARE
ENVIRONMENT, YET IT CANNOT BECOME PART OF A LARGER SYSTEM  OF  CORPORATE
ENTITIES WHILE MAINTAINING ITS PUBLIC STATUS. SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENTS IN
THE  PUBLIC  ASSETS  OF  THE CORPORATION AND ITS EFFORTS TO PROVIDE HIGH
QUALITY HEALTH CARE SERVICES TO MEDICALLY  UNDERSERVED  POPULATIONS  ARE
JEOPARDIZED  BY THE CORPORATION'S INABILITY TO COMPETE ON ITS OWN AND BY
POTENTIAL LIMITS ON ITS ABILITY TO COLLABORATE  WITH  OTHER  PUBLIC  AND
PRIVATE  PROVIDERS,  ENTITIES  AND INDIVIDUALS. THE STATE FINDS THAT THE
BENEFITS OF COLLABORATION BY THE CORPORATION OUTWEIGH ANY ADVERSE IMPACT
ON COMPETITION. THE BENEFITS OF THE CORPORATION'S COLLABORATIVE  EFFORTS
INCLUDE  PRESERVING  AND  EXPANDING  NEEDED  HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN ITS
PRIMARY SERVICE AREA; CONSOLIDATING UNNEEDED OR DUPLICATIVE HEALTH  CARE
SERVICES; ENHANCING THE QUALITY OF, AND EXPANDING ACCESS TO, HEALTH CARE
DELIVERED  TO  MEDICALLY  UNDERSERVED  POPULATIONS;  LOWERING  COSTS AND
IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF THE HEALTH CARE SERVICES  IT  DELIVERS;  AND
ACHIEVING  IMPROVED REIMBURSEMENT FROM NON-GOVERNMENTAL PAYORS. BASED ON
THE FINDINGS CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION, THE STATE  HEREBY  AFFIRMATIVELY
EXPRESSES  A  POLICY TO ALLOW THE CORPORATION TO ENGAGE IN COLLABORATIVE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11518-02-4

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