senate Bill S6237

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Makes an appropriation to reimburse St. John's Episcopal Hospital for costs incurred as a result of remaining open and providing services to the community during and after Hurricane Sandy

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to finance

S6237 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8618
Law Section:
Appropriations

S6237 - Summary

Makes an appropriation to reimburse St. John's Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway for costs incurred as a result of remaining open and providing services to the community during and after Hurricane Sandy.

S6237 - Sponsor Memo

S6237 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6237

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT making an appropriation to reimburse St. John's Episcopal  Hospi-
  tal  in  Far Rockaway for costs incurred as a result of remaining open
  and providing services to the community  during  and  after  Hurricane
  Sandy

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature finds that St. John's
Episcopal Hospital, located in Far Rockaway, in the  county  of  Queens,
remained  open  and  provided services to the community during and after
the storms, rains, or floods which occurred during the period  beginning
on  October  29,  2012  and  ending November 3, 2012 known as "Hurricane
Sandy." As a result of remaining open  and  providing  services  to  the
community during Hurricane Sandy, St. John's Episcopal Hospital incurred
many additional expenses and losses, including, but not limited to:
  a.  uncompensated  care  that does not meet DMS/HHS criteria for acute
care reimbursement, including  providing  care  for  patients  requiring
dialysis  or  a ventilator who do not have a residence, nursing home, or
adult home to return to;
  b. providing shelter, clothing, and meals to residents and  staff  who
lost homes or were temporarily unable to return to their residences. St.
John's  Episcopal  Hospital provided more than 2,000 meals a day between
October 28, 2012 and November 12, 2012;
  c. lost revenue due to cancelled surgery and ambulatory services;
  d. lost revenue due to the detoxification unit being closed  in  order
to provide shelter services;
  e. additional staffing and overtime expenditures;
  f.  electrical  technician  services, the operation of back-up genera-
tors, and fuel costs for the generators.
  S 2. The sum of four million three  hundred  thirty  thousand  dollars
($4,330,000),  or  so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appro-
priated out of any moneys in the general fund of the state  treasury  to

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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