|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 24, 2014||referred to health|
senate Bill S6442
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S6442 - Details
S6442 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6442 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing the clinical trial access and education fund PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill creates the Clinical Trial Access and Education Fund, a state grant program within the department to provide funding to address the major barriers to participation in clinical trials in New York State. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends article 24 of the public health law by adding a new section 2424, the Clinical Trial Access and Education Fund. Subdivision 1 of the new section provides definitions of eligible appli- cant and clinical trial. Subdivision 2 establishes the clinical trial access and education fund within the department to provide grants to eligible applicants on a competitive request for proposal basis to provide certain services to patients with life-threatening or disabling conditions or diseases. Such services would include: transportation and lodging to patients so they may access a clinical trial or related treatment; patient outreach and education on the existence of and how to enroll in clinical trials;
S6442 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6442 I N S E N A T E January 24, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing the clinical trial access and education fund THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2424 to read as follows: S 2424. CLINICAL TRIAL ACCESS AND EDUCATION FUND. 1. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOW- ING MEANINGS: A. "ELIGIBLE APPLICANT" MEANS (I) A MEDICAL SCHOOL THAT SPONSORS A CLINICAL TRIAL, (II) A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION WITH EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE WORKING WITH PATIENTS WITH LIFE-THREATENING OR DISABLING CONDITIONS OR DISEASES, (III) A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER ORGANIZATION, ASSO- CIATION OR SOCIETY, (IV) A GENERAL HOSPITAL DEFINED IN ARTICLE TWENTY-EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER, (V) A COUNTY OR CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT, OR (VI) A MUNICIPALITY. B. "CLINICAL TRIAL" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS IN SUBDIVISION TWO-B OF SECTION FORTY-NINE HUNDRED OF THIS CHAPTER. 2. ESTABLISHMENT OF FUND. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT A CLINICAL TRIAL ACCESS AND EDUCATION FUND. SUBJECT TO APPRO- PRIATIONS, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE GRANTS TO ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS ON A COMPETITIVE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL BASIS TO PROVIDE ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING SERVICES TO PATIENTS WITH LIFE-THREATENING OR DISABLING CONDI- TIONS OR DISEASES, AS SUCH TERMS ARE DEFINED IN SECTION FORTY-NINE HUNDRED OF THIS CHAPTER, TO FACILITATE ACCESS TO OR EDUCATION ON CLIN- ICAL TRIALS OF TREATMENTS FOR THE PATIENT'S CONDITION OR DISEASE: A. TRANSPORTATION SERVICES AND LODGING TO PROVIDE PATIENTS WITH ACCESS TO CLINICAL TRIALS OR OTHER RELATED TREATMENTS WHILE ENROLLED IN A CLIN- ICAL TRIAL OR TO ACCESS TESTING AND OTHER SERVICES TO DETERMINE PATIENT ELIGIBILITY FOR A CLINICAL TRIAL; B. PATIENT OUTREACH AND EDUCATION SERVICES TO EDUCATE PATIENTS, THEIR FAMILIES AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS ABOUT THE EXISTENCE OF AND HOW EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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