senate Bill S6561

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing hospital-sponsored off campus emergency departments

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Feb 06, 2014 referred to health


S6561 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2801, add §2802-b, Pub Health L

S6561 - Summary

Establishes hospital-sponsored off campus emergency departments as a "hospital" and sets out specific standards for operations, staffing and capacity requirements.

S6561 - Sponsor Memo

S6561 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 6, 2014

Introduced  by  Sen.  LARKIN -- 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 hospital-sponsored
  off campus emergency departments


  Section  1. Subdivision 1 of section 2801 of the public health law, as
separately amended by chapters 297 and 416  of  the  laws  of  1983,  is
amended to read as follows:
  1.  "Hospital"  means a facility or institution engaged principally in
providing services by or under the supervision of a physician or, in the
case of a dental clinic or dental dispensary,  of  a  dentist,  for  the
prevention,  diagnosis  or  treatment  of  human  disease, pain, injury,
deformity or physical condition, including, but not limited to, a gener-
health  center,  diagnostic  center,  treatment  center,  dental clinic,
dental dispensary, rehabilitation center  other  than  a  facility  used
solely  for vocational rehabilitation, nursing home, tuberculosis hospi-
tal, chronic  disease  hospital,  maternity  hospital,  lying-in-asylum,
out-patient  department,  out-patient lodge, dispensary and a laboratory
or central service facility serving one or more such  institutions,  but
the  term hospital shall not include an institution, sanitarium or other
facility engaged principally in providing services for  the  prevention,
diagnosis  or treatment of mental disability and which is subject to the
powers of visitation, examination, inspection and investigation  of  the
department  of  mental hygiene except for those distinct parts of such a
facility which provide hospital service. The provisions of this  article
shall  not  apply  to  a  facility or institution engaged principally in
providing services by or under the supervision of the bona fide  members
and  adherents  of  a  recognized religious organization whose teachings
include reliance on spiritual means through prayer alone for healing  in
the practice of the religion of such organization and where services are
provided in accordance with those teachings.

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


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