S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
April 30, 2014
Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 enacting the
"transparency in health care fees act"
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "transparency in health care fees act".
S 2. Article 29-D of the public health law is amended by adding a new
title 4-A to read as follows:
SECTION 2999-L. HEALTH CARE BILLS.
S 2999-L. HEALTH CARE BILLS. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS TITLE "HEALTH
CARE PROVIDER" SHALL MEAN A PRACTITIONER IN AN INDIVIDUAL PRACTICE,
GROUP PRACTICE, PARTNERSHIP, PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION OR OTHER AUTHOR-
IZED FORM OF ASSOCIATION, A HOSPITAL OR OTHER HEALTH CARE INSTITUTION
ISSUED AN OPERATING CERTIFICATE PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER OR THE MENTAL
HYGIENE LAW, A CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH AGENCY OR A LICENSED HOME CARE
SERVICES AGENCY, AND ANY OTHER PURVEYOR OF HEALTH OR HEALTH RELATED
ITEMS OR SERVICES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO A CLINICAL LABORATORY, A
PHYSIOLOGICAL LABORATORY, A PHARMACY, A PURVEYOR OF X-RAY OR IMAGING
SERVICES, A PURVEYOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES, A PURVEYOR OF HEALTH
OR HEALTH RELATED SUPPLIES, APPLIANCES OR EQUIPMENT, OR AN AMBULANCE
2. PRIOR TO PERFORMING ANY HEALTH CARE SERVICES, ALL HEALTH CARE
PROVIDERS SHALL ADVISE PATIENTS IN WRITING OF THE FEE TO BE CHARGED TO
THE PATIENT FOR THE SERVICES TO BE RENDERED IN THE EVENT SUCH FEE IS NOT
PAID FOR BY INSURANCE.
S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.