assembly Bill A9129A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires insurers and medical assistance for needy persons to provide coverage for the provision of telehealth services

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 29, 2014 approval memo.35
signed chap.550
Dec 17, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.554
substituted for a9129a
Jun 19, 2014 substituted by s7852
rules report cal.554
reported
reported referred to rules
Jun 16, 2014 reported referred to ways and means
print number 9129a
Jun 16, 2014 amend and recommit to health
Mar 19, 2014 referred to health

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Multi-Sponsors

A9129 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7852
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2, Pub Health L; amd §§3216, 3221, 3229 & 4303, Ins L; amd §367-u, Soc Serv L

A9129 - Summary

Requires insurers and medical assistance for needy persons to provide coverage for the provision of telehealth services.

A9129 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9129

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 19, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. RUSSELL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, the insurance law and the  social
  services law, in relation to the provision of telehealth services

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision 1 of section 2 of the  public  health  law  is
amended by adding five new paragraphs (o), (p), (q), (r) and (s) to read
as follows:
  (O)  DISTANT  SITE.  THE  TERM  "DISTANT SITE" MEANS A SITE AT WHICH A
HEALTH CARE PROVIDER IS LOCATED WHILE PROVIDING HEALTH CARE SERVICES  BY
MEANS OF A FEDERAL FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION APPROVED AND INTEROPERA-
BLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM.
  (P)  HEALTH  CARE  PROVIDER.  THE  TERM "HEALTH CARE PROVIDER" MEANS A
PERSON LICENSED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE, ONE  HUNDRED
THIRTY-ONE-B,  ONE  HUNDRED  THIRTY-THREE,  ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-NINE, ONE
HUNDRED FORTY, ONE  HUNDRED  FORTY-ONE,  ONE  HUNDRED  FORTY-THREE,  ONE
HUNDRED  FORTY-FOUR,  ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE, ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FOUR OR
ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-NINE OF  THE  EDUCATION  LAW;  A  PHYSICIANS  PRACTICE
GROUP;  A  HOSPITAL;  A  CERTIFIED  HOME HEALTH AGENCY; A LONG TERM HOME
HEALTH CARE PROGRAM;  A FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTER AS DEFINED  IN
42 U.S.C. 1395X (AA)(4); AND  A LICENSED HOME CARE SERVICE AGENCY.
  (Q)  ORIGINATING  SITE.  THE  TERM  "ORIGINATING SITE" MEANS A SITE AT
WHICH A PATIENT IS LOCATED AT THE TIME HEALTH CARE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED
TO HIM OR HER BY  MEANS  OF  A  FEDERAL  FOOD  AND  DRUG  ADMINISTRATION
APPROVED AND INTEROPERABLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM.
  (R)  TELEHEALTH.  THE  TERM  "TELEHEALTH" MEANS THE MODE OF DELIVERING
HEALTH CARE SERVICES BY MEANS OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOL-
OGIES CONSISTING OF TELEPHONES, REMOTE  PATIENT  MONITORING  DEVICES  OR
OTHER  ELECTRONIC  MEANS  WHICH  FACILITATE  THE  ASSESSMENT, DIAGNOSIS,
CONSULTATION, TREATMENT, EDUCATION, CARE MANAGEMENT AND SELF  MANAGEMENT
OF A PATIENT'S HEALTH CARE WHILE SUCH PATIENT IS AT THE ORIGINATING SITE
AND  THE  HEALTH  CARE  PROVIDER  IS  AT A DISTANT SITE. SUCH TERM SHALL
INCLUDE TELEMEDICINE.

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

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Multi-Sponsors

A9129A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7852
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2, Pub Health L; amd §§3216, 3221, 3229 & 4303, Ins L; amd §367-u, Soc Serv L

A9129A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires insurers and medical assistance for needy persons to provide coverage for the provision of telehealth services.

A9129A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 9129--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 19, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. RUSSELL, SANTABARBARA, STIRPE, ROBERTS, BARRETT,
  LIFTON, BRINDISI, GUNTHER, LUPARDO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.
  DUPREY,  P. LOPEZ -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the public health law, the insurance law and the social
  services law, in relation to the provision of telehealth services

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

  Section  1.    Subdivision  1 of section 2 of the public health law is
amended by adding five new paragraphs (o), (p), (q), (r) and (s) to read
as follows:
  (O) DISTANT SITE. THE TERM "DISTANT SITE" MEANS  A  SITE  AT  WHICH  A
HEALTH  CARE PROVIDER IS LOCATED WHILE PROVIDING HEALTH CARE SERVICES BY
MEANS OF TELEMEDICINE  OR  TELEHEALTH;  UNLESS  THE  TERM  IS  OTHERWISE
DEFINED WITH RESPECT TO THE PROVISION IN WHICH IT IS USED.
  (P)  HEALTH  CARE  PROVIDER.  THE  TERM "HEALTH CARE PROVIDER" MEANS A
PERSON LICENSED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE, ONE  HUNDRED
THIRTY-ONE-B,  ONE  HUNDRED  THIRTY-THREE,  ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-NINE, ONE
HUNDRED FORTY, ONE  HUNDRED  FORTY-ONE,  ONE  HUNDRED  FORTY-THREE,  ONE
HUNDRED  FORTY-FOUR,  ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE, ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FOUR OR
ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-NINE OF THE EDUCATION LAW, ACTING WITHIN  HIS  OR  HER
SCOPE  OF  PRACTICE, INCLUDING ANY LAWFUL PRACTICE ENTITY OF SUCH HEALTH
CARE PRACTITIONERS; A HOSPITAL AS DEFINED  IN  ARTICLE  TWENTY-EIGHT  OF
THIS CHAPTER; HOME CARE SERVICES AGENCY AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE THIRTY-SIX
OF  THIS CHAPTER; OR A HOSPICE AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE FORTY OF THIS CHAP-
TER; UNLESS THE TERM IS OTHERWISE DEFINED BY LAW  WITH  RESPECT  TO  THE
PROVISION IN WHICH IT IS USED.
  (Q)  ORIGINATING  SITE.  THE  TERM  "ORIGINATING SITE" MEANS A SITE AT
WHICH A PATIENT IS LOCATED AT THE TIME HEALTH CARE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED
TO HIM OR HER BY MEANS OF TELEMEDICINE OR TELEHEALTH, UNLESS THE TERM IS
OTHERWISE DEFINED WITH RESPECT TO THE PROVISION IN  WHICH  IT  IS  USED.
PROVIDED,  HOWEVER, NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, INSURERS
AND PROVIDERS MAY AGREE TO ALTERNATIVE SITING ARRANGEMENTS DEEMED APPRO-
PRIATED BY THE PARTIES.
  (R) TELEHEALTH. THE TERM "TELEHEALTH"  MEANS  DELIVERING  HEALTH  CARE
SERVICES   BY  MEANS  OF  INFORMATION  AND  COMMUNICATIONS  TECHNOLOGIES

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