senate Bill S7852

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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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by 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 16, 2014 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1423
Jun 13, 2014 referred to rules

S7852 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9129A
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

S7852 - Summary

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

S7852 - Sponsor Memo

S7852 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7852

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 13, 2014
                               ___________

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

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

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

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