assembly Bill A5650

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to improper practices relating to staff membership or professional privileges of a physician and such physician's board certification

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to health
Mar 03, 2015 referred to health

A5650 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2801-b & 4406-d, Pub Health L; amd §4803, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8979
2017-2018: A4914
2019-2020: A5140

A5650 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to improper practices relating to staff membership or professional privileges of a physician and such physician's board certification.

A5650 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5650

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 3, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SCHIMMINGER -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the insurance law, in relation
  to improper practices relating to  staff  membership  or  professional
  privileges of a physician and board certification

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 2801-b of the public  health  law,
as  amended  by  chapter  605 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. It shall be an improper practice for the governing body of a hospi-
tal to refuse to act upon an application for staff membership or profes-
sional privileges or to deny or withhold from a  physician,  podiatrist,
optometrist,  dentist  or  licensed  midwife staff membership or profes-
sional privileges in a hospital, or to exclude  or  expel  a  physician,
podiatrist,  optometrist, dentist or licensed midwife from staff member-
ship in a hospital or curtail, terminate or diminish in any way a physi-
cian's, podiatrist's, optometrist's,  dentist's  or  licensed  midwife's
professional  privileges  in  a  hospital,  without  stating the reasons
therefor, or if the reasons stated are unrelated to standards of patient
care, patient welfare, the objectives of the institution or the  charac-
ter or competency of the applicant. It shall be an improper practice for
a  governing  body of a hospital to refuse to act upon an application or
to deny or to withhold staff membership or professional privileges to  a
podiatrist  based solely upon a practitioner's category of licensure. IT
SHALL BE AN IMPROPER PRACTICE FOR A GOVERNING  BODY  OF  A  HOSPITAL  TO
REFUSE  TO  ACT  UPON  AN  APPLICATION  OR  TO DENY OR TO WITHHOLD STAFF
MEMBERSHIP OR PROFESSIONAL PRIVILEGES OF A PHYSICIAN SOLELY BECAUSE SUCH
PHYSICIAN IS NOT BOARD-CERTIFIED.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09362-01-5

A. 5650                             2

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