senate Bill S6347B

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires each hospital patient bill of rights and responsibilities to include a statement of the availability of a list of standard charges, participating health plans, to identify a caregiver

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A9188 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 18, 2016 signed chap.241
Aug 08, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 07, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.784
substituted for s6347b
Jun 07, 2016 substituted by a9188b
May 16, 2016 advanced to third reading
amended 6347b
May 11, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2016 1st report cal.784
Apr 22, 2016 print number 6347a
Apr 22, 2016 amend and recommit to health
Jan 06, 2016 referred to health

S6347 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9188
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2803, Pub Health L

S6347 - Summary

Requires each hospital patient bill of rights and responsibilities to include a statement of the availability of a list of standard charges, participating health plans, the right to be held harmless from surprise bills and emergency services bills, to the independent dispute process, and to designate a caregiver.

S6347 - Sponsor Memo

S6347 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6347

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- 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  state-
  ments of the rights and responsibilities of patients

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 2803 of the public health  law  is
amended by adding two new paragraphs (k) and (l) to read as follows:
  (K)  THE  STATEMENT  REGARDING  PATIENT  RIGHTS  AND RESPONSIBILITIES,
REQUIRED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (G) OF THIS  SUBDIVISION,  SHALL  INCLUDE
PROVISIONS INFORMING THE PATIENT OF HIS OR HER RIGHT TO BE HELD HARMLESS
FROM  SURPRISE  BILLS,  AS  DEFINED  IN SECTION SIX HUNDRED THREE OF THE
FINANCIAL SERVICES LAW, AND INFORMING THE PATIENT OF HIS OR HER RIGHT TO
A LIST OF THE HOSPITAL'S STANDARD  CHARGES  AND  THE  HEALTH  PLANS  THE
HOSPITAL PARTICIPATES WITH.
  (L)  THE  STATEMENT  REGARDING  PATIENT  RIGHTS  AND RESPONSIBILITIES,
REQUIRED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (G) OF  THE  SUBDIVISION,  SHALL  INCLUDE
PROVISIONS  INFORMING  THE  PATIENT  OF  HIS OR HER RIGHT TO DESIGNATE A
CAREGIVER PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWENTY-NINE-CCCC OF THIS CHAPTER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal  of  any  rule  or  regulation
necessary  for  the  implementation of this act on its effective date is
authorized and directed to be made  and  completed  on  or  before  such
effective date.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13265-02-6

S6347A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9188
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2803, Pub Health L

S6347A - Summary

Requires each hospital patient bill of rights and responsibilities to include a statement of the availability of a list of standard charges, participating health plans, the right to be held harmless from surprise bills and emergency services bills, to the independent dispute process, and to designate a caregiver.

S6347A - Sponsor Memo

S6347A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6347--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  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, in relation to hospital state-
  ments of the rights and responsibilities of patients

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 1 of section 2803 of the public health law is
amended by adding two new paragraphs (k) and (l) to read as follows:
  (K) THE  STATEMENT  REGARDING  PATIENT  RIGHTS  AND  RESPONSIBILITIES,
REQUIRED  PURSUANT  TO  PARAGRAPH (G) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, SHALL INCLUDE
PROVISIONS INFORMING THE PATIENT OF HIS OR HER RIGHT TO CHOOSE TO SUBMIT
SURPRISE BILLS OR  BILLS  FOR  EMERGENCY  SERVICES  TO  THE  INDEPENDENT
DISPUTE  PROCESS  ESTABLISHED  IN  ARTICLE SIX OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES
LAW, AND INFORMING THE PATIENT OF HIS OR HER RIGHT TO VIEW A LIST OF THE
HOSPITAL'S STANDARD CHARGES AND THE HEALTH PLANS  THE  HOSPITAL  PARTIC-
IPATES WITH.
  (L)  THE  STATEMENT  REGARDING  PATIENT  RIGHTS  AND RESPONSIBILITIES,
REQUIRED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (G) OF THIS  SUBDIVISION,  SHALL  INCLUDE
PROVISIONS  INFORMING THE PATIENT OF HIS OR HER RIGHT TO CHOOSE TO IDEN-
TIFY A CAREGIVER PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWENTY-NINE-CCCC OF THIS CHAPTER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal  of  any  rule  or  regulation
necessary  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are
authorized and directed to be made  and  completed  on  or  before  such
effective date.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13265-03-6

S6347B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9188
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2803, Pub Health L

S6347B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires each hospital patient bill of rights and responsibilities to include a statement of the availability of a list of standard charges, participating health plans, the right to be held harmless from surprise bills and emergency services bills, to the independent dispute process, and to designate a caregiver.

S6347B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6347B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6347--B
    Cal. No. 784

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered
  to first and second report, amended on second  report,  ordered  to  a
  third  reading, and to be reprinted as amended, retaining its place in
  the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation  to  hospital  state-
  ments of the rights and responsibilities of patients

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 2803 of the public health  law  is
amended by adding two new paragraphs (k) and (l) to read as follows:
  (K)  THE  STATEMENT  REGARDING  PATIENT  RIGHTS  AND RESPONSIBILITIES,
REQUIRED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (G) OF THIS  SUBDIVISION,  SHALL  INCLUDE
PROVISIONS INFORMING THE PATIENT OF HIS OR HER RIGHT TO CHOOSE TO SUBMIT
SURPRISE  BILLS  OR  BILLS  FOR  EMERGENCY  SERVICES  TO THE INDEPENDENT
DISPUTE PROCESS ESTABLISHED IN ARTICLE SIX  OF  THE  FINANCIAL  SERVICES
LAW, AND INFORMING THE PATIENT OF HIS OR HER RIGHT TO VIEW A LIST OF THE
HOSPITAL'S  STANDARD  CHARGES  AND THE HEALTH PLANS THE HOSPITAL PARTIC-
IPATES WITH CONSISTENT WITH SECTION TWENTY-FOUR OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (L) THE  STATEMENT  REGARDING  PATIENT  RIGHTS  AND  RESPONSIBILITIES,
REQUIRED  PURSUANT  TO  PARAGRAPH (G) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, SHALL INCLUDE
PROVISIONS INFORMING THE PATIENT OF HIS OR HER RIGHT TO CHOOSE TO  IDEN-
TIFY A CAREGIVER PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWENTY-NINE-CCCC OF THIS CHAPTER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly,  the  addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation
necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective  date  are
authorized  and  directed  to  be  made  and completed on or before such
effective date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13265-06-6

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