|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Nov 14, 2016||referred to rules|
senate Bill S8214
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
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S8214 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8214 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8214 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public health law, in relation to diagnostic and treatment centers providing care to the indigent which are eligible for the allocation of state funds PURPOSE : Provides that freestanding diagnostic and treatment centers receiving comprehensive family planning reproductive health services grants, shall be eligible for state aid for indigent care. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : This bill seeks to make Planned Parenthood's freestanding Article 28 clinics eligible for bad debt and charity care funds. It would add to the definition of "eligible diagnostic and treatment centers" found under the public health law so that the law will include freestanding diagnostic and treatment centers receiving a comprehensive family planning reproductive health services grant from the department. JUSTIFICATION : Indigent care funds, also known as bad debt and charity care funds, support the State's goal of providing equal and broad access to primary care services to the indigent by offsetting what would
S8214 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8214 I N S E N A T E November 14, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to diagnostic and treatment centers providing care to the indigent which are eligible for the allocation of state funds THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 2807-p of the public health law, as amended by section 55 of part A of chapter 58 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: (a) "Eligible diagnostic and treatment centers", for purposes of this section, shall mean voluntary non-profit and publicly sponsored diagnos- tic and treatment centers providing a comprehensive range of primary health care services, OR IS A FREESTANDING DIAGNOSTIC AND TREATMENT CENTER RECEIVING A COMPREHENSIVE FAMILY PLANNING REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES GRANT FROM THE DEPARTMENT, which can demonstrate losses from disproportionate share of uncompensated care during a base period two years prior to the grant period; provided that for periods on and after January first, two thousand four an eligible diagnostic and treatment center shall not include any voluntary non-profit diagnostic and treat- ment center controlling, controlled by or under common control with a health maintenance organization, as defined by subdivision one of section forty-four hundred one of this chapter; provided further that for purposes of this section, a health maintenance organization shall not include a prepaid health services plan licensed pursuant to section forty-four hundred three-a of this chapter. For periods on and after July first, two thousand three, the base period and the grant period shall be the calendar year. S 2. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 3 of section 2807-p of the public health law, as amended by section 55 of part A of chapter 58 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: (c) To be eligible for an allocation of funds or a rate adjustment pursuant to this section, a diagnostic and treatment center must provide a comprehensive range of primary health care services, OR IS A FREE- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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