|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 20, 2018||committed to rules|
|Jun 05, 2018||advanced to third reading|
|Jun 04, 2018||2nd report cal.|
|May 31, 2018||1st report cal.1510|
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to health|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|Jun 14, 2017||referred to health|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 05, 2017||advanced to third reading|
|May 24, 2017||2nd report cal.|
|May 23, 2017||1st report cal.1138|
|Jan 09, 2017||referred to health|
senate Bill S1294
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1294 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1294 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1294 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing the reasonable charge for electronic copies of medical records and patient information PURPOSE : This legislation establishes the reasonable charge for electronic copies of medical records and patient information. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Both section 1 and 2, as amended by chapter 576 of the laws of 1998, are amended to add that the reasonable charge for copies provided in an electronic format shall be the lesser of either seventy-five cents per page or a total of one hundred dollars. JUSTIFICATION : In today's technology, we are still required to pay health care providers per page printed of medical records, costing from hundreds to several thousand dollars, when these records are simply copied onto a CD and sent to the patient to be printed on their own. Therefore, the fees imposed when a patient requests an electronic version of their medical records should not reflect any fee for printing them.
S1294 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1294 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 9, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- 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 establishing the reasonable charge for electronic copies of medical records and patient information THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The first undesignated paragraph of section 17 of the public health law, as amended by chapter 576 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as follows: Upon the written request of any competent patient, parent or guardian of an infant, a guardian appointed pursuant to article eighty-one of the mental hygiene law, or conservator of a conservatee, an examining, consulting or treating physician or hospital must release and deliver, exclusive of personal notes of the said physician or hospital, copies of all x-rays, medical records and test records including all laboratory tests regarding that patient to any other designated physician or hospi- tal provided, however, that such records concerning the treatment of an infant patient for venereal disease or the performance of an abortion operation upon such infant patient shall not be released or in any manner be made available to the parent or guardian of such infant, and provided, further, that original mammograms, rather than copies thereof, shall be released and delivered. Either the physician or hospital incur- ring the expense of providing copies of x-rays, medical records and test records including all laboratory tests pursuant to the provisions of this section may impose a reasonable charge to be paid by the person requesting the release and deliverance of such records as reimbursement for such expenses, provided, however, that the physician or hospital may not impose a charge for copying an original mammogram when the original has been released or delivered to any competent patient, parent or guar- dian of an infant, a guardian appointed pursuant to article eighty-one EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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