senate Bill S158

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires general hospitals to develop and implement policies that assure equitable and consistent access to outpatient services as part of their community service plans

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Health Committee


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 04, 2017 referred to health

S158 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6194
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2803-l, add §2805-z, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S382A, A7370A
2013-2014: S7558

S158 - Summary

Requires general hospitals to develop and implement policies that assure equitable and consistent access to outpatient services as part of their community service plans.

S158 - Sponsor Memo

S158 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   158

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- 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  equitable  and
  consistent access to outpatient care services

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs (iii) and  (iv)  of  subdivision  2  of  section
2803-l  of  the public health law, as amended by chapter 639 of the laws
of 1996, are amended and a  new  paragraph  (v)  is  added  to  read  as
follows:
  (iii)  demonstrate the hospital's operational and financial commitment
to meeting community health care needs, to provide charity care services
and to improve access to health care services by the underserved; [and]
  (iv) prepare and make available to the public a statement showing on a
combined basis a summary of the financial resources of the hospital  and
related corporations and the allocation of available resources to hospi-
tal   purposes  including  the  provision  of  free  or  reduced  charge
services[.]; AND
  (V) DEMONSTRATE THE HOSPITAL'S COMMITMENT TO ENSURING QUALITY CARE AND
CONTINUITY OF CARE WITHIN ALL TREATMENT SETTINGS FOR ALL  PATIENT  POPU-
LATIONS,  INCLUDING  PERSONS  COVERED  BY MEDICAID AND THE UNINSURED, IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED FIVE-Z OF
THIS ARTICLE.
  S 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new  section  2805-z
to read as follows:
  S  2805-Z. ACCESS TO OUTPATIENT SERVICES. EVERY GENERAL HOSPITAL SHALL
ESTABLISH POLICIES THAT ASSURE EQUITABLE AND CONSISTENT ACCESS TO OUTPA-
TIENT CARE SERVICES THAT MAY BE PROVIDED OR ARRANGED  BY  SUCH  HOSPITAL
THROUGH  HOSPITAL-AFFILIATED  OUTPATIENT  DEPARTMENTS,  CLINICS, FACULTY
PRACTICE PLANS OR PRIVATE PHYSICIAN PRACTICES, REGARDLESS OF A PATIENT'S

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

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