|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2017||referred to health|
senate Bill S158
Current Bill Status - In Senate Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S158 - Details
S158 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S158 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public health law, in relation to equitable and consistent access to outpatient care services PURPOSE : Requires general hospitals to develop and implement policies that assure equitable and consistent access to outpatient services as part of their community service plans. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 amends paragraphs (iii) and (iv) of subdivision 2 of section 2803-1 of the public health law and adds a new paragraph (v) to read as follows: (v) demonstrate the hospital's commitment to ensuring quality care and continuity of care within all treatment settings for all patient populations, including persons covered by Medicaid and the uninsured, in accordance with the provisions of section twenty-eight hundred five-x of this article. Section 2 amends the public health law by adding a new section 2805-z.
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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