|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2017||referred to health|
senate Bill S266
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S266 (ACTIVE) - Details
S266 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S266 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public health law, in relation to the closure of hospitals PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL : To allow for greater community input when hospital closures are threatened. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1 establishes the title as the "Local Input in Community Healthcare (LICH) Act" Section 2 adds a new Section 2801-i of the public health law to give explicit authority for closure of hospitals to the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health. It also requires the Commissioner to: Issue a report within 30 days of an application for closure, including: *The anticipated impact of closure on the surrounding communities'
S266 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 266 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 4, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SQUADRON, HOYLMAN, MONTGOMERY -- 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 the closure of hospitals THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "local input in community healthcare act". § 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2801-i to read as follows: § 2801-I. CLOSURE OF HOSPITALS. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE CLOSURE OF A GENERAL HOSPITAL OR SURRENDER OF AN OPERATING CERTIFICATE PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE SUBJECT TO REVIEW AND APPROVAL BY THE COMMISSIONER. 2. (A) NO LATER THAN THIRTY DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF AN APPLICATION FOR CLOSURE OF A GENERAL HOSPITAL IN A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL SUBMIT A WRITTEN REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY BOARD, THE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION, THE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER REPRESENT- ING THE AREA WITHIN WHICH THE FACILITY IS LOCATED, THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOROUGH WITHIN WHICH THE FACILITY IS LOCATED, THE CONGRESSIONAL REPRE- SENTATIVE FOR THE DISTRICT IN WHICH THE FACILITY IS LOCATED, AND THE STATE SENATOR AND THE ASSEMBLY MEMBER REPRESENTING THE AREA WITHIN WHICH THE FACILITY IS LOCATED, OR THE CITY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. SUCH WRITTEN REPORT SHALL INCLUDE: (1) THE ANTICIPATED IMPACT OF THE GENERAL HOSPITAL'S CLOSURE ON ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE SERVICES BY MEMBERS OF THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RECIPIENTS OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY PERSONS, THE UNINSURED, AND UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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