senate Bill S6795

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to expanding the function of the New York state medical indemnity fund such that it will serve as a funding source for future health care costs

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
Jun 18, 2017 referred to rules

S6795 - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง2999-g - 2999-j, Pub Health L

S6795 - Summary

Relates to expanding the function of the New York state medical indemnity fund such that it will serve as a funding source for future health care costs associated with neurological injuries resulting from medical services provided or not provided.

S6795 - Sponsor Memo

S6795 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6795

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 18, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- 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  expanding  the
  function  of  the  New  York state medical indemnity fund such that it
  will serve as a funding source for future health care costs associated
  with neurological injuries resulting from medical services provided or
  not provided

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

  Section  1.  Section  2999-g  of  the  public  health law, as added by
section 52 of part H of chapter 59 of the laws of 2011,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  S  2999-g.  Purpose  of  this title. Creation AND EXPANSION of the New
York state medical indemnity fund.  [There is hereby created the] 1. THE
New York state medical indemnity fund (the "fund")[. The purpose of  the
fund  is] WAS CREATED to provide a funding source for future health care
costs associated with birth related neurological injuries, in  order  to
reduce premium costs for medical malpractice insurance coverage.
  2.  TO  FURTHER  THE  STATE'S  INTEREST  IN REDUCING PREMIUM COSTS FOR
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE INSURANCE COVERAGE, THE FUND'S MISSION  IS  EXPANDED
SUCH  THAT THE FUND WILL PROVIDE A FUNDING SOURCE FOR FUTURE HEALTH CARE
COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ALL NEUROLOGICAL INJURIES RESULTING  FROM  MEDICAL
SERVICES  PROVIDED  OR  NOT  PROVIDED  AND NOT JUST THOSE THAT ARE BIRTH
RELATED.
  S 2. Section 2999-h of the public health law, as added by  section  52
of part H of chapter 59 of the laws of 2011, subdivision 1 as amended by
chapter  517 of the laws of 2016 and subdivision 3 as amended by chapter
4 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
  S 2999-h. Definitions. As used in this title, unless  the  context  or
subject matter requires otherwise:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13269-01-7

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