senate Bill S7082

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the closure of hospitals

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to health

S7082 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2801-i, amd §2801-g, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S2500

S7082 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the closure of hospitals.

S7082 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7082 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7082

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 3, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- 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;
  (2)  SPECIFIC  MEASURES THE DEPARTMENT AND OTHER PARTIES HAVE TAKEN OR
WOULD TAKE TO AMELIORATE SUCH ANTICIPATED IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITIES;
  (3) ANY  FURTHER  RECOMMENDATIONS  REGARDING  ACCESS  TO  HEALTH  CARE
SERVICES IN COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY THE CLOSURE;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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