|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to health|
|May 02, 2017||reported and committed to finance|
|Mar 06, 2017||referred to health|
senate Bill S5044
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5044 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5044 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5044 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public health law, in relation to requirements for collective negotiations by health care providers with certain health benefit plans in certain counties; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof PURPOSE : This bill would create a demonstration program to study whether physician collective negotiations can restore fairness to the contracting practice between physicians and large managed care plans. This legislation would not authorize strikes of health benefit plans by physicians. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section one provides a statement of legislative intent. Section two provides that this act shall be known and may be cited as the "Health Care Consumer and Provider Protection Act". Section three amends article 49 of the Public Health Law by adding a new title III relating to requirements for collective negotiations by health care providers with certain health benefit plans in certain counties and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
S5044 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5044 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 6, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HANNON -- 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 requirements for collective negotiations by health care providers with certain health benefit plans in certain counties; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Statement of legislative intent. The legislature finds that collective negotiation by competing health care providers for the terms and conditions of contracts with health plans can result in beneficial results for health care consumers. The legislature further finds instances where health plans dominate the market to such a degree that fair and adequate negotiations between health care providers and the plans are adversely affected, so that it is necessary and appropriate to provide for a demonstration to examine the risks and benefits associated with a system of collective action on behalf of health care providers. Consequently, the legislature finds it appropriate and necessary in the demonstration service area to displace competition with regulation of health plan provider agreements and authorize collective negotiations on the terms and conditions of the relationship between health care plans and health care providers so the imbalances between the two will not result in adverse conditions of health care. This act is not intended to apply to or affect in any respect collective bargaining relationships involving health care providers, as defined in section 4920 of the public health law or rights relating to collective bargaining arising under applicable federal or state collective bargaining statutes. § 2. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "health care consumer and provider protection act". § 3. Article 49 of the public health law is amended by adding a new title III to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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