senate Bill S5044

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enacts the "health care consumer and provider protection act"

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Actions

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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

Votes

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May 2, 2017 - Health committee Vote

S5044
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S5044 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6831
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 49 Title 3 §§4920 - 4929, Pub Health L

S5044 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "health care consumer and provider protection act" to provide for collective negotiations by health care providers with health care plans in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk.

S5044 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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