senate Bill S833

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes a task force to conduct a study on the ability to utilize telehealth within the workers' compensation system

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 22, 2018 reported and committed to finance
Jan 25, 2018 print number 833a
Jan 25, 2018 amend and recommit to labor
Jan 03, 2018 referred to labor
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 20, 2017 referred to labor
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 05, 2017 ordered to third reading cal.1378
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 05, 2017 referred to labor

Votes

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May 22, 2018 - Labor committee Vote

S833A
10
4
committee
10
Aye
4
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 22, 2018

aye wr (1)

Jun 5, 2017 - Rules committee Vote

S833
24
0
committee
24
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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S833 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Labor
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S8109
2019-2020: S1042, S4763

S833 - Summary

Establishes a task force to conduct a study on the ability to utilize telehealth within the workers' compensation system.

S833 - Sponsor Memo

S833 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   833

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 5, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor

AN ACT to establish a task force to conduct a comprehensive study on the
  ability to utilize telehealth within the workers' compensation system;
  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. Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  recognizes  due  to
geographic   restrictions,   provider   shortages,   inclement  weather,
restricted patient mobility and the lack of authorized workers'  compen-
sation  medical providers that have familiarity with the language spoken
by injured workers, patients face challenges in  accessing  health  care
providers  and  health  care  services.  It is critically important that
injured workers are provided with the ability to receive quality medical
care in an efficient and expeditious manner. Telehealth  is  a  valuable
tool  in  improving the continuity, coordination, and efficiency of care
for rural and underserved populations.
  To date, there has not been a comprehensive  study  conducted  in  New
York  state  to  examine  the efficacy of telehealth for injured workers
seeking workers' compensation benefits in rural and  underserved  areas.
The  legislature therefore supports the commissioning of such a study in
order to assess the effectiveness in allowing health care services to be
provided by telehealth.
  § 2. A task force is hereby established  to  conduct  a  comprehensive
study  on  the ability to utilize telehealth within the workers' compen-
sation system. The scope of such study shall include:
  a. the determination of the feasibility  of  implementation  of  tele-
health  for  medical exams for workers' compensation claims that ensures
injured workers protection and access to quality care;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06237-01-7

S833A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Labor
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S8109
2019-2020: S1042, S4763

S833A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a task force to conduct a study on the ability to utilize telehealth within the workers' compensation system.

S833A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S833A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 833--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 5, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor  --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on  Labor  in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to establish a task force to conduct a comprehensive study on the
  ability to utilize telehealth within the workers' compensation system;
  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.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  recognizes due to
geographic  restrictions,   provider   shortages,   inclement   weather,
restricted  patient mobility and the lack of authorized workers' compen-
sation medical providers that have familiarity with the language  spoken
by  injured  workers,  patients face challenges in accessing health care
providers and health care services.  It  is  critically  important  that
injured workers are provided with the ability to receive quality medical
care  in  an  efficient and expeditious manner. Telehealth is a valuable
tool in improving the continuity, coordination, and efficiency  of  care
for rural and underserved populations.
  To  date,  there  has  not been a comprehensive study conducted in New
York state to examine the efficacy of  telehealth  for  injured  workers
seeking  workers'  compensation benefits in rural and underserved areas.
The legislature therefore supports the commissioning of such a study  in
order to assess the effectiveness in allowing health care services to be
provided by telehealth.
  §  2.  A  task  force is hereby established to conduct a comprehensive
study on the ability to utilize telehealth within the  workers'  compen-
sation system. The scope of such study shall include:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06237-02-8

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