senate Bill S8474

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to convening an office-based surgery workgroup to make recommendations regarding appropriate reforms or policy changes

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2018 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 05, 2018 advanced to third reading
Jun 04, 2018 2nd report cal.
May 31, 2018 1st report cal.1504
May 08, 2018 referred to health

S8474 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10929
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §230-e, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5479, A543

S8474 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Convenes an office-based surgery workgroup to make recommendations regarding appropriate reforms or policy changes necessary and in the best interest of the public.

S8474 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8474 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8474

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 8, 2018
                               ___________

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  convening  an
  office-based  surgery  workgroup  to  make  recommendations  regarding
  appropriate reforms or policy changes necessary and in the best inter-
  est of the public

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

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
230-e to read as follows:
  § 230-E. OFFICE-BASED SURGERY WORKGROUP. 1.  AN  OFFICE-BASED  SURGERY
WORKGROUP  SHALL BE CONVENED AND SHALL CONSIST OF NINE MEMBERS APPOINTED
BY THE GOVERNOR. TWO MEMBERS SHALL BE APPOINTED ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF
THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY AND TWO MEMBERS SHALL BE  APPOINTED  ON  THE
RECOMMENDATION  OF  THE  TEMPORARY  PRESIDENT  OF  THE  SENATE AND SHALL
CONSIST OF TWO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE OFFICE-BASED SURGERY INDUSTRY, ONE
REPRESENTATIVE OF HEALTH PLANS, ONE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE  ACCREDITATION
AGENCIES,  ONE REPRESENTATIVE OF A STATEWIDE SOCIETY REPRESENTING PHYSI-
CIANS AND TWO CONSUMERS AND SHALL BE CO-CHAIRED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT OF
FINANCIAL SERVICES AND THE COMMISSIONER.  SUCH  REPRESENTATIVES  OF  THE
WORKGROUP  MUST  REPRESENT  DIFFERENT  REGIONS OF THE STATE. THE MEMBERS
SHALL RECEIVE NO COMPENSATION FOR THEIR SERVICES BUT  SHALL  BE  ALLOWED
THEIR ACTUAL AND NECESSARY EXPENSES INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR
DUTIES.
  2.  THE  WORKGROUP  SHALL  REVIEW  THE HISTORY OF OFFICE-BASED SURGERY
SINCE ENACTMENT OF ACCREDITATION REQUIREMENTS FOR  OFFICE-BASED  SURGERY
ENTITIES  PURSUANT TO SECTION TWO HUNDRED THIRTY-D OF THIS TITLE AND ANY
IMPACTS INCLUDING TRENDS, UPWARDS OR DOWNWARDS, IN SIZE,  SPECIALTY  AND
GEOGRAPHIC  DISTRIBUTION  OF  OFFICE-BASED SURGERY PRACTICES AND COMPAR-
ISONS WITH OTHER OUT-PATIENT SURGICAL  SETTINGS  ESPECIALLY  RELATED  TO
PATIENT  ACCESS, SAFETY AND RATES OF REIMBURSEMENT PAID BY HEALTH PLANS.
BASED ON THIS REVIEW, SUCH WORKGROUP SHALL MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS  REGARD-
ING  APPROPRIATE  REFORMS  OR  POLICY  CHANGES NECESSARY AND IN THE BEST
INTEREST OF THE PUBLIC AND CONSIDERING THE FOLLOWING FACTORS:

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

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