|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 27, 2019||referred to health|
|Feb 26, 2019||delivered to senate|
|Feb 21, 2019||advanced to third reading cal.53|
|Feb 11, 2019||reported|
|Feb 04, 2019||reported referred to codes|
|Jan 14, 2019||referred to health|
assembly Bill A1078
Current Bill Status - Passed Assembly
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A1078 (ACTIVE) - Details
A1078 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1078 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 14, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. GOTTFRIED, D'URSO, SEAWRIGHT, LUPARDO -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the definition of palliative care THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 4012-b of the public health law, as added by chap- ter 195 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows: § 4012-b. Hospice palliative care [program for persons with advanced and progressive disease]. 1. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of this article to the contrary, a hospice may also offer a program of palliative care for patients with advanced [and progressive disease] LIFE-LIMITING CONDITIONS AND ILLNESSES and their families. Such a program may be provided by a hospice issued a certificate of approval pursuant to section [forty hundred] FOUR THOUSAND four of this article, acting alone or under contract with a certified home health agency, long term home health care program, licensed home care services agency or AIDS home care program, as such terms are defined in section thirty-six hundred two of this chapter. Nothing in this section shall preclude the provision of palliative care by any other health care provider otherwise authorized to provide such services. 2. For the purposes of this section [the following terms shall mean: (a) "Advanced and progressive disease" means a medical condition which is irreversible and which will continue indefinitely, where there is no reasonable hope of maintaining life. (b)] "Palliative care" means the active, interdisciplinary care of patients with advanced, life-limiting illness, focusing on relief of distressing physical and psychosocial symptoms and meeting spiritual needs. Its goal is achievement of the best quality of life for patients and families. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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