assembly Bill A2986A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the closure of hospitals or emergency or maternity departments

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 31, 2019 print number 2986a
May 31, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to health
Jan 28, 2019 referred to health

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A2986 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5144
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2801-h, amd §2801-g, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A6417
2017-2018: A1015

A2986 - Summary

Relates to the closure of hospitals; includes general hospitals, emergency or maternity departments or the surrender of an operating certificate.

A2986 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2986

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. SIMON, ARROYO, BARRON, COOK, COLTON, STECK, WALK-
  ER,  DAVILA,  SEAWRIGHT,  ABINANTI,  ORTIZ, CARROLL, D'URSO, PAULIN --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  BARNWELL,  BLAKE  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Health

AN  ACT  to  amend  the public health law, in relation to the closure of
  hospitals

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

  Section  1.  This  act  shall  be known and may be cited as the "local
input in community healthcare act".
  § 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new  section  2801-h
to read as follows:
  §  2801-H.  CLOSURE  OF HOSPITALS. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF
LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE CLOSURE OF A GENERAL HOSPITAL OR  SURRENDER  OF
AN  OPERATING  CERTIFICATE  PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE SUBJECT TO
REVIEW AND APPROVAL BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  2. (A) NO LATER THAN THIRTY DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF AN  APPLICATION  FOR
CLOSURE OF A GENERAL HOSPITAL IN A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION
OR MORE, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL SUBMIT A WRITTEN REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY
BOARD,  THE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION, THE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER REPRESENT-
ING THE AREA WITHIN WHICH THE FACILITY IS LOCATED, THE PRESIDENT OF  THE
BOROUGH  WITHIN  WHICH THE FACILITY IS LOCATED, THE CONGRESSIONAL REPRE-
SENTATIVE FOR THE DISTRICT IN WHICH THE FACILITY  IS  LOCATED,  AND  THE
STATE SENATOR AND THE ASSEMBLY MEMBER REPRESENTING THE AREA WITHIN WHICH
THE  FACILITY IS LOCATED, OR THE CITY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. SUCH WRITTEN
REPORT SHALL INCLUDE:
  (1) THE ANTICIPATED IMPACT OF THE GENERAL HOSPITAL'S CLOSURE ON ACCESS
TO HEALTH CARE SERVICES  BY  MEMBERS  OF  THE  SURROUNDING  COMMUNITIES,
INCLUDING  BUT NOT LIMITED TO RECIPIENTS OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY
PERSONS, THE UNINSURED, AND UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01681-01-9

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

A2986A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5144
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2801-h, amd §2801-g, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A6417
2017-2018: A1015

A2986A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the closure of hospitals; includes general hospitals, emergency or maternity departments or the surrender of an operating certificate.

A2986A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2986--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. SIMON, ARROYO, BARRON, COOK, COLTON, STECK, WALK-
  ER,  DAVILA,  SEAWRIGHT,  ABINANTI,  ORTIZ, CARROLL, D'URSO, PAULIN --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  BARNWELL,  BLAKE  --  read  once  and
  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Health -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the public health law, in relation to the closure of
  hospitals or emergency or maternity departments

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

  Section  1.  This  act  shall  be known and may be cited as the "local
input in community healthcare act".
  § 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new  section  2801-h
to read as follows:
  §  2801-H.  CLOSURE OF HOSPITALS AND CERTAIN HOSPITAL DEPARTMENTS.  1.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE CLOSURE  OF  A
GENERAL  HOSPITAL  OR AN EMERGENCY OR MATERNITY DEPARTMENT, OR SURRENDER
OF AN OPERATING CERTIFICATE PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE SUBJECT TO
REVIEW AND APPROVAL BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  2. (A) WHEN A FACILITY APPLIES TO THE COMMISSIONER FOR THE CLOSURE  OF
A GENERAL HOSPITAL OR AN EMERGENCY OR MATERNITY DEPARTMENT, THE FACILITY
MUST INCLUDE A CLOSURE PLAN, INCLUDING:
  (1)  THE  ANTICIPATED IMPACT OF THE GENERAL HOSPITAL'S OR DEPARTMENT'S
CLOSURE ON ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE SERVICES BY MEMBERS OF THE  SURROUNDING
COMMUNITIES,  INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RECIPIENTS OF MEDICAL ASSIST-
ANCE FOR NEEDY  PERSONS,  THE  UNINSURED,  AND  UNDERSERVED  POPULATIONS
INCLUDING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES;
  (2)  SPECIFIC  MEASURES  THE  FACILITY AND OTHER PARTIES HAVE TAKEN OR
WOULD TAKE TO AMELIORATE SUCH ANTICIPATED IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITIES;
  (3) ANY  FURTHER  RECOMMENDATIONS  REGARDING  ACCESS  TO  HEALTH  CARE
SERVICES IN COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY THE CLOSURE; AND

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

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