|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 04, 2019||referred to codes|
assembly Bill A4599
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A4599 (ACTIVE) - Details
A4599 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4599 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y February 4, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. PRETLOW -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law and the criminal procedure law, in relation to criminalizing acting as a runner or soliciting or employ- ing a runner to procure patients or clients THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 176.00 of the penal law is amended by adding four new subdivisions 6, 7, 8 and 9 to read as follows: 6. "PROVIDER" MEANS AN ATTORNEY, A HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL, AN OWNER OR OPERATOR OF A HEALTH CARE PRACTICE OR FACILITY, ANY PERSON WHO CREATES THE IMPRESSION THAT HE OR SHE, OR HIS OR HER PRACTICE CAN PROVIDE LEGAL OR HEALTH CARE SERVICES, ANY PERSON EMPLOYED OR ACTING ON BEHALF OF ANY SUCH PERSON, OR ANY PERSON PROVIDING MANAGEMENT OR CONSULTING SERVICES TO ANY SUCH PERSON. 7. "PUBLIC MEDIA" MEANS TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES, PROFESSIONAL DIRECTO- RIES, NEWSPAPERS AND OTHER PERIODICALS, RADIO AND TELEVISION, BILL- BOARDS, AND MAILED OR ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS THAT DO NOT INVOLVE DIRECT CONTACT WITH A SPECIFIC PROSPECTIVE CLIENT, PATIENT, OR CUSTOMER. 8. "RUNNER" MEANS A PERSON WHO, FOR A PECUNIARY BENEFIT, PROCURES OR ATTEMPTS TO PROCURE A CLIENT, PATIENT OR CUSTOMER AT THE DIRECTION OF, REQUEST OF OR IN COOPERATION WITH A PROVIDER WHOSE PURPOSE IS TO SEEK TO OBTAIN BENEFITS UNDER A CONTRACT OF INSURANCE OR ASSERT A CLAIM AGAINST AN INSURED OR AN INSURANCE CARRIER FOR PROVIDING SERVICES TO THE CLIENT, PATIENT OR CUSTOMER, OR TO OBTAIN BENEFITS UNDER OR ASSERT A CLAIM AGAINST A STATE OR FEDERAL HEALTH CARE BENEFITS PROGRAM OR PRESCRIPTION DRUG ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. "RUNNER" SHALL NOT INCLUDE (A) A PERSON WHO PROCURES OR ATTEMPTS TO PROCURE CLIENTS, PATIENTS OR CUSTOMERS FOR A PROVIDER THROUGH PUBLIC MEDIA; (B) A PERSON WHO REFERS CLIENTS, PATIENTS OR CUSTOMERS AS OTHERWISE AUTHORIZED BY LAW; OR (C) A PERSON WHO, AS AN EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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