senate Bill S9035A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring a health equity assessment to be filed with an application for construction or change to a hospital or health related service

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 20, 2020 print number 9035a
Nov 20, 2020 amend and recommit to rules
Oct 07, 2020 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

S9035 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11072
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2802-b, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S1451, A191

S9035 - Summary

Requires a health equity assessment to be filed with an application for construction, or substantial reduction of, a hospital or health related service; includes a demonstration of whether and how a project will improve or affect access to hospital services and health care with particular reference to members of medically underserved groups in the applicant's service area.

S9035 - Sponsor Memo

S9035 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9035
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              October 7, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  health  equity
   assessments in the establishment or construction of a hospital
 
   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
 2802-b to read as follows:
   § 2802-B. HEALTH EQUITY IMPACT ASSESSMENTS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN
 THIS SECTION:
   (A)  "APPLICATION"  MEANS  AN  APPLICATION  UNDER THIS ARTICLE FOR THE
 CONSTRUCTION, ESTABLISHMENT, CHANGE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT, MERGER, ACQUI-
 SITION, CLOSURE, OR SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION, EXPANSION, OR ADDITION  OF  A
 HOSPITAL  SERVICE  OR HEALTH-RELATED SERVICE OF A HOSPITAL THAT REQUIRES
 REVIEW OR APPROVAL BY THE COUNCIL OR THE COMMISSIONER, WHERE THE  APPLI-
 CATION  IS  FILED  OR  SUBMITTED TO THE COUNCIL, THE COMMISSIONER OR THE
 DEPARTMENT AFTER THIS SECTION TAKES EFFECT.
   (B) "PROJECT" MEANS THE CONSTRUCTION,  ESTABLISHMENT,  CHANGE  IN  THE
 ESTABLISHMENT, MERGER, ACQUISITION, CLOSURE, OR SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION OF
 A  HOSPITAL  SERVICE OR HEALTH-RELATED SERVICE OF A HOSPITAL THAT IS THE
 SUBJECT OF AN APPLICATION.
   (C) "HEALTH EQUITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT" OR "IMPACT ASSESSMENT" MEANS  AN
 ASSESSMENT  OF  WHETHER, AND IF SO HOW, A PROJECT WILL IMPROVE ACCESS TO
 HOSPITAL SERVICES AND HEALTH CARE, HEALTH EQUITY AND REDUCTION OF HEALTH
 DISPARITIES, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO MEMBERS  OF  MEDICALLY  UNDER-
 SERVED GROUPS, IN THE APPLICANT'S SERVICE AREA.
   (D) "MEDICALLY UNDERSERVED GROUP" MEANS: LOW-INCOME PEOPLE; RACIAL AND
 ETHNIC  MINORITIES; IMMIGRANTS; WOMEN; LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGEN-
 DER, OR OTHER-THAN-CISGENDER PEOPLE;  PEOPLE  WITH  DISABILITIES;  OLDER
 ADULTS; PERSONS LIVING WITH A PREVALENT INFECTIOUS DISEASE OR CONDITION;
 PEOPLE  WHO  ARE  ELIGIBLE FOR OR RECEIVE PUBLIC HEALTH BENEFITS; PEOPLE
 WHO DO NOT HAVE THIRD-PARTY HEALTH COVERAGE OR  HAVE  INADEQUATE  THIRD-
 PARTY  HEALTH COVERAGE; AND OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE UNABLE TO OBTAIN HEALTH
 CARE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

S9035A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11072
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2802-b, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S1451, A191

S9035A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires a health equity assessment to be filed with an application for construction, or substantial reduction of, a hospital or health related service; includes a demonstration of whether and how a project will improve or affect access to hospital services and health care with particular reference to members of medically underserved groups in the applicant's service area.

S9035A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9035A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  9035--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              October 7, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. RIVERA, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules --  commit-
   tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
   mitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  health  equity
   assessments in the establishment or construction of a hospital

   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
 2802-b to read as follows:
   § 2802-B. HEALTH EQUITY IMPACT ASSESSMENTS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN
 THIS SECTION:
   (A)  "APPLICATION"  MEANS  AN  APPLICATION  UNDER THIS ARTICLE FOR THE
 CONSTRUCTION, ESTABLISHMENT, CHANGE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT, MERGER, ACQUI-
 SITION, CLOSURE, OR SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION, EXPANSION, OR ADDITION  OF  A
 HOSPITAL  SERVICE  OR HEALTH-RELATED SERVICE OF A HOSPITAL THAT REQUIRES
 REVIEW OR APPROVAL BY THE COUNCIL OR THE COMMISSIONER, WHERE THE  APPLI-
 CATION  IS  FILED  OR  SUBMITTED TO THE COUNCIL, THE COMMISSIONER OR THE
 DEPARTMENT AFTER THIS SECTION TAKES EFFECT.
   (B) "PROJECT" MEANS THE CONSTRUCTION,  ESTABLISHMENT,  CHANGE  IN  THE
 ESTABLISHMENT, MERGER, ACQUISITION, CLOSURE, OR SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION OF
 A  HOSPITAL  SERVICE OR HEALTH-RELATED SERVICE OF A HOSPITAL THAT IS THE
 SUBJECT OF AN APPLICATION.
   (C) "HEALTH EQUITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT" OR "IMPACT ASSESSMENT" MEANS  AN
 ASSESSMENT  OF  WHETHER, AND IF SO HOW, A PROJECT WILL IMPROVE ACCESS TO
 HOSPITAL SERVICES AND HEALTH CARE, HEALTH EQUITY AND REDUCTION OF HEALTH
 DISPARITIES, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO MEMBERS  OF  MEDICALLY  UNDER-
 SERVED GROUPS, IN THE APPLICANT'S SERVICE AREA.
   (D) "MEDICALLY UNDERSERVED GROUP" MEANS: LOW-INCOME PEOPLE; RACIAL AND
 ETHNIC  MINORITIES; IMMIGRANTS; WOMEN; LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGEN-
 DER, OR OTHER-THAN-CISGENDER PEOPLE;  PEOPLE  WITH  DISABILITIES;  OLDER
 ADULTS; PERSONS LIVING WITH A PREVALENT INFECTIOUS DISEASE OR CONDITION;
 PERSONS  LIVING  IN  RURAL AREAS; PEOPLE WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR OR RECEIVE
 PUBLIC HEALTH BENEFITS; PEOPLE WHO DO NOT HAVE THIRD-PARTY HEALTH COVER-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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