senate Bill S4582

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to conforming the definition of palliative care throughout the public health law

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Current Bill Status Via A1078 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 20, 2019 signed chap.494
Nov 08, 2019 delivered to governor
May 08, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.540
substituted for s4582
May 08, 2019 substituted by a1078
May 06, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 01, 2019 2nd report cal.
Apr 30, 2019 1st report cal.540
Mar 15, 2019 referred to health

S4582 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4012-b, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7504, A7505
2015-2016: S311, A2211
2017-2018: S789, A2723

S4582 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to conforming the definition of palliative care under hospice provisions to be the same as under other public health law provisions.

S4582 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4582 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 15, 2019

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- 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 the definition  of
  palliative care


  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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