senate Bill S5144

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the closure of hospitals or emergency or maternity departments

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to health
Jun 05, 2019 print number 5144a
Jun 05, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to finance
May 30, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Apr 11, 2019 referred to health

Votes

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May 30, 2019 - Health committee Vote

S5144
11
2
committee
11
Aye
2
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: May 30, 2019

nay (2)
aye wr (2)

S5144 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2801-h, amd §2801-g, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2021-2022: S3131
2023-2024: S2085

S5144 - Summary

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

S5144 - Sponsor Memo

S5144 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5144

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- 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  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;
  (2)  SPECIFIC  MEASURES THE DEPARTMENT AND OTHER PARTIES HAVE TAKEN OR
WOULD TAKE TO AMELIORATE SUCH ANTICIPATED IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITIES;

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

S5144A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2801-h, amd §2801-g, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2021-2022: S3131
2023-2024: S2085

S5144A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S5144A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5144A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5144--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health -- reported favora-
  bly from said committee and committed to the Committee on  Finance  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

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.
                                                           LBD01681-03-9

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