senate Bill S7879

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring parity in the standards of dental telehealth services

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Current Bill Status Via A10034 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 22, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.831
substituted for s7879
Jul 22, 2020 substituted by a10034
Jul 21, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.831
Jul 20, 2020 reported and committed to rules
Feb 27, 2020 referred to health

Votes

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Jul 21, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S7879
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jul 20, 2020 - Health committee Vote

S7879
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: Jul 20, 2020

absent (1)

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S7879 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10034
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2999-dd, Pub Health L

S7879 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires parity in the standards of dental telehealth services.

S7879 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7879 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7879

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- 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  requiring  parity
  in the standards of dental telehealth services

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

  Section 1. Section 2999-dd of the public  health  law  is  amended  by
adding two new subdivisions 3 and 4 to read as follows:
  3.  (A)  DENTAL  TELEHEALTH  SERVICES SHALL ADHERE TO THE STANDARDS OF
APPROPRIATE PATIENT CARE REQUIRED IN OTHER DENTAL HEALTH CARE  SETTINGS,
INCLUDING  BUT NOT LIMITED TO APPROPRIATE PATIENT EXAMINATION, TAKING OF
X-RAYS, AND REVIEW OF A PATIENT'S MEDICAL AND DENTAL HISTORY. ALL DENTAL
TELEHEALTH PROVIDERS SHALL IDENTIFY THEMSELVES  TO  PATIENTS,  INCLUDING
PROVIDING  THE  PROFESSIONAL'S  NEW YORK STATE LICENSE NUMBER. NO DENTAL
TELEHEALTH PROVIDER SHALL ATTEMPT TO WAIVE LIABILITY FOR ITS  TELEHEALTH
SERVICES IN ADVANCE OF DELIVERING SUCH TELEHEALTH SERVICES AND NO DENTAL
TELEHEALTH  PROVIDER  SHALL ATTEMPT TO PREVENT A PATIENT FROM FILING ANY
COMPLAINT WITH ANY GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY OR AUTHORITY.
  (B) THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO  DIMINISH  REQUIREMENTS
FOR OTHER TELEHEALTH SERVICES.
  4.  NOTHING  IN  THIS  ARTICLE  SHALL BE DEEMED TO ALLOW ANY PERSON TO
PROVIDE ANY SERVICE FOR WHICH A LICENSE, REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION  OR
OTHER  AUTHORIZATION  UNDER TITLE EIGHT OF THE EDUCATION LAW IS REQUIRED
AND WHICH THE PERSON DOES NOT POSSESS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15565-01-0

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