senate Bill S8416

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Includes audio-only and video-only telehealth and telemedicine services in those telehealth and telemedicine services eligible for reimbursement

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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 17, 2020 signed chap.124
Jun 05, 2020 delivered to governor
May 27, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.38
substituted for a10404a
referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.667
May 26, 2020 reported and committed to rules
May 24, 2020 referred to health

Votes

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May 26, 2020 - Health committee Vote

S8416
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 24, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S8416
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S8416 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10404
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2999-cc, 2999-ee & 2999-dd, Pub Health L

S8416 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes audio-only and video-only telehealth and telemedicine services in those telehealth and telemedicine services eligible for reimbursement.

S8416 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8416 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8416

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 24, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. METZGER -- 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  including  audio-
  only  and  video-only  telehealth  and  telemedicine services in those
  telehealth and telemedicine services eligible for reimbursement

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 4 of section 2999-cc of the public health law,
as added by chapter 6 of the  laws  of  2015,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  4.  "Telehealth"  means the use of electronic information and communi-
cation technologies by  telehealth  providers  to  deliver  health  care
services,  which  shall include the assessment, diagnosis, consultation,
treatment,  education,  care  management  and/or  self-management  of  a
patient.  Telehealth  shall not include delivery of health care services
by means of [audio-only telephone communication,] facsimile machines, or
electronic messaging alone, though use  of  these  technologies  is  not
precluded  if  used  in conjunction with telemedicine, store and forward
technology, or remote patient monitoring. For purposes of this  section,
telehealth shall be limited to telemedicine, store and forward technolo-
gy,  [and]  remote  patient monitoring AND AUDIO-ONLY TELEPHONE COMMUNI-
CATION, EXCEPT THAT WITH  RESPECT  TO  THE  MEDICAL  ASSISTANCE  PROGRAM
ESTABLISHED UNDER SECTION THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES
LAW,  AND  THE  CHILD HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN UNDER TITLE ONE-A OF ARTICLE
TWENTY-FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER, TELEHEALTH SHALL INCLUDE  AUDIO-ONLY  TELE-
PHONE  COMMUNICATION ONLY TO THE EXTENT DEFINED IN REGULATIONS AS MAY BE
PROMULGATED BY THE COMMISSIONER. This subdivision shall not preclude the
delivery of health care services by means of "home telehealth"  as  used
in section thirty-six hundred fourteen of this chapter.
  §  2.  Section 2999-ee of the public health law, as added by section 3
of part HH of chapter 56 of the laws of 2020,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  §  2999-ee.  Increased application of telehealth. In order to increase
the application of telehealth in behavioral health, oral health,  mater-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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