senate Bill S8719

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of health to conduct a study of the delivery of ambulatory care on Staten Island

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Current Bill Status Via A10470 - Passed Senate & Assembly

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 22, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1000
substituted for s8719
Jul 22, 2020 substituted by a10470a
ordered to third reading cal.1000
Jul 10, 2020 referred to rules

S8719 (ACTIVE) - Details

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S8719 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of health to conduct a study of the delivery of ambulatory care on Staten Island.

S8719 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8719 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 10, 2020

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT in relation to directing the commissioner of health to conduct  a
  study of the delivery of ambulatory care on Staten Island


  Section 1.  a.  The commissioner of health shall conduct  a  study  of
the  delivery of primary care, urgent care, and commonly used ambulatory
health care services on Staten Island, including the  current  situation
and  expected  trends  for  the future.   Entities to be studied   shall
include clinics operating within or sponsored by  pharmacies  and  other
retail  businesses (retail clinics), ambulatory health care offices open
for extended hours without an appointment  (urgent  care  centers),  and
major  ambulatory  health  care    practices (whether in one location or
multiple locations) whose health care professionals are linked  directly
or  indirectly  in  an economic relationship, federally qualified health
centers, community health  centers,  general  hospital  ambulatory  care
clinics,  and  other  ambulatory  care centers.   Entities to be studied
shall not include ambulatory surgery  centers  or  office-based  surgery
  b.    The study shall examine the impact of the respective entities on
the delivery, quality, accessibility, and cost of ambulatory health care
on Staten Island.    The  commissioner  shall  make  recommendations  to
improve the delivery, quality, accessibility, and cost of the full range
of ambulatory health care services required by the community.
  c.    During  the  study the operator of a clinic, urgent care, and/or
such major ambulatory health care practice shall give a 30-day notice to
the department of health and locally elected officials before a closure,
relocation or decertification.
  d. The commissioner of health shall report and publish on the  depart-
ment  of  health's website, and transmit the commissioner's findings and
recommendations to the governor, the speaker of the assembly, the minor-
ity leader of the assembly, the temporary president of  the  senate  and
the  minority  leader  of the senate on or before one year from the date
this act shall take effect.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


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