senate Bill S8844

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the definition of a clinical peer reviewer

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 29, 2020 referred to rules

S8844 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3076
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4900, Pub Health L; amd §4900, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A723
2011-2012: A662
2013-2014: A2693
2015-2016: A445
2017-2018: A2539

S8844 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the definition of a clinical peer reviewer by clarifying that such term shall be applicable for the entire utilization review and external appeal article and means either a physician or a health care professional with certain qualifications.

S8844 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8844 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8844

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 29, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the insurance law, in relation
  to the definition of clinical peer reviewer

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 2 of section 4900 of the public health law, as
amended by chapter 586 of the laws of 1998,  item  (B)  of  subparagraph
(ii)  of  paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 41 of the laws of 2014 and
subparagraph (iii) as amended and subparagraph (iv) of paragraph (a)  as
added by section 42 of subpart A of part BB of chapter 57 of the laws of
2019, is amended to read as follows:
  2. "Clinical peer reviewer" means:
  (a) [for purposes of title one of this article:
  (i)  a  physician  who  possesses  a  current and valid non-restricted
license to practice medicine; or
  (ii) a health care professional other than a licensed physician who:
  (A) where applicable, possesses a  current  and  valid  non-restricted
license,  certificate  or  registration  or,  where  no  provision for a
license, certificate or registration  exists,  is  credentialed  by  the
national accrediting body appropriate to the profession; and
  (B)  is  in  the  same profession and same or similar specialty as the
health care provider who typically  manages  the  medical  condition  or
disease  or  provides the health care service or treatment under review;
or
  (iii) for purposes of a determination involving substance use disorder
treatment:
  (A) a physician who  possesses  a  current  and  valid  non-restricted
license  to  practice  medicine and who specializes in behavioral health
and has experience in the delivery of substance use disorder courses  of
treatment; or
  (B)  a  health  care  professional other than a licensed physician who
specializes in behavioral health and has experience in the  delivery  of
substance  use  disorder  courses  of  treatment  and, where applicable,

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

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