assembly Bill A5989

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires general hospitals to develop and implement policies that assure equitable and consistent access to outpatient services as part of their community service plans

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Current Bill Status - Stricken


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Sep 15, 2021 enacting clause stricken
Mar 04, 2021 referred to health

A5989 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2803-l, add §2806-c, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A7370
2017-2018: A6194
2019-2020: A2395

A5989 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires general hospitals to develop and implement policies that assure equitable and consistent access to outpatient services as part of their community service plans.

A5989 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5989
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               March 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. PICHARDO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Health
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public health law, in relation to equitable and
   consistent access to outpatient care services
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Paragraphs  (iii)  and  (iv)  of subdivision 2 of section
 2803-l of the public health law, as amended by chapter 639 of  the  laws
 of  1996,  are  amended  and  a  new  paragraph  (v) is added to read as
 follows:
   (iii) demonstrate the hospital's operational and financial  commitment
 to meeting community health care needs, to provide charity care services
 and to improve access to health care services by the underserved; [and]
   (iv) prepare and make available to the public a statement showing on a
 combined  basis a summary of the financial resources of the hospital and
 related corporations and the allocation of available resources to hospi-
 tal  purposes  including  the  provision  of  free  or  reduced   charge
 services[.]; AND
   (V) DEMONSTRATE THE HOSPITAL'S COMMITMENT TO ENSURING QUALITY CARE AND
 CONTINUITY  OF  CARE WITHIN ALL TREATMENT SETTINGS FOR ALL PATIENT POPU-
 LATIONS, INCLUDING PERSONS COVERED BY MEDICAID  AND  THE  UNINSURED,  IN
 ACCORDANCE  WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED SIX-C OF
 THIS ARTICLE.
   § 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new  section  2806-c
 to read as follows:
   §  2806-C. ACCESS TO OUTPATIENT SERVICES. EVERY GENERAL HOSPITAL SHALL
 ESTABLISH POLICIES THAT ASSURE EQUITABLE AND CONSISTENT ACCESS TO OUTPA-
 TIENT CARE SERVICES THAT MAY BE PROVIDED OR ARRANGED  BY  SUCH  HOSPITAL
 THROUGH  HOSPITAL-AFFILIATED  OUTPATIENT  DEPARTMENTS,  CLINICS, FACULTY
 PRACTICE PLANS OR PRIVATE PHYSICIAN PRACTICES, REGARDLESS OF A PATIENT'S
 SOURCE OF COVERAGE OR PAYMENT. SUCH POLICIES SHALL BE INCORPORATED WITH-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.