assembly Bill A191

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring a health equity assessment to be filed with an application for construction or change to a hospital or health related service

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Current Bill Status Via S1451 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 01, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.88
substituted for a191a
May 10, 2021 referred to health
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Apr 26, 2021 amended on third reading 1451a
Apr 26, 2021 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Mar 25, 2021 recommitted to health
substitution reconsidered
Feb 22, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.88
substituted for a191
Jun 01, 2021 substituted by s1451a
Mar 25, 2021 amended on third reading 191a
Mar 25, 2021 restored to third reading
substitution reconsidered
Feb 22, 2021 substituted by s1451
Feb 11, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.88
Feb 09, 2021 reported
Jan 06, 2021 referred to health

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Jan 19, 2021 - Health committee Vote

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Nay
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Committee Vote: Jan 19, 2021

nay (1)

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A191 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1451
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2802-b, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A11072, S9035

A191 - Summary

Requires a health equity assessment to be filed with an application for construction, or substantial reduction of, a hospital or health related service; includes a demonstration of whether and how a project will improve or affect access to hospital services and health care with particular reference to members of medically underserved groups in the applicant's service area.

A191 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    191
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED,  REYES,  PAULIN  -- read once and
   referred to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  health  equity
   assessments in the establishment or construction of a hospital

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
 2802-b to read as follows:
   § 2802-B. HEALTH EQUITY IMPACT ASSESSMENTS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN
 THIS SECTION:
   (A)  "APPLICATION"  MEANS  AN  APPLICATION  UNDER THIS ARTICLE FOR THE
 CONSTRUCTION, ESTABLISHMENT, CHANGE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT, MERGER, ACQUI-
 SITION, CLOSURE, OR SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION, EXPANSION, OR ADDITION  OF  A
 HOSPITAL  SERVICE  OR HEALTH-RELATED SERVICE OF A HOSPITAL THAT REQUIRES
 REVIEW OR APPROVAL BY THE COUNCIL OR THE COMMISSIONER, WHERE THE  APPLI-
 CATION  IS  FILED  OR  SUBMITTED TO THE COUNCIL, THE COMMISSIONER OR THE
 DEPARTMENT AFTER THIS SECTION TAKES EFFECT.
   (B) "PROJECT" MEANS THE CONSTRUCTION,  ESTABLISHMENT,  CHANGE  IN  THE
 ESTABLISHMENT, MERGER, ACQUISITION, CLOSURE, OR SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION OF
 A  HOSPITAL  SERVICE OR HEALTH-RELATED SERVICE OF A HOSPITAL THAT IS THE
 SUBJECT OF AN APPLICATION.
   (C) "HEALTH EQUITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT" OR "IMPACT ASSESSMENT" MEANS  AN
 ASSESSMENT  OF  WHETHER, AND IF SO HOW, A PROJECT WILL IMPROVE ACCESS TO
 HOSPITAL SERVICES AND HEALTH CARE, HEALTH EQUITY AND REDUCTION OF HEALTH
 DISPARITIES, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO MEMBERS  OF  MEDICALLY  UNDER-
 SERVED GROUPS, IN THE APPLICANT'S SERVICE AREA.
   (D) "MEDICALLY UNDERSERVED GROUP" MEANS: LOW-INCOME PEOPLE; RACIAL AND
 ETHNIC  MINORITIES; IMMIGRANTS; WOMEN; LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGEN-
 DER, OR OTHER-THAN-CISGENDER PEOPLE;  PEOPLE  WITH  DISABILITIES;  OLDER
 ADULTS; PERSONS LIVING WITH A PREVALENT INFECTIOUS DISEASE OR CONDITION;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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A191A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1451
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2802-b, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A11072, S9035

A191A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires a health equity assessment to be filed with an application for construction, or substantial reduction of, a hospital or health related service; includes a demonstration of whether and how a project will improve or affect access to hospital services and health care with particular reference to members of medically underserved groups in the applicant's service area.

A191A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  191--A
                                                          Cal. No. 88
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. GOTTFRIED, REYES, PAULIN, SIMON, BARRON, STECK,
   EPSTEIN, ENGLEBRIGHT, BICHOTTE HERMELYN, GALEF, ABINANTI, NOLAN, JACK-
   SON, MITAYNES, HEVESI, SOLAGES, L. ROSENTHAL, SAYEGH,  GONZALEZ-ROJAS,
   FORREST  --  read  once  and  referred  to  the Committee on Health --
   reported from committee, advanced to  a  third  reading,  amended  and
   ordered reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public health law, in relation to health equity
   assessments in the establishment or construction of a hospital
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
 2802-b to read as follows:
   § 2802-B. HEALTH EQUITY IMPACT ASSESSMENTS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN
 THIS SECTION:
   (A) "APPLICATION" MEANS AN APPLICATION  UNDER  THIS  ARTICLE  FOR  THE
 CONSTRUCTION, ESTABLISHMENT, CHANGE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT, MERGER, ACQUI-
 SITION,  CLOSURE,  OR SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION, EXPANSION, OR ADDITION OF A
 HOSPITAL SERVICE OR HEALTH-RELATED SERVICE OF A HOSPITAL  THAT  REQUIRES
 REVIEW  OR APPROVAL BY THE COUNCIL OR THE COMMISSIONER, WHERE THE APPLI-
 CATION IS FILED OR SUBMITTED TO THE COUNCIL,  THE  COMMISSIONER  OR  THE
 DEPARTMENT AFTER THIS SECTION TAKES EFFECT.
   (B)  "PROJECT"  MEANS  THE  CONSTRUCTION, ESTABLISHMENT, CHANGE IN THE
 ESTABLISHMENT, MERGER, ACQUISITION, CLOSURE, OR SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION OF
 A HOSPITAL SERVICE OR HEALTH-RELATED SERVICE OF A HOSPITAL THAT  IS  THE
 SUBJECT OF AN APPLICATION.
   (C)  "HEALTH EQUITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT" OR "IMPACT ASSESSMENT" MEANS AN
 ASSESSMENT OF WHETHER, AND IF SO HOW, A PROJECT WILL IMPROVE  ACCESS  TO
 HOSPITAL SERVICES AND HEALTH CARE, HEALTH EQUITY AND REDUCTION OF HEALTH
 DISPARITIES,  WITH  PARTICULAR  REFERENCE TO MEMBERS OF MEDICALLY UNDER-
 SERVED GROUPS, IN THE APPLICANT'S SERVICE AREA.