senate Bill S5505

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the delivery of health care services via telehealth

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 committed to rules
May 19, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 12, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 11, 2021 1st report cal.1019
Mar 16, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Mar 09, 2021 referred to health

Votes

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May 11, 2021 - Finance committee Vote

S5505
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 16, 2021 - Health committee Vote

S5505
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S5505 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6256
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2999-cc & 2999-dd, Pub Health L

S5505 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts specific provisions regarding the delivery of health care services via telehealth including requiring coverage and setting reimbursement rates under certain health care plans.

S5505 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5505 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5505
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 9, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. RIVERA, HARCKHAM -- 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  the  delivery  of
   health care services via telehealth
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 2999-cc of the public  health  law  is  amended  by
 adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
   8.  "HEALTH  CARE  PLAN"  MEANS  AN  ENTITY  (OTHER THAN A HEALTH CARE
 PROVIDER) THAT APPROVES, PROVIDES, ARRANGES FOR, OR PAYS FOR HEALTH CARE
 SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
   (A) A HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION LICENSED  UNDER  ARTICLE  FORTY-
 THREE OF THE INSURANCE LAW;
   (B)  A HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION OR OTHER ORGANIZATION CERTIFIED
 UNDER ARTICLE FORTY-FOUR OF THIS CHAPTER;
   (C) AN INSURER OR CORPORATION SUBJECT TO THE INSURANCE LAW; AND
   (D) THE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM UNDER TITLE ELEVEN OF ARTICLE  FIVE
 OF  THE  SOCIAL SERVICES LAW ("MEDICAID"); THE CHILD HEALTH PLUS PROGRAM
 UNDER TITLE ONE-A OF ARTICLE TWENTY-FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER, AND THE  BASIC
 HEALTH  PROGRAM  UNDER SECTION THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-NINE-GG OF THE SOCIAL
 SERVICES LAW.
   § 2. Section 2999-dd of the public health law, as amended by section 4
 of subpart C of Part S of chapter 57 of the laws of 2018, subdivision  1
 as  amended  by chapter 124 of the laws of 2020, subdivisions 3 and 4 as
 added by chapter 328 of the laws of 2020, is amended to read as follows:
   § 2999-dd. Telehealth delivery of services. 1. [Health  care  services
 delivered  by  means  of  telehealth  shall be entitled to reimbursement
 under section three hundred sixty-seven-u of the  social  services  law;
 provided  however,  reimbursement  for  additional  modalities, provider
 categories and originating sites specified in  accordance  with  section
 twenty-nine hundred ninety-nine-ee of this article, and audio-only tele-

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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