senate Bill S1003A

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to providing information to patients and the public on policy-based exclusions

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 24, 2023 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 23, 2023 ordered to third reading cal.152
Jan 20, 2023 print number 1003a
Jan 20, 2023 amend and recommit to rules
Jan 17, 2023 reported and committed to rules
Jan 09, 2023 referred to health

Votes

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Jan 23, 2023 - Rules committee Vote

S1003A
14
7
committee
14
Aye
7
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 17, 2023 - Health committee Vote

S1003
9
3
committee
9
Aye
3
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jan 17, 2023

nay (3)
aye wr (3)

Co-Sponsors

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S1003 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A733
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2803-bb, amd §2803, Pub Health L; amd §§3217-a & 4324, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S5400, A6334

S1003 - Summary

Relates to providing information to patients and the public on policy-based exclusions; requires the commissioner of health to collect from each health care facility a list of its policy-based exclusions and publish such information on the department's website.

S1003 - Sponsor Memo

S1003 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1003
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 9, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  HINCHEY,  BRESLIN, HARCKHAM, HOYLMAN, MAY, MYRIE,
   RIVERA, SALAZAR, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law and the insurance law, in relation
   to providing information to patients and the  public  on  policy-based
   exclusions

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature finds that since 2003
 more than 40 community hospitals in New York state have closed.
   The legislature additionally  finds  that  as  a  result  of  hospital
 consolidation,  large  health  care  systems  now  control  more than 70
 percent of acute hospital beds in the state and that these systems some-
 times remove categories of care from local hospitals,  leaving  patients
 in  regions  of  the  state  without access to particular types of care,
 including some types of emergency care.
   The legislature further finds that patients do not have the ability to
 determine whether health care facilities in their area provide the  care
 they  seek,  because  information about how facility restrictions impact
 options for care is too difficult to obtain.
   The legislature also finds that denials and poor access  to  care  can
 lead  to  serious  adverse  health  impacts that jeopardize individuals'
 lives and wellbeing and that New York needs to  understand  health  care
 gaps and their impact statewide.
   Finally, the legislature finds that some denials of care violate state
 and federal law.
   §  2. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2803-bb
 to read as follows:
    § 2803-BB. POLICY-BASED EXCLUSIONS.
  1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:   (A) "HEALTH  CARE  FACILITY"
 MEANS  A GENERAL HOSPITAL AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TEN OF SECTION TWEN-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02598-02-3

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S1003A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A733
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2803-bb, amd §2803, Pub Health L; amd §§3217-a & 4324, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S5400, A6334

S1003A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to providing information to patients and the public on policy-based exclusions; requires the commissioner of health to collect from each health care facility a list of its policy-based exclusions and publish such information on the department's website.

S1003A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1003A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1003--A
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 9, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  HINCHEY,  BRESLIN,  HARCKHAM, HOYLMAN-SIGAL, MAY,
   MYRIE, RIVERA, SALAZAR, SEPULVEDA, WEBB  --  read  twice  and  ordered
   printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
   -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the Commit-
   tee on Rules -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted
   as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law and the insurance law, in relation
   to  providing  information  to patients and the public on policy-based
   exclusions
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature finds that since 2003
 more than 40 community hospitals in New York state have closed.
   The  legislature  additionally  finds  that  as  a  result of hospital
 consolidation, large health  care  systems  now  control  more  than  70
 percent of acute hospital beds in the state and that these systems some-
 times  remove  categories of care from local hospitals, leaving patients
 in regions of the state without access  to  particular  types  of  care,
 including some types of emergency care.
   The legislature further finds that patients do not have the ability to
 determine  whether health care facilities in their area provide the care
 they seek, because information about how  facility  restrictions  impact
 options for care is too difficult to obtain.
   The  legislature  also  finds that denials and poor access to care can
 lead to serious adverse  health  impacts  that  jeopardize  individuals'
 lives  and  wellbeing  and that New York needs to understand health care
 gaps and their impact statewide.
   Finally, the legislature finds that some denials of care violate state
 and federal law.
   § 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new section  2803-bb
 to read as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02598-04-3

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