senate Bill S2776

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Expands the healthcare services provided by telehealth

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 30, 2023 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 20, 2023 advanced to third reading
Mar 16, 2023 2nd report cal.
Mar 15, 2023 1st report cal.521
Jan 24, 2023 referred to health

S2776 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2999-dd, Pub Health L; amd Part V §7, Chap 57 of 2022
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:

S2776 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands the healthcare services provided by telehealth; removes the sunset date of such expansion.

S2776 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2776 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 24, 2023
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- 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 expanding  health-
   care  services  provided by telehealth; and to amend part V of chapter
   57 of the laws of 2022 amending the public health law and  the  insur-
   ance  law  relating  to  reimbursement  for  commercial  and  Medicaid
   services provided via telehealth, in  relation  to  the  effectiveness
   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 2999-dd of the public health  law,
 as  amended by section 2 of part V of chapter 57 of the laws of 2022, is
 amended to read as follows:
   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 on the same basis, at the same rate, and to  the
 same  extent  the  equivalent services, as may be defined in regulations
 promulgated by  the  commissioner,  are  reimbursed  when  delivered  in
 person;  provided, however, that health care services delivered by means
 of telehealth shall not require reimbursement to a  telehealth  provider
 for  certain  costs, including but not limited to facility fees or costs
 reimbursed through ambulatory patient groups or other clinic  reimburse-
 ment  methodologies  set  forth in section twenty-eight hundred seven of
 this chapter, if such costs were not incurred in the provision of  tele-
 health services due to neither the originating site nor the distant site
 occurring  within  a  facility  or  other  clinic  setting;  and further
 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-
 phone communication  defined  in  regulations  promulgated  pursuant  to
 subdivision  four  of section twenty-nine hundred ninety-nine-cc of this
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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