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SECTION 2825-B
Oneida county health care facility transformation program: Oneida county project
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 28
§ 2825-b. Oneida county health care facility transformation program:
Oneida county project. 1. An Oneida county health care facility
transformation program is hereby established under the joint
administration of the commissioner and the president of the dormitory
authority of the state of New York for the purpose of strengthening and
protecting continued access to health care services in communities. The
program shall provide capital funding in support of projects located in
the largest population center in Oneida county that consolidate multiple
licensed health care facilities into an integrated system of care. The
issuance of any bonds or notes hereunder shall be subject to the
approval of the director of the division of the budget, and any projects
funded through the issuance of bonds or notes hereunder shall be
approved by the New York state public authorities control board, as
required under section fifty-one of the public authorities law.

2. The commissioner and the president of the authority shall enter
into an agreement, subject to approval by the director of the budget,
and subject to section sixteen hundred eighty-r of the public
authorities law, for the purposes of awarding, distributing, and
administering the funds made available pursuant to this section. Such
funds may be distributed by the commissioner and the president of the
authority for capital grants to general hospitals for the purposes of
consolidating multiple licensed health care facilities into an
integrated system of care for capital non-operational works or purposes
that support the purposes set forth in this section. A copy of such
agreement, and any amendments thereto, shall be provided to the chair of
the senate finance committee, the chair of the assembly ways and means
committee, and the director of the division of budget no later than
thirty days prior to the release of a request for applications for
funding under this program. Projects awarded under section twenty-eight
hundred twenty-five of this article shall not be eligible for grants or
awards made available under this section.

3. Notwithstanding section one hundred sixty-three of the state
finance law or any inconsistent provision of law to the contrary, up to
three hundred million dollars of the funds appropriated for this program
shall be awarded without a competitive bid or request for proposal
process for capital grants to health care providers (hereafter
"applicants") located in the county of Oneida.

4. In determining awards for eligible applicants under this section,
the commissioner and the president of the authority shall consider
criteria including, but not limited to:

(a) the extent to which the proposed capital project will contribute
to the integration of health care services and long term sustainability
of the applicant or preservation of essential health services in the
community or communities served by the applicant;

(b) the extent to which the proposed project or purpose is aligned
with delivery system reform incentive payment ("DSRIP") program goals
and objectives;

(c) the relationship between the proposed capital project and
identified community need;

(d) the extent that the proposed capital project furthers the
development of primary care and other outpatient services;

(e) the extent to which the proposed capital project benefits Medicaid
enrollees and uninsured individuals;

(f) the extent to which the applicant has engaged the community
affected by the proposed capital project and the manner in which
community engagement has shaped such capital project; and

(g) the extent to which the proposed capital project addresses
potential risk to patient safety and welfare.

5. The department shall provide a report on a quarterly basis to the
chairs of the senate finance, assembly ways and means, senate health and
assembly health committees. Such reports shall be submitted no later
than sixty days after the close of the quarter, and shall conform to the
reporting requirements of subdivision twenty of section twenty-eight
hundred seven of this article, as applicable.