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A02483 Summary:

BILL NOA02483
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORPaulin
 
COSPNSRGottfried
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 2801-a, Pub Health L
 
Relates to municipal limited health care service facilities; diagnostic or treatment centers or other facilities managed and administered by a local health department for the purpose of providing limited health care services.
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A02483 Actions:

BILL NOA02483
 
01/20/2017referred to health
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A02483 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A2483
 
SPONSOR: Paulin
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to municipal limited health care service facilities   PURPOSE: To authorize the commissioner to make regulations for municipal limited health care service facilities   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends section 2801-a of the public health law by adding a new subdivision 17 to provide that diagnostic or treatment centers or other facilities managed and administered by a local health department for the purpose of providing limited health care services as defined by the health commissioner may be operated by a local health department and shall be referred to as municipal limited health care service facili- ties. The commissioner shall promulgate regulations for municipal limit- ed health care service facilities, which may be different from the regu- lations otherwise applicable to hospitals, including, but not limited to: designating or limiting the diagnoses and services that may be provided; employee health requirements; and requirements or guidelines for advertising and signage, disclosure of ownership interests, informed consent, record keeping, referral for treatment, case reporting to the patient's primary care or other health care providers, design, construction, fixtures, and equipment. Section two provides the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Local health departments operate clinics to provide specified clinical public health services, such as tuberculosis, sexually transmitted disease and immunization clinics. Currently, these clinics are subject to the full range of requirements imposed on hospitals and other full service diagnostic and treatment centers under Article 28 of the Public Health Law. To require compliance with these stringent requirements places unnecessary and crippling burdens on the limited service public health clinics operated by local health departments, threatening the ability of the local health departments to maintain these limited service clinics. This bill will provide the commissioner the flexibility to develop a regulatory framework that makes sense for limited service public health clinics and permit their continued operation so that vital public health services may continue to be provided.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.63, 2015 and 2016 referred to health. A.9108, 2014 referred to health.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A02483 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          2483
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 20, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. PAULIN, GOTTFRIED -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Health
 
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to municipal  limited
          health care service facilities
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 2801-a of the  public  health  law  is  amended  by
     2  adding a new subdivision 17 to read as follows:
     3    17.  (a)  Diagnostic  or treatment centers or other facilities managed
     4  and administered by a local health department for the purpose of provid-
     5  ing limited health care services as defined by the commissioner  may  be
     6  operated  by  a  local  health  department.    Such  facilities shall be
     7  referred to in  this  subdivision  as  "municipal  limited  health  care
     8  service facilities".
     9    (b) The commissioner shall promulgate regulations for municipal limit-
    10  ed health care service facilities, which may be different from the regu-
    11  lations  otherwise  applicable  to hospitals, including, but not limited
    12  to: designating or limiting the  diagnoses  and  services  that  may  be
    13  provided;  employee  health requirements; and requirements or guidelines
    14  for advertising and signage, disclosure of ownership interests, informed
    15  consent, record keeping, referral for treatment, case reporting  to  the
    16  patient's   primary   care  or  other  health  care  providers,  design,
    17  construction, fixtures, and equipment.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06301-01-7
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