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A05501 Summary:

COSPNSRBuchwald, DiPietro, Lupardo, Woerner
Add Art 27-H 2799, Pub Health L
Authorizes the commissioner of health to award grants for graduate medical education in Lyme and tick-borne disease and to designate organizations as centers for Lyme and tick-borne disease excellence.
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A05501 Actions:

02/09/2017referred to higher education
01/03/2018referred to higher education
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A05501 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 9, 2017
        Introduced  by M. of A. BARRETT -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Higher Education
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to grants for  gradu-
          ate medical education in Lyme and tick-borne disease
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Article 27-H of the public health law, as added by  chapter
     2  550 of the laws of 1988, is amended by adding a new section 2799 to read
     3  as follows:
     4    §  2799.  Grants for graduate medical education in Lyme and tick-borne
     5  disease. 1. (a) The commissioner is authorized, within amounts appropri-
     6  ated for such purpose to make grants in support of  certified  residency
     7  education  programs including but not limited to, preventative medicine,
     8  chronic disease, or epidemiology, to establish or  expand  education  in
     9  Lyme  and  tick-borne  disease  for  graduate  medical education, and to
    10  increase the opportunities for trainee education in Lyme and  tick-borne
    11  disease.
    12    (b)  Grants  under this subdivision for graduate medical education and
    13  education in Lyme and tick-borne disease may be used for administration,
    14  faculty recruitment and development, start-up costs and  costs  incurred
    15  teaching  Lyme  and  tick-borne  disease  in  research-based programs or
    16  patient-based care sites, including,  but  not  limited  to,  personnel,
    17  administration  and  trainee  related expenses and other expenses judged
    18  reasonable and necessary by the commissioner.
    19    (c) Grants under this subdivision shall be awarded by the commissioner
    20  through a competitive application process. In making awards, the commis-
    21  sioner shall consider the extent to which the applicant:
    22    (i) plans to incorporate emerging Lyme and tick-borne disease research
    23  into residency training programs, including  diagnostic  procedures  and
    24  all  medical treatment options, including the benefits and risks of each
    25  option;
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    (ii) functions in collaboration with research or  patient-based  care,
     2  or both;
     3    (iii) makes complementary efforts to recruit or train qualified facul-
     4  ty in Lyme and tick-borne disease education and prevention; and
     5    (iv)  utilizes  available  Lyme  and tick-borne disease diagnostic and
     6  treatment, and support services in the community.
     7    2. The commissioner shall  designate  organizations,  upon  successful
     8  application, as centers for Lyme and tick-borne disease excellence. Such
     9  designations  shall  be  pursuant  to  an application as designed by the
    10  department, and based on service, staffing and other criteria as  devel-
    11  oped  by  the  commissioner.  Such  centers  of excellence shall provide
    12  specialized Lyme and tick-borne disease care, treatment,  education  and
    13  related  services.  Designation  as  a  center  for  Lyme and tick-borne
    14  disease excellence shall not entitle a center to enhanced reimbursement,
    15  but may be utilized in outreach and other promotional activities.
    16    3. The commissioner may designate Lyme and tick-borne disease resource
    17  centers ("resource center"). A  resource  center  may  be  statewide  or
    18  regional,  and  shall act as a source of technical information and guid-
    19  ance for practitioners on the latest Lyme and tick-borne disease strate-
    20  gies, therapies and medications. The department may contract  with  not-
    21  for-profit   organizations  or  associations  to  establish  and  manage
    22  resource centers. A resource center may charge a fee to defray the  cost
    23  of the service.
    24    4.  The commissioner shall prepare and submit a report to the governor
    25  and the legislature, on or before February first, two thousand  eighteen
    26  reporting the results and evaluating the effectiveness of this section.
    27    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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