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A06059 Summary:

BILL NOA06059
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORPichardo
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add Art 2 Title 7 267, Pub Health L; amd 6525, Ed L
 
Establishes the high need primary care medical personnel demonstration program in the department of health.
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A06059 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          6059
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 23, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. PICHARDO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Health
 
        AN ACT to amend the public health law and the education law, in relation
          to  establishing  the  high need primary care medical personnel demon-
          stration program; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
          expiration thereof

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
     2  the "high need primary  care  medical  personnel  demonstration  program
     3  act".
     4    §  2.  Article  2  of the public health law is amended by adding a new
     5  title 7 to read as follows:
     6                                  TITLE VII
     7                        HIGH NEED PRIMARY CARE MEDICAL
     8                            PERSONNEL DEMONSTRATION
     9                                    PROGRAM
    10  Section 267. High need  primary  care  medical  personnel  demonstration
    11                 program.
    12    § 267. High need primary care medical personnel demonstration program.
    13  1.  The  department  shall  establish  a  high need primary care medical
    14  personnel demonstration program. The commissioner  shall  designate  six
    15  locations at which such program shall be conducted.
    16    (a) The locations of the demonstration program shall be selected based
    17  upon the following:
    18    (1)  the  amount  of  primary  care  medical  services provided at the
    19  location applying for designation;
    20    (2) the percentage of patients receiving care through medical  assist-
    21  ance;
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00864-01-7

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     1    (3) the capacity of the applicant location to host physicians licensed
     2  pursuant to section sixty-five hundred twenty-five of the education law;
     3  and
     4    (4)  the  benefit  to  the  appropriate  high  need  community  in the
     5  provision of primary care medical personnel.
     6    (b) The locations of the demonstration program shall be as follows:
     7    (1) two shall be in rural areas, as  defined  in  subdivision  one  of
     8  section twenty-nine hundred fifty-one of this chapter;
     9    (2)  two shall be in cities having a population of between one hundred
    10  fifty thousand and one million; and
    11    (3) two shall be in cities having a population of one million or more.
    12    2. On or before April first, two thousand nineteen,  the  commissioner
    13  shall  submit  a  report to the governor, the temporary president of the
    14  senate, the speaker of the assembly, the minority leader of  the  senate
    15  and  the minority leader of the assembly. Such report shall include, but
    16  not be limited to, a statistical  analysis  of  the  changes  in  health
    17  results  for patients at demonstration program locations, and the hospi-
    18  talization rates, chronic illnesses and vital statistics thereof.
    19    3.  All  demonstration  program  locations  shall  utilize  physicians
    20  licensed  pursuant  to  section  sixty-five  hundred  twenty-five of the
    21  education law.
    22    § 3. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 6525 of  the  education  law,  as
    23  added  by  chapter 987 of the laws of 1971, paragraph 1 of subdivision 1
    24  as amended by chapter 133 of the laws of 1982, are amended  to  read  as
    25  follows:
    26    1.  Eligibility: The following persons shall be eligible for a limited
    27  permit:
    28    (1) A person who fulfills all requirements for a license as  a  physi-
    29  cian  except those relating to the examination and citizenship or perma-
    30  nent residence in the United States;
    31    (2) A foreign physician who holds  a  standard  certificate  from  the
    32  educational  council  for foreign medical graduates or who has passed an
    33  examination satisfactory to the state board for medicine and in  accord-
    34  ance with the commissioner's regulations; [or]
    35    (3)  A foreign physician or a foreign intern who is in this country on
    36  a non-immigration visa for the continuation of medical  study,  pursuant
    37  to  the  exchange  student  program  of  the United States department of
    38  state[.]; or
    39    (4) A person who  graduates  from  a  regents,  Liaison  Committee  on
    40  Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association accredited medical
    41  program,  or  a  person who graduates from any other medical program who
    42  has passed two requisite steps or parts of  the  United  States  Medical
    43  Licensing Examination or National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners
    44  examination,  where  such  a  person  practices at a medical facility or
    45  practice designated by the department of health pursuant to section  two
    46  hundred sixty-seven of the public health law.
    47    2.  Limit  of  practice.  A  permittee shall be authorized to practice
    48  medicine only under the supervision of a licensed physician and only  in
    49  a  public,  voluntary[,] or proprietary hospital, or pursuant to section
    50  two hundred sixty-seven of the public health law.
    51    § 4. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    52  have become a law, and shall expire and be deemed repealed July 1, 2019.
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