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A10748 Summary:

BILL NOA10748A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07483-A
 
SPONSORLancman (MS)
 
COSPNSRMayersohn, Meng, DenDekker, Clark, Aubry, Titus, Scarborough, Carrozza, Pheffer, Weprin D, Miller M, Benedetto, Lifton, DelMonte, Reilly, Christensen, Benjamin, Perry, Hyer-Spencer, Gibson, Maisel, Castro, Robinson, Barron, Rivera P
 
MLTSPNSRCook, Gianaris, Glick, Gottfried, Hevesi, Markey, Nolan, Sweeney, Thiele, Weisenberg
 
Add S2801-g, Pub Health L
 
Enacts the "hospital closure planning act"; provides that whenever a general hospital closes, the commissioner of health shall within thirty days of being notified of such closure, hold a public hearing at a location within the geographic area served by such general hospital to solicit testimony concerning the extent to which such closure will result in the reduction or elimination of health care services in the affected community, and options and proposals for replacing or enhancing such health care services through other means in order to meet the needs of residents in the affected community; makes related provisions.
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A10748 Actions:

BILL NOA10748A
 
04/19/2010referred to health
04/27/2010reported referred to ways and means
06/15/2010amend and recommit to ways and means
06/15/2010print number 10748a
06/24/2010reported referred to rules
06/24/2010reported
06/24/2010rules report cal.360
06/24/2010substituted by s7483a
 S07483 AMEND=A HUNTLEY
 04/14/2010REFERRED TO HEALTH
 06/15/2010AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HEALTH
 06/15/2010PRINT NUMBER 7483A
 06/23/2010COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
 06/23/2010ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1144
 06/24/2010PASSED SENATE
 06/24/2010DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 06/24/2010referred to ways and means
 06/24/2010substituted for a10748a
 06/24/2010ordered to third reading rules cal.360
 06/28/2010passed assembly
 06/28/2010returned to senate
 09/20/2010DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
 10/01/2010SIGNED CHAP.541
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A10748 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A10748A
 
SPONSOR: Lancman (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to enacting the "hospital closure planning act"   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To allow for community input on the impact of a hospital's closing on access to health care in the surround- ing community and require the department of health to identify the meas- ures which the department and other parties have taken or will take to ameliorate such impact.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The public health law is amended by adding a new section, 2801-g, which Would require a public forum on the consequences of a hospital's closing and a response from the state health commissioner on measures to mitigate the negative effects of the planned closing.   JUSTIFICATION: New York's hospitals are a vital part of the state's health care infrastructure. The loss of these institutions can have serious public health consequences for the surrounding community, including but not limited to recipients of medical assistance for needy persons, the uninsured, and underserved populations. The current econom- ic climate increases the chances that hospitals that provide important services may be forced to close for financial reasons. Therefore, it is critical that procedures be in place to establish contingency plans that will minimize the impact of such closings on the affected community.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A10748 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                        10748--A
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     April 19, 2010
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  LANCMAN,  MAYERSOHN, MENG, DenDEKKER, CLARK,
          AUBRY, TITUS, SCARBOROUGH, CARROZZA,  PHEFFER,  D. WEPRIN,  M. MILLER,
          BENEDETTO,  LIFTON,  DelMONTE,  REILLY,  CHRISTENSEN, BENJAMIN, PERRY,
          HYER-SPENCER, GIBSON, MAISEL, CASTRO, ROBINSON --  Multi-Sponsored  by
          --  M.  of A. COOK, GIANARIS, GLICK, GOTTFRIED, HEVESI, MARKEY, NOLAN,

          SWEENEY, THIELE, WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Health -- reported and referred to the Committee on Ways and  Means
          --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
          and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN ACT to amend the public health  law,  in  relation  to  enacting  the
          "hospital closure planning act"
 
          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 "hospital closure planning act".
     3    §  2.  The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2801-g
     4  to read as follows:
     5    § 2801-g. Community forum on hospital closure. 1. No later than thirty
     6  days after the closure of a general  hospital,  the  commissioner  shall

     7  hold  a public community forum for the purpose of obtaining public input
     8  concerning the anticipated impact of the general hospital's  closure  on
     9  access  to health care services by members of the surrounding community,
    10  including but not limited to recipients of medical assistance for  needy
    11  persons,  the  uninsured,  and  underserved populations, and options and
    12  proposals to ameliorate such anticipated impact.  The commissioner shall
    13  afford community members, health care providers, labor  unions,  payers,
    14  businesses  and  consumers a reasonable opportunity to speak about rele-
    15  vant matters at such community forum.
    16    2. No later than sixty days after holding a community  forum  pursuant

    17  to  subdivision  one of this section, the commissioner shall make avail-
    18  able to the public on the department's website information regarding:
    19    (a) the anticipated impact of the general hospital's closure on access
    20  to health care services by members of the surrounding community, includ-
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11426-15-0

        A. 10748--A                         2
 
     1  ing but not limited  to  recipients  of  medical  assistance  for  needy
     2  persons, the uninsured, and underserved populations;
     3    (b)  specific  measures the department and other parties have taken or

     4  will take to ameliorate such anticipated impact; and
     5    (c) any  further  recommendations  regarding  access  to  health  care
     6  services in communities impacted by the general hospital's closure.
     7    3.  A community forum conducted pursuant to this section shall be held
     8  at a location within a reasonable  proximity  to  the  general  hospital
     9  subject  to  closure, and shall be announced no less than ten days prior
    10  to the date of such community forum.
    11    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  apply  only  to
    12  general hospitals that close on or after such effective date.
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