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AB 699 Summary:

BILL NOA00699
 
SAME ASSAME AS S00111
 
SPONSORRodriguez
 
COSPNSRArroyo, Raia, Gottfried
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 4002 & 4014, Pub Health L
 
Authorizes hospice residences to care for up to 25 patients in cities having a population of one million or more.
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AB 699 Actions:

BILL NOA00699
 
01/09/2017referred to health
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AB 699 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           699
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     January 9, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  RODRIGUEZ  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Health
 
        AN ACT to amend the  public  health  law,  in  relation  to  authorizing
          hospice residences to care for up to 25 patients
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 2-b of section 4002 of the public  health  law,
     2  as  amended  by  chapter  512 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    2-b. "Hospice residence" means a hospice operated home which is  resi-
     5  dential in character and physical structure and operated for the purpose
     6  of  providing  more  than two hospice patients but not more than sixteen
     7  hospice patients or, in cities having a population  of  one  million  or
     8  more,  not  more  than  twenty-five hospice patients, with hospice care,
     9  which may include dually certified hospice in-patient beds up  to  twen-
    10  ty-five percent of the hospice residence's patient capacity.
    11    §  2.  Subdivision  1  of  section  4014  of the public health law, as
    12  amended by chapter 512 of the laws  of  2013,  is  amended  to  read  as
    13  follows:
    14    1.  The commissioner is hereby authorized to establish a hospice resi-
    15  dence pilot program. Such program, subject to the rules and  regulations
    16  of  the commissioner, shall authorize the operation of not more than ten
    17  hospice residences operated for the purpose of providing more  than  two
    18  hospice  patients  but  not  more  than  sixteen hospice patients or, in
    19  cities having a population of one million or more, not more  than  twen-
    20  ty-five  hospice  patients,  with  hospice  care.  The  locations of the
    21  hospice  residence  pilot  program  shall  be  geographically  disbursed
    22  throughout  the  state  and  approved by the commissioner. To the extent
    23  that patients may access hospital or skilled nursing home care, the care
    24  plan for such patients shall provide for such care.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04454-01-7

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     1    § 3. This act shall take effect  immediately  and  the  amendments  to
     2  sections 4002 and 4014 of the public health law made by sections one and
     3  two  of  this act shall apply to hospice residences established prior to
     4  the effective date of this act as well as those created thereafter.
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