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A05501 Summary:

COSPNSRBuchwald, DiPietro, Lupardo, Woerner, Wallace
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
06/01/2018amend and recommit to higher education
06/01/2018print number 5501a
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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, BUCHWALD, DiPIETRO, LUPARDO, WOERNER,
          WALLACE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education
          -- recommitted to the Committee on Higher Education in accordance with
          Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

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

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