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A05713 Summary:

BILL NOA05713
 
SAME ASSAME AS S06375
 
SPONSORFall
 
COSPNSRCusick, Darling, Dickens, O'Donnell, Simon, Walker, Taylor, Barron
 
MLTSPNSR
 
 
Directs the commissioner of health to conduct a study of the delivery of ambulatory care and other medical care in this state in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A05713 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          5713
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 24, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. FALL, CUSICK, DARLING, DICKENS, O'DONNELL, SIMON,
          WALKER, TAYLOR -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health
 
        AN  ACT in relation to directing the commissioner of health to conduct a
          study of the delivery of ambulatory and other medical care in response
          to the COVID-19 pandemic

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.   a.   The commissioner of health shall conduct a study of
     2  the delivery of primary care, urgent care, and commonly used  ambulatory
     3  health care services in this state in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,
     4  including  the  current  situation  and  expected trends for the future.
     5  Entities to be studied  shall include clinics operating within or  spon-
     6  sored  by pharmacies and other retail businesses (retail clinics), ambu-
     7  latory health care offices open for extended hours without  an  appoint-
     8  ment  (urgent care centers), and major ambulatory health care  practices
     9  (whether in one  location  or  multiple  locations)  whose  health  care
    10  professionals are linked directly or indirectly in an economic relation-
    11  ship,  federally  qualified  health  centers,  community health centers,
    12  general hospital ambulatory care  clinics,  and  other  ambulatory  care
    13  centers.    Entities  to be studied shall not include ambulatory surgery
    14  centers or office-based surgery practices.
    15    b.  The study shall examine the impact of the respective  entities  on
    16  the delivery, quality, accessibility, and cost of ambulatory health care
    17  in  this state.   The commissioner shall make recommendations to improve
    18  the delivery, quality, accessibility, and cost  of  the  full  range  of
    19  ambulatory health care services required by communities in this state.
    20    c.    During  the  study the operator of a clinic, urgent care, and/or
    21  such major ambulatory health care practice shall give a 30-day notice to
    22  the department of health and locally elected officials before a closure,
    23  relocation or decertification.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06194-02-1

        A. 5713                             2
 
     1    d. The commissioner of health shall report and publish on the  depart-
     2  ment  of  health's website, and transmit the commissioner's findings and
     3  recommendations to the governor, the speaker of the assembly, the minor-
     4  ity leader of the assembly, the temporary president of  the  senate  and
     5  the  minority  leader  of the senate on or before one year from the date
     6  this act shall take effect.
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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