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A08232 Summary:

BILL NOA08232A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S08561
 
SPONSORPaulin
 
COSPNSRSayegh
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 343 & 357, Pub Health L
 
Expands eligibility for appointment to county boards of health and health services advisory boards to include nurse practitioners and physician assistants; expands to residents in the county or residents of a contiguous county who have a background in a health-related field and perform substantial work in the county associated with their health-related background.
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A08232 Actions:

BILL NOA08232A
 
11/06/2023referred to health
01/03/2024referred to health
01/17/2024reported
01/18/2024advanced to third reading cal.232
01/22/2024passed assembly
01/22/2024delivered to senate
01/22/2024REFERRED TO HEALTH
04/12/2024recalled from senate
04/12/2024RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
04/12/2024vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
04/12/2024amended on third reading 8232a
05/06/2024repassed assembly
05/06/2024returned to senate
05/06/2024RECOMMITTED TO HEALTH
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A08232 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8232A
 
SPONSOR: Paulin
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to expanding eligi- bility for appointment to county boards of health and health services advisory boards   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To amend the public health law to expand eligibility for those who serve on the county boards of health   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends section 343 of the public health law by expanding the list of eligible providers to serve on county health boards and the residency requirement Section 2 of the bill amends section 357 of the public health law by expanding the list of eligible providers to serve on county health boards Section 3 of the bill amends section 357 of the public health law to add a new section related to the residency requirements of board of health members Section 4 of the bill provides the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: There is a shortage of health care providers facing the State, and the, local county health departments are feeling the impact of the shortage as well. Per current public health law, the local boards of health are to have three physicians on the board. Many of the local health depart- ments, especially in rural areas, are having trouble meeting this statu- tory requirement because there are not enough physicians in certain areas of the State who have the time to add serving on a county health department to their already busy schedules. This legislation would amend the law to make the requirement for health care providers be at least one physician with the other positions able to be filled by a nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Further, the law would be amended to allow for a board member from a contiguous county to serve on a local board of health as long as they do substan- tial work in that county and have a healthcare background. These changes will allow for flexibility on the composition of the local county health boards while still ensuring that there is health care provider expertise and will help to ensure that the county health boards have a full compliment of members, which is not the current case in New York.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately
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A08232 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         8232--A
                                                                Cal. No. 232
 
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    November 6, 2023
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M. of A. PAULIN, SAYEGH -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Health -- recommitted  to  the  Committee  on  Health  in
          accordance  with  Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- advanced to a third read-
          ing, passed by Assembly and delivered to the Senate, recalled from the
          Senate, vote reconsidered, bill amended, ordered reprinted,  retaining
          its place on the order of third reading
 
        AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to expanding eligi-
          bility for appointment to county boards of health and health  services
          advisory boards
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 343 of  the  public  health
     2  law are amended to read as follows:
     3    1.  The  board  of  health  of a county or part-county health district
     4  shall consist of seven members, one of whom shall be  a  member  of  the
     5  board of supervisors, selected by the board of supervisors, and at least
     6  [three]  one of whom shall be [physicians] a physician licensed to prac-
     7  tice in the state of New York, and two of whom  shall  be  a  physician,
     8  nurse  practitioner,  physician  assistant  or  any  combination thereof
     9  licensed to practice in the state of New York, and in addition  thereto,
    10  each  city  which  becomes  a  part  of the county or part-county health
    11  district shall be entitled to one additional  representative  member  on
    12  the board of health.
    13    2.  The  members  of  the  board  of health of a county or part-county
    14  health district shall be residents of the health district or a  resident
    15  of  a  contiguous  county who has a background in a health-related field
    16  and performs other substantial work within the health  district  associ-
    17  ated with their health-related background.
    18    §  2.  Subdivision 1 of section 357 of the public health law, as added
    19  by chapter 55 of the laws of 1974, is amended and a new subdivision 7 is
    20  added to read as follows:
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13441-04-4

        A. 8232--A                          2
 
     1    1. In a county wherein the legislative body constitutes the  board  of
     2  health  of  such  county under and pursuant to the provisions of section
     3  three hundred fifty-six  of  this  [article]  title,  the  county  shall
     4  provide  for the appointment by the board of health of a health services
     5  advisory  board  consisting  of  nine  members. [Two members] One member
     6  shall be [licensed physicians] a physician licensed to practice  in  the
     7  state of New York and one member shall be a physician, nurse practition-
     8  er,  or  physician  assistant  licensed  to practice in the state of New
     9  York.   The remaining members of the board  shall  be  known  as  public
    10  members  and  shall be selected on the basis of their interest and know-
    11  ledge regarding the health needs, resources and facilities of the commu-
    12  nity.
    13    7. Board members shall be residents of the county or a resident  of  a
    14  contiguous  county  who  has  a background in a health-related field and
    15  performs other substantial work within the county associated with  their
    16  health-related background.
    17    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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