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S00077 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 4, 2017
        Introduced  by Sens. HOYLMAN, PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed,
          and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
        AN ACT to amend the public health  law,  in  relation  to  enacting  the
          "transparency in health care fees 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 "transparency in health care fees act".
     3    §  2. Article 29-D of the public health law is amended by adding a new
     4  title 4-A to read as follows:
     5                                  TITLE 4-A
     6                                   BILLING
     7  Section 2999-l. Health care bills.
     8    § 2999-l. Health care bills.  1. For purposes of  this  title  "health
     9  care  provider"  shall  mean  a  practitioner in an individual practice,
    10  group practice, partnership, professional corporation or  other  author-
    11  ized  form  of  association, a hospital or other health care institution
    12  issued an operating certificate pursuant to this chapter or  the  mental
    13  hygiene  law,  a  certified  home  health agency or a licensed home care
    14  services agency, and any other purveyor  of  health  or  health  related
    15  items  or services including but not limited to a clinical laboratory, a
    16  physiological laboratory, a pharmacy, a purveyor  of  x-ray  or  imaging
    17  services,  a purveyor of physical therapy services, a purveyor of health
    18  or health related supplies, appliances or  equipment,  or  an  ambulance
    19  service.
    20    2.  Prior  to  performing  any  health  care services, all health care
    21  providers shall advise patients in writing of the fee to be  charged  to
    22  the patient for the services to be rendered in the event such fee is not
    23  paid for by insurance.
    24    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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