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S05856 Summary:

Amd 3017, Pub Health L
Extends certain emergency medical service restrictions to Nassau county.
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S05856 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                       May 3, 2017
        Introduced  by Sen. PHILLIPS -- 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 emergency  medical
          service in Nassau County
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 3017 of the public health law, as added by  chapter
     2  572 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
     3    §  3017.  Emergency medical service, Nassau and Suffolk [county] coun-
     4  ties. 1. No ambulance service or advanced life  support  first  response
     5  service  shall  respond  to  any  call  or request for emergency medical
     6  services within a town, village or fire district in  Nassau  or  Suffolk
     7  county  that  currently  provides  ambulance  service  or  advanced life
     8  support services first response service, if the municipality has  desig-
     9  nated  one  or  more  ambulance  services or advanced life support first
    10  response services to respond to such calls unless:
    11    (a) the service is so designated;
    12    (b) the response is in accordance with a mutual aid plan  approved  by
    13  the appropriate regional emergency medical service council;
    14    (c)  the  response is to a verbal mutual aid request from a designated
    15  service;
    16    (d) the service was specifically requested to respond by  the  patient
    17  or someone acting on behalf of that patient; or
    18    (e)  the  response  site  is a hospital licensed under article twenty-
    19  eight of this chapter for a transfer to another such facility.
    20    2. Every ambulance service or advanced  life  support  first  response
    21  service  shall  disclose as part of any solicitation or advertisement in
    22  Nassau or Suffolk county that there is a fee for services  rendered,  if
    23  in fact there is a fee charged for the performance of such service.
    24    3.  Every  ambulance  service  or advanced life support first response
    25  service that operates in Nassau or Suffolk county and has vehicles which

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

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     1  travel through communities with designated ambulance service or advanced
     2  life support first response service shall require its drivers and  emer-
     3  gency medical technicians:
     4    (a)  to  immediately notify a central alarm or other publicly operated
     5  dispatch entity, or a person designated under section two hundred nine-b
     6  of the general municipal law to receive calls for emergency services for
     7  the purpose of dispatching emergency medical services whenever an  emer-
     8  gency is found in a public place;
     9    (b) to evaluate the need to transport any patient found in extremis to
    10  a hospital; and
    11    (c)  to comply with appropriate instructions from the dispatch entity.
    12  The dispatch entity, when  appropriate,  may  instruct  the  service  to
    13  transport any patient to an appropriate hospital.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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