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|Add Art 2 Title 7 §268, Pub Health L; amd §6525, Ed L|
|Establishes the high need primary care medical personnel demonstration program in the department of health.|
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2383 2019-2020 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY January 22, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. PICHARDO -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law and the education law, in relation to establishing the high need primary care medical personnel demon- stration program; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof 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 "high need primary care medical personnel demonstration program 3 act". 4 § 2. Article 2 of the public health law is amended by adding a new 5 title 7 to read as follows: 6 TITLE VII 7 HIGH NEED PRIMARY CARE MEDICAL 8 PERSONNEL DEMONSTRATION 9 PROGRAM 10 Section 268. High need primary care medical personnel demonstration 11 program. 12 § 268. High need primary care medical personnel demonstration program. 13 1. The department shall establish a high need primary care medical 14 personnel demonstration program. The commissioner shall designate six 15 locations at which such program shall be conducted. 16 (a) The locations of the demonstration program shall be selected based 17 upon the following: 18 (1) the amount of primary care medical services provided at the 19 location applying for designation; 20 (2) the percentage of patients receiving care through medical assist- 21 ance; EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06348-01-9A. 2383 2 1 (3) the capacity of the applicant location to host physicians licensed 2 pursuant to section sixty-five hundred twenty-five of the education law; 3 and 4 (4) the benefit to the appropriate high need community in the 5 provision of primary care medical personnel. 6 (b) The locations of the demonstration program shall be as follows: 7 (1) two shall be in rural areas, as defined in subdivision one of 8 section twenty-nine hundred fifty-one of this chapter; 9 (2) two shall be in cities having a population of between one hundred 10 fifty thousand and one million; and 11 (3) two shall be in cities having a population of one million or more. 12 2. On or before April first, two thousand twenty-one, the commissioner 13 shall submit a report to the governor, the temporary president of the 14 senate, the speaker of the assembly, the minority leader of the senate 15 and the minority leader of the assembly. Such report shall include, but 16 not be limited to, a statistical analysis of the changes in health 17 results for patients at demonstration program locations, and the hospi- 18 talization rates, chronic illnesses and vital statistics thereof. 19 3. All demonstration program locations shall utilize physicians 20 licensed pursuant to section sixty-five hundred twenty-five of the 21 education law. 22 § 3. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 6525 of the education law, as 23 added by chapter 987 of the laws of 1971, paragraph 1 of subdivision 1 24 as amended by chapter 133 of the laws of 1982, are amended to read as 25 follows: 26 1. Eligibility: The following persons shall be eligible for a limited 27 permit: 28 (1) A person who fulfills all requirements for a license as a physi- 29 cian except those relating to the examination and citizenship or perma- 30 nent residence in the United States; 31 (2) A foreign physician who holds a standard certificate from the 32 educational council for foreign medical graduates or who has passed an 33 examination satisfactory to the state board for medicine and in accord- 34 ance with the commissioner's regulations; [ or] 35 (3) A foreign physician or a foreign intern who is in this country on 36 a non-immigration visa for the continuation of medical study, pursuant 37 to the exchange student program of the United States department of 38 state[ .]; or 39 (4) A person who graduates from a regents, Liaison Committee on 40 Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association accredited medical 41 program, or a person who graduates from any other medical program who 42 has passed two requisite steps or parts of the United States Medical 43 Licensing Examination or National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners 44 examination, where such a person practices at a medical facility or 45 practice designated by the department of health pursuant to section two 46 hundred sixty-eight of the public health law. 47 2. Limit of practice. A permittee shall be authorized to practice 48 medicine only under the supervision of a licensed physician and only in 49 a public, voluntary[ ,] or proprietary hospital, or pursuant to section 50 two hundred sixty-eight of the public health law. 51 § 4. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall 52 have become a law, and shall expire and be deemed repealed July 1, 2021.