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A02383 Summary:

BILL NOA02383
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORPichardo
 
COSPNSRSayegh, Arroyo
 
MLTSPNSR
 
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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A02383 Text:



 
                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.
                                                                   LBD06348-01-9

        A. 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.
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