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S00576 Summary:

BILL NOS00576
 
SAME ASSAME AS A02379
 
SPONSORHOYLMAN
 
COSPNSRSEPULVEDA
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 2803-l, Pub Health L; amd 4, NYC Health & Hosp Corp Act
 
Requires every general hospital to have a community advisory board.
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S00576 Actions:

BILL NOS00576
 
01/04/2017REFERRED TO HEALTH
01/03/2018REFERRED TO HEALTH
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S00576 Memo:

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S00576 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           576
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                       (Prefiled)
 
                                     January 4, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
        AN ACT to amend the public health law and the New York city  health  and
          hospitals  corporation act, in relation to hospital community advisory
          boards

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Section  2803-l  of  the public health law, as amended by
     2  chapter 639 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows:
     3    § 2803-l. Community service plans and community  advisory  boards.  1.
     4  The  governing  body  of  a  [voluntary non-profit] general hospital, in
     5  cooperation with the hospital's  community  advisory  board  established
     6  under this section, must issue an organizational mission statement iden-
     7  tifying  at  a  minimum  the  populations  and communities served by the
     8  hospital and the hospital's commitment to meeting the health care  needs
     9  of the community.
    10    2.  The  governing  body, in cooperation with the hospital's community
    11  advisory board established under this section must at least every  three
    12  years:
    13    (i) review and amend as necessary the hospital mission statement;
    14    (ii)  solicit  the  views of the communities served by the hospital on
    15  such issues as the hospital's performance and service priorities;
    16    (iii) demonstrate the hospital's operational and financial  commitment
    17  to meeting community health care needs, to provide charity care services
    18  and to improve access to health care services by the underserved; and
    19    (iv) prepare and make available to the public a statement showing on a
    20  combined  basis a summary of the financial resources of the hospital and
    21  related corporations and the allocation of available resources to hospi-
    22  tal purposes including the provision of free or reduced charge services.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02212-01-7

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     1    3. The governing body, in cooperation with  the  hospital's  community
     2  advisory board, must at least annually prepare and make available to the
     3  public  an implementation report regarding the hospital's performance in
     4  meeting the health care needs of the community, providing  charity  care
     5  services,  and  improving  access  to health care services by the under-
     6  served.
     7    4.  The governing body shall file with the  commissioner  its  mission
     8  statement,  its  annual  implementation report, and at least every three
     9  years a report detailing amendments  to  the  statement  and  reflecting
    10  changes  in the hospital's operational and financial commitment to meet-
    11  ing the health care needs  of  the  community,  providing  charity  care
    12  services,  and  improving  access  to health care services by the under-
    13  served.  Each of these documents shall be made available to  the  public
    14  by the hospital on its website and by the department on its website.
    15    5.  (i)  Every  general  hospital shall establish a community advisory
    16  board to consider and advise the hospital upon  matters  concerning  the
    17  development  of any plans or programs of the hospital, and may establish
    18  rules and regulations with respect to the community advisory board.
    19    (ii) The members of the community advisory board  shall  be  represen-
    20  tatives of the community served by the hospital. The hospital shall file
    21  with  the commissioner, and from time to time update, an up-to-date list
    22  of the members of the hospital's community advisory board,  which  shall
    23  be made available to the public by the hospital on its website and shall
    24  be made available to the public by the department on its website.
    25    (iii)  Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent  provision  of law, general,
    26  special or local, no officer or employee of the state or  of  any  civil
    27  division thereof, shall be deemed to have forfeited or shall forfeit his
    28  office  or  employment  by reason of his acceptance of membership on the
    29  community advisory board. No member  of  the  community  advisory  board
    30  shall  receive  compensation  or  allowance for services rendered on the
    31  community advisory board, except, however,  that  members  of  community
    32  advisory boards may be reimbursed by the hospital for necessary expenses
    33  incurred in relation to service on the community advisory board.
    34    §  2.  Subdivision 11 of section 4 of section 1 of chapter 1016 of the
    35  laws of 1969, enacting the New York city  health  and  hospitals  corpo-
    36  ration act, as amended by chapter 116 of the laws of 1978, is amended to
    37  read as follows:
    38    11. (i) The corporation shall establish a community advisory board for
    39  each  of  its  hospitals  to consider and advise the corporation and the
    40  hospital upon  matters  concerning  the  development  of  any  plans  or
    41  programs  of  the  corporation,  and may establish rules and regulations
    42  with respect to such boards.
    43    (ii) The members of such advisory boards shall be  representatives  of
    44  the  community  served  by the hospital. The corporation shall file with
    45  the commissioner, and from time to time update, an  up-to-date  list  of
    46  the  members of each hospital's community advisory board, which shall be
    47  made available to the public by the hospital on its website and  by  the
    48  department of health on its website.
    49    (iii)  Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent  provision  of law, general,
    50  special or local, no officer or employee of the state or  of  any  civil
    51  division thereof, shall be deemed to have forfeited or shall forfeit his
    52  office  or  employment by reason of his acceptance of membership on such
    53  community advisory board.  No member of such board shall receive compen-
    54  sation or allowance for services rendered on such board, except,  howev-
    55  er,  that  members  of  community  advisory boards may be reimbursed for
    56  necessary expenses [up to and including twenty-five  dollars]  during  a

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     1  calendar  month by submitting a personal summary voucher. Each community
     2  advisory board established under this subdivision  shall  serve  as  the
     3  community  advisory  board  for  the  respective  hospital under section
     4  2803-1 of the public health law.
     5    §  3.  This  act  shall  take effect two hundred seventy days after it
     6  shall have become a law. However, prior to that date,  the  commissioner
     7  of health and each general hospital shall take actions reasonably neces-
     8  sary to implement this act on that date.
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