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S00870 Summary:

Amd 220, Pub Health L
Relates to increasing membership on the public health and health planning council and directing the appointment of members representing particular areas of concern.
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S00870 Actions:

03/12/20191ST REPORT CAL.290
03/13/20192ND REPORT CAL.
03/18/2019SUBSTITUTED BY A4071
 A04071 AMEND= Gottfried
 02/01/2019referred to health
 02/28/2019advanced to third reading cal.81
 03/05/2019passed assembly
 03/05/2019delivered to senate
 03/18/2019SUBSTITUTED FOR S870
 03/18/20193RD READING CAL.290
 03/18/2019PASSED SENATE
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S00870 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 9, 2019
        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, in relation to membership on  the
          public health and health planning council
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 220 of the public health law, as amended by section
     2  7 of part N of chapter 56 of the laws of 2012, is  amended  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    §  220.  Public  health  and  health  planning council; appointment of
     5  members. 1. There shall continue to be in the department a public health
     6  and health planning council to consist of the commissioner and [fourteen
     7  members to be appointed by the governor with the advice and  consent  of
     8  the  senate;  provided  that effective December first, two thousand ten,
     9  the membership of the council shall  consist  of  the  commissioner  and
    10  twenty-four]  thirty-six  members  to  be  appointed  as follows: thirty
    11  members to appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of  the
    12  senate; and six members to be appointed by the governor, two upon recom-
    13  mendation of the speaker of the assembly, two upon recommendation of the
    14  temporary president of the senate, one upon recommendation of the minor-
    15  ity  leader of the assembly, and one upon recommendation of the minority
    16  leader of the senate.
    17    2. As to the members of the council appointed by the governor with the
    18  advice and consent of the senate: Membership on  the  council  shall  be
    19  reflective of the diversity of the state's population including, but not
    20  limited  to,  the  various  geographic  areas  and  population densities
    21  throughout the state. The members shall include representatives  of  the
    22  public  health  system,  health care providers that comprise the state's
    23  health care delivery system, individuals with expertise in the  clinical
    24  and  administrative  aspects  of  health care delivery, issues affecting
    25  health care  consumers,  health  planning,  health  care  financing  and
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 870                              2
     1  reimbursement,  health care regulation and compliance, and public health
     2  practice and at least two members shall also be members  of  the  behav-
     3  ioral  health  services advisory council; at least four members shall be
     4  representatives  of  general  hospitals  or nursing homes; at least four
     5  members shall be representatives of health care consumer advocacy organ-
     6  izations which have a statewide or regional constituency and  have  been
     7  involved  in activities related to health care consumer advocacy includ-
     8  ing issues of interest to low- and moderate-income individuals; at least
     9  three members shall be representatives of labor organizations for health
    10  care employees; and at least one member shall  be  a  representative  of
    11  each of the following groups:  home care agencies, diagnostic and treat-
    12  ment  centers,  and  health care payors[, labor organizations for health
    13  care employees, and health care consumer advocacy organizations].
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect on January 1, 2020, and shall apply to
    15  all members of the public health and health planning  council  appointed
    16  or re-appointed on or after that date.
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