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S01856 Summary:

BILL NOS01856
 
SAME ASSAME AS A01148
 
SPONSORHOYLMAN
 
COSPNSRSEPULVEDA, SKOUFIS
 
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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S01856 Actions:

BILL NOS01856
 
01/16/2019REFERRED TO HEALTH
05/30/20191ST REPORT CAL.1105
06/03/20192ND REPORT CAL.
06/04/2019ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
06/20/2019COMMITTED TO RULES
01/08/2020REFERRED TO HEALTH
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S01856 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1856
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    January 16, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by Sens. HOYLMAN, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered print-
          ed, 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.
    23    3. The governing body, in cooperation with  the  hospital's  community
    24  advisory board, must at least annually prepare and make available to the
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03360-01-9

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

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     1  community advisory board  for  the  respective  hospital  under  section
     2  2803-1 of the public health law.
     3    §  3.  This  act  shall  take effect two hundred seventy days after it
     4  shall have become a law. However, prior to that date,  the  commissioner
     5  of health and each general hospital shall take actions reasonably neces-
     6  sary to implement this act on that date.
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