Bill S2183-2013

Authorizes certain health care professionals licensed to practice in other jurisdictions to practice in this state in connection with an event sanctioned by Remote Area Medical

Authorizes certain health care professionals licensed to practice in other jurisdictions to practice in this state in connection with an event sanctioned by Remote Area Medical.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • Jan 14, 2013: REFERRED TO HEALTH

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BILL NUMBER:S2183

TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize certain health care professionals licensed to practice in other jurisdictions to practice in this state in connection with an event sanctioned by Remote Area Medical; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OF GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to authorize certain health care professionals licensed to practice in other jurisdictions to practice in this state in connection with an event sanctioned by Remote Area Medical.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The bill notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of the law allows any person who is licensed to practitioner in designated fields the ability to provide professional services without first being licensed with title 8 of the education law. Services will only be provided during the time period specified by Remote Area Medical.

JUSTIFICATION: The access to high quality health care services is a concern of all New Yorkers. Access to such services is severely limited for some residents of this state due to high cost of medical procedures and now with the cuts to Medicare in New York State even more help is needed in helping the lower and middle class. The mobile health clinic began in 1985 serving undeveloped countries and later rural America. Remote Area Medical provides various medical services to people who are unable to gain access. They have provided services in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. California has implemented similar legislation allowing Remote Area Medical access to its citizens in need of care after their reduction in Medicaid services for the Poor and the noticeable increased deductibles and co-payments that have recently been associated with employer-sponsored insurance programs.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.5412A of 2012: Referred to Health

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed December 31, 2014:


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2183 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 14, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. SMITH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to authorize certain health care professionals licensed to prac- tice in other jurisdictions to practice in this state in connection with an event sanctioned by Remote Area Medical; 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: Section 1. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, any person who is licensed to practice as a physician, physician's assist- ant, massage therapist, physical therapist, chiropractor, dentist, opto- metrist, nurse, nurse practitioner or podiatrist in another state or territory, who is in good standing in such state or territory and who has been appointed by Remote Area Medical to provide professional services at an event in this state sanctioned by Remote Area Medical, may provide such professional services at a Remote Area Medical Clinic in New York City without first being licensed pursuant to the provisions of title 8 of the education law. Such services shall be provided only during the time period of December 1 through December 31, 2014. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed December 31, 2014.

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