Relates to approval of demonstration projects for the operation of proton beam therapy services.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to approval of demonstration projects for the operation of proton beam therapy services
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Requires the Commissioner of Health to authorize more than one demonstration project located in a city with a population of one million or more for the operation of proton beam therapy services.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Adds a new subdivision 11 to section 2803 of the public health law requiring the Commissioner of Health to authorize more than one demonstration project in a city with a population of one million or more for the operation of proton beam therapy services.
JUSTIFICATION: Proton beam therapy services is an emerging technology. There are several proton beam therapy facilities in operation in the United States The Department of Health has solicited applications for the operation of proton beam therapy services in New York State on 2l demonstration basis, as authorized by Part 705 of 10 NYCRR The operation of more than one demonstration site in a large city will better allow the Department of Health to test the efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of proton beam therapy. Furthermore, estimated demand for such services exceeds maximum capacity for a single site.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.8419 of 2009 06/30/10 REFERRED TO RULES S.1696 of 2011 01/11/11 REFERRED TO HEALTH 01/04/12 REFERRED TO HEALTH
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Unknown at present time.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 247 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. SAMPSON -- 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 approval of demon- stration projects for the operation of proton beam therapy services THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2803 of the public health law is amended by adding a new subdivision 11 to read as follows: 11. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY CONTRARY PROVISION OF LAW OR REGULATION, WHEN AUTHORIZING DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS PURSUANT TO 10 NYCRR PART 705 FOR THE OPERATION OF PROTON BEAM THERAPY SERVICES, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL AUTHORIZE MORE THAN ONE DEMONSTRATION PROJECT LOCATED IN A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02185-01-3