Authorizes the Adirondack Medical Center to operate a part-time off-campus emergency department in the town of North Elba, county of Essex.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing the Lake Placid part-time off-campus emergency department demonstration program; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof
PURPOSE: Authorizes the Adirondack Medical Center to operate a part-time off-campus emergency department in the town of North Elba, county of Essex.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends the public health law to add a new section 2805-x to authorize Adirondack. Medical Center to operate a part-time off-campus emergency department in the town of North Elba. The bill provides that such off-campus emergency department shall operate for at least twelve hours a day, each day of the year and that the emergency department is to meet all requirements established by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services for a provider-based off-campus emergency department as well as those requirements established by the commissioner for emergency services provided by general hospitals. The bill further allows the commissioner to waive those requirements that cannot be reasonably applied to an off-campus part-time emergency department.
Further, the bill requires the commissioner, within eighteen months of the effective date, to submit a report to the governor and the legislature on the services provided at such hospital and the effectiveness of the services in providing care to residents of and visitors to Lake Placid and its surrounding communities and the applicability of such model in other parts of the state.
Section 2 Contains the effective date
JUSTIFICATION: This legislation is being proposed to help Adirondack Medical Center (AMC) serve the Lake Placid community. Currently AMC operates the former Placid Memorial Hospital as an outpatient service facility providing sports medicine and rehabilitation, medical imaging and laboratory services, as well as a 24-hour Emergency Department. This legislation gives AMC for the flexibility to provide a part-time emergency room services open a minimum of twelve hours per day with longer hours provided when needed for coverage of major events in Lake Placid. This facility will operate with conjunction with AMC's hospital located in Saranac Lake to meet the needs of the Lake Placid community.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S. 5764-A Passed Senate; S. 8000-A Referred to Health
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State
LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed 5 years after such date.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5764--B 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE June 12, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sens. LITTLE, HANNON, YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Health in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing the Lake Placid part-time off-campus emergency department demonstration program; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expira- tion thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2805-x to read as follows: S 2805-X. LAKE PLACID PART-TIME OFF-CAMPUS EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT DEMON- STRATION PROGRAM. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF LAW, RULE OR REGULATION, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL AUTHORIZE ADIRONDACK MEDICAL CENTER TO OPERATE ITS CURRENT EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT THE ADIRONDACK MEDICAL CENTER IN THE TOWN OF NORTH ELBA, COUNTY OF ESSEX, AS A PART-TIME OFF-CAMPUS EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT DEMONSTRATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION. 2. SUCH OFF-CAMPUS EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT SHALL OPERATE AT LEAST TWELVE HOURS A DAY, EACH DAY OF THE YEAR. 3. SUCH EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT SHALL MEET THE REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED BY THE FEDERAL CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES FOR A PROVI- DER-BASED OFF-CAMPUS EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AS WELL AS THOSE REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES PROVIDED BY GENERAL HOSPITALS; PROVIDED HOWEVER, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL WAIVE THOSE REQUIREMENTS THAT CANNOT REASONABLY BE APPLIED TO AN OFF-CAMPUS PART-TIME EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11478-04-4 S. 5764--B 2
4. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, WITHIN EIGHTEEN MONTHS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLA- TURE ON THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE PART-TIME OFF-CAMPUS EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AUTHORIZED BY THIS SECTION, THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SUCH SERVICES IN PROVIDING CARE TO RESIDENTS OF AND VISITORS TO LAKE PLACID AND ITS SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES, AND THE APPLICABILITY OF SUCH A MODEL IN OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed 5 years after such date.