Authorizes the Westchester health care corporation to enter into contracts and arrangements providing for the creation and operation of a delivery system network.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5815 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE June 17, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. BALL -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to authorizing the Westchester health care corporation to enter into agreements for the creation and operation of a health care delivery system network THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 3306 of the public authorities law is amended by adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows: 8. IN THE EXERCISE OF THE FOREGOING SPECIAL POWERS ESTABLISHED IN THIS SECTION AND THE GENERAL POWERS SET FORTH IN SECTION THIRTY-FOUR HUNDRED FOUR OF THIS ARTICLE, THE CORPORATION IS AUTHORIZED, IN CARRYING OUT ITS HEALTHCARE PURPOSES, TO ENGAGE IN ARRANGEMENTS, CONTRACTS, INFORMATION SHARING AND ACTIVITIES WITH PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ENTITIES AND INDIVIDUALS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION: JOINT VENTURES; JOINT NEGOTIATIONS WITH PHYSICIANS, HOSPITALS AND PAYORS, WHETHER SUCH NEGOTIATIONS RESULT IN SEPARATE OR COMBINED AGREEMENTS; LEASES; AND/OR AGREEMENTS WHICH INVOLVE DELIVERY SYSTEM NETWORK CREATION AND OPERATION, IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COMPETITIVE CONSEQUENCES OF THE FOREGOING COLLABORATIVE ACTIVITIES, AND NOTWITHSTANDING THAT THEY MAY HAVE THE EFFECT OF DISPLACING COMPETITION IN THE PROVISION OF HOSPITAL, PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTHCARE-RELATED SERVICES, SUCH THAT THE CORPORATION AND THE PRIVATE ENTITIES AND INDI- VIDUALS WITH WHICH IT COLLABORATES SHALL BE IMMUNIZED FROM LIABILITY UNDER THE FEDERAL AND STATE ANTITRUST LAWS. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11518-01-3