Bill Text: NY S05931 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to limitations on the processing and approval of applications seeking licensure of a licensed home care services agency.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-16 - REFERRED TO HEALTH [S05931 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S05931-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          5931

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      May 16, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- 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 limitations on the
          processing  and  approval  of  applications  seeking  licensure  of  a
          licensed home care services agency

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivisions 4 and 6 of section 3605 of the  public  health
     2  law,  as  amended  by section 9-b of part B of chapter 57 of the laws of
     3  2018, are amended to read as follows:
     4    4. The public health and health planning council shall not approve  an
     5  application  for licensure unless it is satisfied as to[: (a) the public
     6  need for the existence of the licensed home health care  service  agency
     7  at  the  time  and  place and under the circumstances proposed; (b)] the
     8  character, competence and standing in the community of  the  applicant's
     9  incorporators,  directors, sponsors, stockholders or operators[; (c) the
    10  financial resources of the proposed licensed home  health  care  service
    11  agency and its sources of financial revenues; and (d) such other matters
    12  as it shall deem pertinent].
    13    6.  Neither  public need, tax status nor profit-making status shall be
    14  criteria for licensure.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect on the  same  date  and  in  the  same
    16  manner as section 9-b of part B of chapter 57 of the laws of 2018, takes
    17  effect.



         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11798-01-9
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