Bill Text: NY S03111 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to waiving the $200 microscopy registration fee for basic life support first response agencies.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-04 - REFERRED TO HEALTH [S03111 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S03111-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 4, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  AKSHAR -- 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 waiving  a  regis-
          tration fee for basic life support first response agencies
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 3 of section 579 of the public
     2  health law, as amended by chapter 479 of the laws of 2013, is amended to
     3  read as follows:
     4    (b) The department may issue a certificate of registration authorizing
     5  the performance of  one  or  more  waived  tests  or  provider-performed
     6  microscopy  procedures for a period of up to two years if the applicant:
     7  (i) files a completed application with the department on such  forms  as
     8  the  commissioner  may prescribe; (ii) provides documentation acceptable
     9  to the department demonstrating the ability to comply with the  require-
    10  ments  of this subdivision; and (iii) pays a two hundred dollar biennial
    11  registration fee for each location where services are  rendered;  except
    12  that  a  voluntary  ambulance  service  and  a  basic life support first
    13  response agency as defined in article thirty of the  public  health  law
    14  and  operated  under section two hundred nine-b of the general municipal
    15  law shall be exempt from the requirement to pay a  fee  to  obtain  this
    16  certificate  of  registration; and except that the following may operate
    17  multiple locations under a single registration and pay a  single  regis-
    18  tration  fee: (A) not-for-profit, state or local government laboratories
    19  or programs engaged in  limited  public  health  testing  not  exceeding
    20  fifteen types of tests per registration; or (B) applicants that maintain
    21  a fixed location in the state and are approved by the department to move
    22  from testing site to testing site.
    23    §  2. Section 3001 of the public health law is amended by adding a new
    24  subdivision 22 to read as follows:
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    22. "Basic life support first response  agency"  means  an  agency  or
     2  organization  determined  by the department of health to be a basic life
     3  support non-transporting EMS agency.
     4    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.