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File #: Int 0974-2015    Version: * Name: Creation of a health facilities map.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 10/29/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the creation of a health facilities map
Sponsors: Corey D. Johnson, Margaret S. Chin, Costa G. Constantinides, Laurie A. Cumbo, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Stephen T. Levin, Mark Levine, I. Daneek Miller, Deborah L. Rose, Mathieu Eugene, Vincent J. Gentile, Rosie Mendez, Annabel Palma, Donovan J. Richards, Carlos Menchaca, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Rafael Salamanca, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 17
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to post a New York City map on its website of the clinics they run, comprehensive care and primary care facilities run by the Health and Hospitals Corporation, voluntary non-profit and publicly sponsored diagnostic and treatment centers, and federally qualified health centers. Included with the map would be a brief guide to how the facility types differ, and what factors may be relevant for members of the public in deciding which type of facility to access for their healthcare needs. This bill would also require that this map include data overlays by zip code that relate to healthcare services, including basic demographic information and health outcomes.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 974, 2. October 29, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Committee Report 12/9/15, 4. Hearing Testimony 12/9/15, 5. Hearing Transcript 12/9/15
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Int. No. 974

 

By Council Members Johnson, Chin, Constantinides, Cumbo, Espinal, Levin, Levine, Miller, Rose, Eugene, Gentile, Mendez, Palma, Richards, Menchaca, Cornegy and Salamanca

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the creation of a health facilities map

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a section 17-199.1 to read as follows:

§ 17-199.1 Healthcare Facilities Map. a. The department shall provide to the public on its website an interactive healthcare facility map that displays the location of every clinic operated by the department, every hospital, diagnostic and treatment center, and community healthcare center operated by the health and hospitals corporation, every voluntary non-profit and publicly sponsored diagnostic and treatment center that provides primary health care services, and every federally qualified health center as such term is defined in section 1395x(aa) of title 42 of the United States code. Such map need not include any such site restricted to a limited population or which does not provide preventative or primary care services. Such map shall be searchable by zip code tabulation area, with the option of also viewing surrounding zip code tabulation areas, and shall be sortable by facility type and scope of services offered. Such map shall indicate any site displayed that has an emphasis on providing care for the homeless or residents of public housing. Such map shall include the total annual number of patients receiving services at each included site and a breakdown of the zip code tabulation area of residence of such patients.

b. The webpage that contains the map provided pursuant to subdivision a of this section, or a webpage available through a prominently displayed link on such webpage, shall include a brief guide in clearly understandable language describing each of the facility types included on such map and indicating how these types differ. Such guide shall include a brief description of the potential advantages and disadvantages that are most likely to be relevant to the individuals in determining which type of facility to choose to receive health care services.

c. The map provided pursuant to subdivision a of this section shall allow the public to view the following data, searchable by zip code tabulation area:

(1) total population;

(2) median income;

(3) total population with a household income below the federal poverty line;

(4) total population with a household income below 200% of the federal poverty line;

(5) racial demographics;

(6) age demographics;

(7) sexual orientation demographics;

(8) percentage of population born outside the United States;

(9) percentage of households with limited English proficiency;

(10) percentage of population that is uninsured;

(11) percentage of population that is enrolled in Medicaid;

(12) total number of patients receiving services in the past year at a federally qualified health center;

(13) percentage of patients receiving medical services in the past year who received such services at a federally qualified health center;

(14) percentage of patients receiving medical services in the past year with a household income below 200% of the federal poverty line who received such services at a federally qualified health center;

(15) age-adjusted mortality rate;

(16) percentage of babies born with a low birth-weight, as such term is defined by the department;

(17) infant mortality rate;

(18) percentage of population with high blood pressure;

(19) percentage of population that is obese;

(20) percentage of population that suffers from diabetes;

(21) percentage of population that suffers from such other chronic diseases as the department may designate;

(22) whether an area is a mental health, primary care, or dental health professional shortage area, or a medically underserved area or medically underserved population, as designated by the United States health resources and service administration;

(23) whether an area is a primary care service area, as designated by the national center for health workforce analysis; and

(24) other data that the department makes available in a mapped format through its website that is available by zip code tabulation area.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

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