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File #: Int 1351-2019    Version: * Name: Information about health care services.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Hospitals
On agenda: 1/24/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to information about health care services
Sponsors: Mark Gjonaj , Carlina Rivera , Robert F. Holden, Andy L. King, Fernando Cabrera , Laurie A. Cumbo, Andrew Cohen, Ritchie J. Torres, Brad S. Lander, Justin L. Brannan, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Vanessa L. Gibson, Diana Ayala , Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Margaret S. Chin, Alan N. Maisel, Antonio Reynoso
Council Member Sponsors: 17
Summary: The proposed legislation would require the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to conduct an outreach campaign specifically, but not exclusively, targeting schools and senior centers, to inform New York City residents about the types of urgent care and emergency care facilities present in the City, and the kinds of services they generally provide.
Indexes: Sunset Date Applies
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1351, 2. Int. No. 1351, 3. January 24, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-24-19, 5. Committee Report 6/24/19, 6. Hearing Testimony 6/24/19, 7. Hearing Transcript 6/24/19

Int. No. 1351


By Council Members Gjonaj, Rivera, Holden, King, Cabrera, Cumbo, Cohen, Torres, Adams, Brannan, Salamanca, Gibson, Ayala, Rodriguez, Chin, Maisel and Reynoso


A Local Law in relation to information about health care services


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:


Section 1. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the term “acute care facilities” means any facility that provides emergency care services or urgent care services, as defined under section 405.400 of title 42 of the United States code of federal regulations.

b. The department of health and mental hygiene shall conduct an outreach campaign to inform city residents about the types of acute care facilities in the city, and the differences between such acute care facilities. Such outreach campaign shall include, but not be limited to, schools and senior centers.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner may take such actions as are necessary to implement this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date, and is deemed repealed two years after it becomes law.







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