N.Y. Public Health Law Section 2807-N
Palliative care education and training


1.

Definitions. The following words or phrases as used in this section shall have the following meanings:

(a)

“Palliative care” shall mean (i) the active, interdisciplinary care of patients with advanced, life limiting illness, focusing on relief of distressing physical and psychosocial symptoms and meeting spiritual needs. Its goal is achievement of the best quality of life for patients and families as defined by paragraph (b) of subdivision two of § 4012-B (Hospice palliative care)section four thousand twelve-b of this chapter; and

(ii)

it shall also include similar care for patients with chronic or acute pain.

(b)

“Palliative care certified medical school” shall mean a medical school in the state which is an institution granting a degree of doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathic medicine in accordance with regulations by the commissioner of education under subdivision two of Education Law § 6524 (Requirements for a professional license)section sixty-five hundred twenty-four of the education law, and which meets standards defined by the commissioner of health, after consultation with the council, pursuant to regulations, and used to determine whether a medical school is eligible for funding under this section.

(c)

“Palliative care certified residency program” shall mean a graduate medical education program in the state which has received accreditation from a nationally recognized accreditation body for medical or osteopathic residency programs, and which meets standards defined by the commissioner, after consultation with the council, pursuant to regulations, and used to determine whether a residency training program is eligible for funding under this section.

(d)

“New York state palliative care education and training council” or “council” shall mean the New York state palliative care education and training council established pursuant to subdivision six of this section.

2.

Grants for undergraduate medical education in palliative care.

(a)

The commissioner is authorized, within amounts appropriated for such purpose to make grants to palliative care certified medical schools to enhance the study of palliative care, increase the opportunities for undergraduate medical education in palliative care and encourage the education of physicians in palliative care.

(b)

Grant proceeds under this subdivision may be used for faculty development in palliative care; recruitment of faculty with expertise in palliative care; costs incurred teaching medical students at hospital-based sites, non-hospital-based ambulatory care settings, palliative care sites, hospices, certified home health agencies, licensed long term home health care programs and AIDS home care programs including, but not limited to, personnel, administration and student-related expenses; expansion or development of programs that train physicians in palliative care; and other innovative programs designed to increase the competency of medical students to provide hospice or palliative care.

(c)

Grants under this subdivision shall be awarded by the commissioner through a competitive application process to the council. The council shall make recommendations for funding to the commissioner. In making awards, consideration shall be given to applicants who:

(i)

plan to incorporate palliative care longitudinally throughout the medical school curriculum according to professionally recognized standards including, but not limited to, a plan that covers the seven domains identified in the Palliative Education Assessment Tool (PEAT) as developed by the New York Academy of Medicine and the Associated Medical Schools of New York State and Weill Cornell Medical College;

(ii)

function in collaboration with hospital-based palliative care programs and non-hospital-based sites; and

(iii)

make complementary efforts to recruit or train qualified faculty in palliative care education.

(d)

The intent of this subdivision is to augment or increase palliative care undergraduate medical education. Grant funding shall not be used to offset existing expenditures that the medical school has obligated or intends to obligate for palliative care education programs.

3.

Grants for graduate medical education in palliative care.

(a)

The commissioner is authorized, within amounts appropriated for such purpose to make grants in support of palliative care certified residency education programs to establish or expand education in palliative care for graduate medical education, and to increase the opportunities for trainee education in palliative care in hospital-based palliative care programs or non-hospital-based care sites.

(b)

Grants under this subdivision for graduate medical education and education in palliative care may be used for administration, faculty recruitment and development, start-up costs and costs incurred teaching palliative care in hospital-based palliative care programs or non-hospital-based care sites, including, but not limited to, personnel, administration and trainee related expenses and other expenses judged reasonable and necessary by the commissioner.

(c)

Grants under this subdivision shall be awarded by the commissioner through a competitive application process to the council. The council shall make recommendations for funding to the commissioner. In making awards, the commissioner shall consider the extent to which the applicant:

(i)

plans to incorporate palliative care longitudinally throughout the residency training program according to professionally recognized standards including, but not limited to, a plan that covers the seven domains identified in the Palliative Education Assessment Tool (PEAT) as developed by the New York Academy of Medicine and the Associated Medical Schools of New York State and Weill Cornell Medical College;

(ii)

functions in collaboration with hospital-based palliative care programs or non-hospital-based sites, or both; and

(iii)

makes complementary efforts to recruit or train qualified faculty in palliative care education.

(d)

The intent of this subdivision is to augment or increase training in palliative care during residency. Grant funding shall not be used to offset existing expenditures the institution or program has obligated or intends to obligate for such training programs.

4.

Centers for palliative care excellence. The commissioner shall designate organizations licensed pursuant to this article and article forty of this chapter, upon successful application, as centers for palliative care excellence. Such designations shall be pursuant to an application as designed by the department, and based on service, staffing and other criteria as developed by the council. Such centers of excellence shall provide specialized palliative care, treatment, education and related services. Designation as a center for palliative care excellence shall not entitle a center to enhanced reimbursement, but may be utilized in outreach and other promotional activities.

5.

Palliative care practitioner resource centers. The commissioner, in consultation with the council, may designate palliative care practitioner resource centers (a “resource center”). A resource center may be statewide or regional, and shall act as a source of technical information and guidance for practitioners on the latest palliative care strategies, therapies and medications. The department, in consultation with the council, may contract with not-for-profit organizations or associations to establish and manage resource centers. A resource center may charge a fee to defray the cost of the service.

6.

New York state palliative care education and training council.

(a)

The New York state palliative care education and training council is established in the department as an expert panel in palliative medicine, education and training. Its members shall be appointed by the commissioner. The commissioner shall seek recommendations for appointments to such council from New York state-based health care professional, consumer, medical institutional and medical educational leaders. Members of the council shall include: nine representatives of medical schools and hospital organizations; two representatives of medical academies; two patient advocates; individual representatives of an organization broadly representative of physicians, internal medicine, family physicians, nursing, social work, hospice, home care, neurology, psychiatry, pediatrics, obstetrics-gynecology, surgery, and the hospital philanthropic community; and the executive director or a member of the governor’s taskforce on life and the law and of the New York state council on graduate medical education. Members shall have expertise in palliative care or pain management. Members shall serve a term of three years with renewable terms. Members shall receive no compensation for their services, but shall be allowed actual and necessary expenses in the performance of their duties.

(b)

A chairperson and vice-chairperson of the council shall be elected annually by the council. The council shall meet upon the call of the chairperson, and may adopt bylaws consistent with this section.

(c)

The commissioner shall designate such employees and provide other resources of the department as are reasonably necessary to provide support services to the council. The council, acting by the chair of the council, may employ additional staff and consultants and incur other expenses to carry out its duties, to be paid from amounts which may be made available to the council for that purpose.

(d)

The council may provide technical information and guidance for practitioners on the latest palliative care strategies, therapies and medications.

7.

Reports. The commissioner, in conjunction with the council, shall prepare and submit a report to the governor and the legislature, on or before February first, two thousand ten reporting the results and evaluating the effectiveness of this section.

Source: Section 2807-N — Palliative care education and training, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBH/2807-N (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

2800
Declaration of policy and statement of purpose
2801
Definitions
2801‑A
Establishment or incorporation of hospitals
2801‑B
Improper practices in hospital staff appointments and extension of professional privileges prohibited
2801‑C
Injunctions
2801‑D
Private actions by patients of residential health care facilities
2801‑E
Voluntary residential health care facility rightsizing demonstration program
2801‑F
Residential health care facility quality incentive payment program
2801‑G
Community forum on hospital closure
2801‑H
Personal caregiving and compassionate caregiving visitors to nursing home residents during declared local or state health emergencies
2802
Approval of construction
2802‑A
Transitional care unit demonstration program
2802‑B
Health equity impact assessments
2803
Commissioner and council
2803‑A
Authority to contract
2803‑AA
Sickle cell disease information distribution
2803‑AA*2
Nursing home infection control competency audit
2803‑B
Uniform reports and accounting systems for hospital costs
2803‑C
Rights of patients in certain medical facilities
2803‑C‑1
Rights of patients in certain medical facilities
2803‑C‑2
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, and people living with HIV long-term care facility residents’ bill of rights
2803‑D
Reporting abuses of persons receiving care or services in residential health care facilities
2803‑E
Residential health care facilities
2803‑E*2
Reporting incidents of possible professional misconduct
2803‑F
Respite projects
2803‑G
Board of visitors in county owned residential health care facility
2803‑H
Health related facility
2803‑I
General hospital inpatient discharge review program
2803‑J
Information for maternity patients
2803‑J*2
Nursing home nurse aide registry
2803‑K
In-patient nasogastric feeding procedures
2803‑L
Community service plans
2803‑M
Discharge of hospital patients to adult homes
2803‑N
Hospital care for maternity patients
2803‑O
Hospital care for mastectomy, lumpectomy, and lymph node dissection patients
2803‑O‑1
Required protocols for fetal demise
2803‑P
Disclosure of information concerning family violence
2803‑Q
Family councils in residential health care facilities
2803‑R
Dissemination of information about the abandoned infant protection act
2803‑S
Access to product recall information
2803‑T
Preadmission information
2803‑U
Hospital substance use disorder policies and procedures
2803‑V
Lymphedema information distribution
2803‑V*2
Standing orders for newborn care in a hospital
2803‑W
Independent quality monitors for residential health care facilities
2803‑W*2
Disclosure of information concerning pregnancy complications
2803‑X
Requirements related to nursing homes and related assets and operations
2803‑Y
Provision of residency agreement
2803‑Z
Transfer, discharge and voluntary discharge requirements for residential health care facilities
2803‑Z*2
Antimicrobial resistance prevention and education
2804
Units for hospital and health-related affairs
2804‑A
State task force on clinical practice guidelines and medical technology assessment
2805
Approval of hospitals
2805‑A
Disclosure of financial transactions
2805‑B
Admission of patients and emergency treatment of nonadmitted patients
2805‑C
Every private proprietary nursing home having a capacity of eighty patients or more may have a licensed medical doctor in attendance, upo...
2805‑D
Limitation of medical, dental or podiatric malpractice action based on lack of informed consent
2805‑E
Reports of residential health care facilities
2805‑F
Money deposited or advanced for admittance to nursing homes
2805‑G
Maintenance of records
2805‑H
Immunizations
2805‑I
Treatment of sexual offense victims and maintenance of evidence in a sexual offense
2805‑J
Medical, dental and podiatric malpractice prevention program
2805‑K
Investigations prior to granting or renewing privileges
2805‑L
Adverse event reporting
2805‑M
Confidentiality
2805‑N
Child abuse prevention
2805‑O
Identification of veterans and their spouses by nursing homes, residential health care facilities, and adult care facilities
2805‑P
Emergency treatment of rape survivors
2805‑Q
Hospital visitation by domestic partner
2805‑R
Patients unable to verbally communicate
2805‑S
Circulating nurse required
2805‑T
Clinical staffing committees and disclosure of nursing quality indicators
2805‑U
Credentialing and privileging of health care practitioners providing telemedicine services
2805‑V
Observation services
2805‑W
Patient notice of observation services
2805‑X
Hospital-home care-physician collaboration program
2805‑Y
Identification and assessment of human trafficking victims
2805‑Z
Hospital domestic violence policies and procedures
2806
Hospital operating certificates
2806‑A
Temporary operator
2806‑B
Residential health care facilities
2807
Hospital reimbursement provisions
2807‑A
General hospital nineteen hundred eighty-six and nineteen hundred eighty-seven inpatient rates and charges
2807‑AA
Nurse loan repayment program
2807‑B
Outstanding payments and reports due under subdivision eighteen of section twenty-eight hundred seven-c, sections twenty-eight hundred se...
2807‑C
General hospital inpatient reimbursement for annual rate periods beginning on or after January first, nineteen hundred eighty-eight
2807‑D
Hospital assessments
2807‑D‑1
Hospital quality contributions
2807‑DD
Temporary nursing home stability contributions
2807‑E
Uniform bills
2807‑F
Health maintenance organization payment factor
2807‑FF
New York managed care organization provider tax
2807‑I
Service and quality improvement grants
2807‑J
Patient services payments
2807‑K
General hospital indigent care pool
2807‑L
Health care initiatives pool distributions
2807‑M
Distribution of the professional education pools
2807‑N
Palliative care education and training
2807‑O
Early intervention services pool
2807‑P
Comprehensive diagnostic and treatment centers indigent care program
2807‑R
Funding for expansion of cancer services
2807‑S
Professional education pool funding
2807‑T
Assessments on covered lives
2807‑U
Transfers for tax credits
2807‑V
Tobacco control and insurance initiatives pool distributions
2807‑W
High need indigent care adjustment pool
2807‑X
Grants for long term care demonstration projects
2807‑Y
Pool administration
2807‑Z
Review of eligible federally qualified health center capital projects
2808
Residential health care facilities
2808‑A
Liability of certain persons
2808‑B
Certification of financial statements and financial information
2808‑C
Reimbursement of general hospital inpatient services
2808‑D
Nursing home quality improvement demonstration program
2808‑E
Residential health care for children with medical fragility in transition to young adults and young adults with medical fragility demonst...
2808‑E*2
Nursing home ratings
2809
Residential health care facilities
2810
Residential health care facilities
2811
Discounts and splitting fees with medical referral services
2812
Construction
2813
Separability
2814
Health networks, global budgeting, and health care demonstrations
2815
Health facility restructuring program
2815‑A
Community health care revolving capital fund
2816
Statewide planning and research cooperative system
2816‑A
Cardiac services information
2817
Community health centers capital program
2818
Health care efficiency and affordability law of New Yorkers (HEAL NY) capital grant program
2819
Hospital acquired infection reporting
2820
Home based primary care for the elderly demonstration project
2821
State electronic health records (EHR) loan program
2822
Residential care off-site facility demonstration project
2823
Supportive housing development program
2824
Central service technicians
2824*2
Surgical technology and surgical technologists
2825
Capital restructuring financing program
2825‑A
Health care facility transformation program: Kings county project
2825‑B
Oneida county health care facility transformation program: Oneida county project
2825‑C
Essential health care provider support program
2825‑D
Health care facility transformation program: statewide
2825‑E
Health care facility transformation program: statewide II
2825‑F
Health care facility transformation program: statewide III
2825‑G
Health care facility transformation program: statewide IV
2825‑H
Health care facility transformation program: statewide V
2825‑I
Healthcare safety net transformation program
2826
Temporary adjustment to reimbursement rates
2827
Plant-based food options
2828
Residential health care facilities
2828*2
Essential support persons allowed for individuals with disabilities during a state of emergency
2829
Nursing homes
2830
Surgical smoke evacuation
2830*2
Regulation of the billing of facility fees

Accessed:
Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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