N.Y. Public Health Law Section 2815
Health facility restructuring program


1.

Definitions. As used in this section, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings unless a different meaning is plainly required by the context:

(a)

“Agency” shall mean the New York state housing finance agency created by article three of the private housing finance law.

(b)

“Authority” shall mean the dormitory authority of the state of New York created by title four of article eight of the public authorities law which has succeeded to the powers, functions and duties of the medical care facilities finance agency pursuant to chapter eighty-three of the laws of nineteen hundred ninety-five.

(c)

“Participating borrower” shall mean a not-for-profit general hospital, a not-for-profit diagnostic center, a not-for-profit treatment center, a not-for-profit residential health care facility or any other not-for-profit entity in possession of a valid operating certificate issued pursuant to this article, each organized under the laws of this state, which has been approved for participation in this program by the commissioner.

(d)

“Restructuring pool” shall mean the health facility restructuring pool authorized to be established by the authority pursuant to this section.

2.

The authority shall establish the restructuring pool. Funds shall be transferred by the commissioner to the authority for deposit in the restructuring pool as authorized pursuant to paragraph (d) of subdivision one of section twenty-eight hundred seven-l and paragraph (b) of subdivision nineteen of § 2807-C (General hospital inpatient reimbursement for annual rate periods beginning on or after January first, nineteen hundred eighty-eight)section twenty-eight hundred seven-c of this article or any other provision of law. Funds in the restructuring pool shall be held by the authority pursuant to this section as custodian, administered by the authority pursuant to an agreement with the commissioner and invested by the authority in accordance with the investment guidelines of the authority. All investment income shall be credited to, and any repayments of loans as hereinafter provided shall be deposited in, the restructuring pool, and spent therefrom only for the purposes set forth in this section.

3.

The commissioner, the authority and the agency shall enter into an agreement, subject to the approval of the director of the budget, for the purpose of administering the funds in the restructuring pool in a manner that will benefit the public health by encouraging improvements in the health care delivery system in the state. A copy of such agreement, and any amendment thereto, shall be provided to the chair of the senate finance committee, the director of the division of budget, and the chair of the assembly ways and means committee. Such agreement shall include, but not be limited to, the following provisions:

(a)

for the receipt, management and expenditure of funds held in the restructuring pool by the authority;

(b)

for the development and implementation of business plans for participating borrowers, addressing the development of service delivery strategies, including strategies for the formation or strengthening of networks, affiliations or other business combinations, designed to provide long-term financial stability within and among participating borrowers;

(c)

for the expenditure or loan of funds by the authority from the restructuring pool to reimburse the authority or the agency, where appropriate, for the costs of engaging management, legal or accounting consultants to identify, develop and implement improved strategies for one or more participating borrowers for implementing the recommendations of such consultants, where appropriate, and for the payment of debt service on bonds, notes or other obligations issued or incurred by the authority or the agency to fund loans to one or more participating borrowers;

(d)

for assurances that participating borrowers will address the recommendations of such consultants and furnish the commissioner, the authority, and where applicable, the agency, with such additional financial, management, legal and operational information as each may deem necessary to monitor the performance of a participating borrower; and

(e)

for the agency to obtain funds from the restructuring pool to be used for the purposes set forth in this section. 3-a. Any participating borrower may apply for restructuring pool funds to the extent such funds are derived from deposits made pursuant to paragraph (d) of subdivision one of § 2807-L (Health care initiatives pool distributions)section twenty-eight hundred seven-l of this article, provided, however, that, in reviewing such applications, the commissioner and the authority shall consider the extent to which the applicant hospital has alternative available sources of funds, including, but not limited to, funds available through affiliation agreements with other hospitals or entities.

4.

To the extent funds are available from a participating borrower therefor, expenditures from the restructuring pool shall be repaid to the restructuring pool from repayments received by the authority, or the agency where applicable, from a participating borrower pursuant to the terms of any financing agreement, mortgage or loan document permitting the recovery from the participating borrower of such expenditures. The authority shall record and account for all such payments, which shall be deposited in the restructuring pool.

5.

Loans from the restructuring pool shall be made pursuant to an agreement with the participating borrower specifying the terms thereof, including repayment terms. The authority shall record and account for all such repayments, which shall be deposited in the restructuring pool. The authority shall notify the chair of the senate finance committee, the director of the division of budget, the chair of the assembly ways and means committee, the chair of the senate committee on health, and the chair of the assembly health committee, five days prior to the making of a loan from the restructuring pool. The authority shall also report quarterly to such chairpersons on the transactions in the pool, including but not limited to receipts or deposits to the pool, disbursements or loans made from the pool, investment income, and the balance on hand as of the end of the month for each such quarter. 5-a. Notwithstanding anything in this section to the contrary, the authority is authorized and directed to transfer from the restructuring pool to the department, upon written request of the director of the budget and within thirty days thereof, funds repaid by participating borrowers, and held by the authority relating to restructuring pool loans funded by amounts transferred to the restructuring pool by the department or remaining funds in the restructuring pool that were transferred by the department, not to exceed a total of eighty-three million five hundred thousand dollars, excepting therefrom amounts necessary to pay expenses of the authority as provided in the agreement described in subdivision three of this section. All participating borrowers shall be obligated in their loan agreement to repay no later than March thirty-first, two thousand twenty all funds borrowed from the eighty-three million five hundred thousand dollars transferred by the department pursuant to this section, to fund these restructuring pool loans. Further, in respect of these borrowed funds, all participating borrowers shall be required under the terms of their loan agreement to immediately upon receipt of quality improvement incentive payments or additional supplemental assistance initiate repayment of an amount equal to the quality improvement incentive payments or additional supplemental assistance not to exceed the amount of such borrowed funds, unless a waiver or extension of repayment has been approved by the director of the budget.

6.

The commissioner is authorized, with the assistance and cooperation of the authority, to provide a program of technical assistance to participating borrowers.

Source: Section 2815 — Health facility restructuring program, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBH/2815 (updated Apr. 19, 2019; accessed Jun. 22, 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:
Jun. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Apr. 19, 2019

§ 2815’s source at nysenate​.gov

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