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NY’s Actions on Telemedicine

Federal Telemedicine News, April 26, 2017

Legislatively the use of telemedicine may move forward since New York State Senator Sue Serino www.nysenate.gov/senators/sue-serinosponsored a bill passed in March in the N.Y. Senate with the potential to dramatically increase access to healthcare for seniors living in senior living residences.

Currently in New York, patients must be located at licensed facilities when they receive telehealth and/or telemedicine services but specifically leaves out senior living facilities. State Senator Serino’s bill (S 4285) amends the public health law to add assisted living facilities, adult homes, continuing care retirement communities, and other senior living facilities within the state to ensure that individuals in those facilities have access to telehealth services.

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