A new provision of Public Health Law Article 28 will allow hospital outpatient clinics and diagnostic treatment centers (D&Ts) to provide off-site primary care services that are ordinarily provided by the clinic or D&T.
Physicians and hospitals may be liable to the general public if a patient is not warned of medications that can impair the patient’s driving ability. A third party who is injured in an accident may now sue the physician or hospital directly if there has been a failure to warn the patient of the side effects.
Governor Cuomo has approved a bill that adds dentists’ offices to the sites that are included in New York's state law regulating telemedicine.
New requirements for hospitals caring for visually impaired patients went into effect October 20.