- Associated Press - Thursday, March 31, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York’s Assembly has approved legislation that would authorize staff from hospital outpatient clinics and day treatment centers to make house calls to their existing patients who are chronically ill and permanently or temporarily homebound.

Sponsors say they’re not currently allowed to do that, meaning elderly, infirm or disabled patients have to be transported from their homes or from nursing homes where they reside to get that medical care.

Similar legislation has been introduced in the state Senate.

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