Bill: New York State Dept. of Health creates process to certify medical-legal partnerships

Monday, January 21, 2013

By New York State Department of Public Health

Under the amended New York State Public Health Law (PHL), section 22 now allows legal entities to register with the Department of Health as “health-related legal services programs.” New York is the first state to recognize medical-legal partnership as an important health intervention and create a process to certify programs.  The bill was worked on by the NY Coalition of MLPs and LegalHealth.