senate Bill S1103

Vetoed Amended

Provides for persons whose eligibility for medical assistance is terminated to receive written notice in advance and speedy consideration of re-application

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor
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  • 26 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 12 / May / 2009
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO HEALTH
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 20 / Jan / 2010
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO HEALTH
  • 23 / Jun / 2010
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 23 / Jun / 2010
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1098
  • 25 / Jun / 2010
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 1103A
  • 28 / Jun / 2010
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 28 / Jun / 2010
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 28 / Jun / 2010
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 30 / Jun / 2010
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A5948A
  • 30 / Jun / 2010
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.89
  • 30 / Jun / 2010
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 30 / Jun / 2010
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 20 / Sep / 2010
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 01 / Oct / 2010
    • VETOED MEMO.6820

Summary

Provides for persons whose eligibility for medical assistance is terminated to receive thirty days written notice in advance of the effective date of such termination and consideration of re-application for medical assistance within thirty days of submission of re-application.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5948
Versions:
S1103
S1103A
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Versions Introduced in 2007-2008 Legislative Cycle:
S1502, A4717, S1502

Votes

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S1103

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the social services law, in relation to notice and
expedited re-application in cases of the termination of medical
assistance eligibility


PURPOSE :
To require the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) and the Office
of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) to provide to an
individual who missed their scheduled hearing, advance notice of when
their medical assistance will be terminated. The bill also provides
for speedy consideration of the re-application process.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Section 1 amends subdivision 8 of section 22 of the social services
law, to require that OTDA give ten days written notice as to the
termination of medical assistance.

Section 2 amends section 366-a of the social services law by adding a
new subdivision 3-a, to require a ten day turn around on a
re-application for medical assistance of an individual whose
assistance is being terminated.

Section 3 provides for an immediate effective date.

EXISTING LAW :
Currently, OTDA and OAH require individuals to attend a scheduled
hearing about the termination of their Medicaid coverage. If the
individual misses the appointment for any reason, the missed hearing
could result in a default hearing, whereby an individual's Medicaid
coverage is terminated without further notice.

JUSTIFICATION :
If an individual's Medicaid coverage is terminated, they must undergo
an arduous re-application procedure which may take from 30-60 days
before being decided upon. The individual will be without coverage
during this period, and depending on their medical needs, could keep
them from receiving medication and treatment for serious medical
conditions. This legislation is intended to provide individuals who
have missed their scheduled hearing with written notification of their
Medicaid termination date. Furthermore, it will expedite the
re-application process for the individual and possibly prevent them
from being left without critical medical services.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2007-08: S.1502 - Died in Committee
2007-08: A.4717 - Passed Assembly
2005-06: S.9674 - Referred to Rules
2003-04: S.5706/A.5559 - Died in Committee
2002: A.3237 - Passed Assembly
2001: A.3237 - Died in Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect immediately.
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