senate Bill S1470A

Directs certain commissioners to study and report on the costs to the state of early diagnosis and treatment of autism

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
  • 10 / Feb / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
  • 10 / Feb / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 1470A

Summary

Directs the commissioner of the office for people with developmental disabilities, the commissioner of education, the commissioner of health, the commissioner of the office of children and family services and the commissioner of mental health to study and report the costs to the state for the early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and the long-term treatment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A538A
Versions:
S1470
S1470A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S4132A, A4132A, A6403, A9014A
2009-2010: A2924, A8625B
2007-2008: A1564

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1470A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to direct the commissioner of the office for
people with developmental disabilities to study and report upon the
cost to the state for the early diagnosis and long-term treatment of
autism spectrum disorder

PURPOSE OF BILL:

To study the costs to the State for the early diagnosis of autism
spectrum disorder and the long-term treatment of individuals with
autism spectrum disorder.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

(a) Project the estimate of future cost to the State associated with
the increased demand for State services that will be needed to
accommodate the tremendous growth in the number of individuals being
diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder

JUSTIFICATION:

1 in 150 children in New York State are diagnosed with autism spectrum
disorder. There are thousands of State residents currently receiving
services for autism spectrum disorders from the office for people with
developmental disabilities long-term residential care. This number has
steadily increased as more children are being diagnosed annually. The
State already has custody or will take custody of these individuals as
they grow older. The long-term impact to the State's treasury must be
assessed immediately in order for funding and planning strategies to
project proper service levels and improve programs for this vulnerable
population. The earlier that autism spectrum disorder is recognized
and treated - the less it will cost in the long run. Most states do
not require private insurance companies to cover even essential autism
treatments and services. In the absence of coverage, families often
pay as much as they can out-of-pocket for services that can cost
upwards of $50,000 per year in the process; many risk their homes and
the educations of their unaffected children essentially mortgaging
their entire futures.

PRIOR HISTORY:

2011-12: S.4132A/A.9014A - Reported to Finance
2010: Referred to Mental Health

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1470--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities -- recommitted to the Committee on  Mental  Health
  and  Developmental Disabilities in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec.
  8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to direct the commissioner of the office for people with develop-
  mental disabilities to study and report upon the cost to the state for
  the  early diagnosis and long-term treatment of autism spectrum disor-
  der

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  commissioner  of the office for people with develop-
mental disabilities, the commissioner of education, the commissioner  of
health,  the  commissioner of the office of children and family services
and the commissioner  of  mental  health  shall  cause  a  study  to  be
performed  on  the  costs to the state for the early diagnosis of autism
spectrum disorder and the long-term treatment of individuals with autism
spectrum disorder.  Such study shall include, but not be limited  to,  a
projected  estimate  of  future  cost to the state associated with state
services that will be needed to accommodate the growth in the number  of
individuals being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
  S  2.  On  or before April 1, 2017, the commissioner of the office for
people with developmental disabilities, the commissioner  of  education,
the  commissioner  of health, the commissioner of the office of children
and family services and the commissioner of mental health shall  deliver
a copy of the findings of the study conducted pursuant to section one of
this  act  and  any  legislative  recommendations  he or she deems to be
necessary to the governor, the temporary president of  the  senate,  the
speaker  of  the  assembly,  the chair of the mental health and develop-
mental disabilities committee of the senate, and the chair of the mental
health committee of the assembly.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02947-02-4

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