senate Bill S3088A

Provides for the autism detection, education and mapping program

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 30 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 10 / Feb / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HEALTH
  • 10 / Feb / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 3088A

Summary

Provides for the autism detection, education and mapping program.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S3088
S3088A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 24 Title 1-C ยงยง2415-a - 2415-c, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S1174
2009-2010: S8198
2007-2008: A8503, S5674

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BILL NUMBER:S3088A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
the autism detection and education program and mapping of autism
locations

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To provide for the Autism detection, education and mapping program.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one adds a new Title 1-C to Article 24 of the public health
law creating the Autism detection, education and mapping program.

Section two is an effective date of 90 days after enactment; with
provisions.

JUSTIFICATION:

Autism is a growing health concern across the country. In New York
State alone, autism has been diagnosed in alarming rates since 1996.
There needs to be a comprehensive program within the Department of
Health to map and track the number autism cases as well as to
accurately determine possible factors on the causes of autism in
children. This measure will assist the state healthcare providers and
educators with ways to better assist those who have been diagnosed
with this disease.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-12: S.1174/A.4574 - Referred to Health
2010: S.8198 Referred to Rules
2008: S.5674 Referred to Health

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

90 days after it shall have become a law; with provisions.

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

                                 3088--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  health  law,  in relation to the autism
  detection and education program and mapping of autism locations

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

  Section  1. Article 24 of the public health law is amended by adding a
new title 1-C to read as follows:
                                TITLE 1-C
             AUTISM DETECTION, EDUCATION AND MAPPING PROGRAM
SECTION 2415-A. AUTISM DETECTION, EDUCATION AND MAPPING PROGRAM;  ESTAB-
                  LISHMENT.
        2415-B. GRANTS TO APPROVED ORGANIZATIONS.
        2415-C. ANNUAL REPORT.
  S  2415-A. AUTISM DETECTION, EDUCATION AND MAPPING PROGRAM; ESTABLISH-
MENT.   1. THERE IS HEREBY CREATED  WITHIN  THE  DEPARTMENT  THE  AUTISM
DETECTION,  EDUCATION  AND MAPPING PROGRAM.  THIS PROGRAM IS ESTABLISHED
TO PROMOTE SCREENING AND DETECTION OF  AUTISM,  TO  EDUCATE  THE  PUBLIC
REGARDING AUTISM, TO PROVIDE COUNSELING AND REFERRAL SERVICES AND TO MAP
LOCATIONS OF OCCURRENCE OF AUTISM.
  2. THE PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE:
  (A)  ESTABLISHMENT  OF  A  STATEWIDE  PUBLIC  EDUCATION  AND  OUTREACH
CAMPAIGN TO PUBLICIZE AUTISM  DETECTION  AND  EDUCATION  SERVICES,  SUCH
CAMPAIGN  SHALL  INCLUDE:  GENERAL COMMUNITY EDUCATION, AUTISM SCREENING
SERVICES, INFORMATION ON THE EXTENT OF COVERAGE  FOR  SUCH  SERVICES  BY
HEALTH  INSURANCE,  ANY  AVAILABLE  MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND OTHER
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROGRAMS.
  (B) PROVISION OF GRANTS TO APPROVED ORGANIZATIONS UNDER SECTION  TWEN-
TY-FOUR HUNDRED FIFTEEN-B OF THIS TITLE;
  (C) COMPILATION OF DATA CONCERNING THE AUTISM DETECTION, EDUCATION AND
MAPPING  PROGRAM INCLUDING MAPPING OF THE FREQUENCY OF THE OCCURRENCE OF

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03844-03-4

S. 3088--A                          2

AUTISM IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN THE STATE AND DISSEMINATION OF  THE  DATA
TO THE PUBLIC.
  S  2415-B. GRANTS TO APPROVED ORGANIZATIONS. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
MAKE GRANTS WITHIN THE AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED TO  APPROVED  ORGANIZATIONS,
AS  DEFINED  IN  SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF THIS SECTION, FOR THE PROVISION OF
SERVICES RELATING TO AUTISM SCREENING, DETECTION AND MAPPING AS PART  OF
THIS PROGRAM. SUCH SERVICES SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (A) PROMOTION AND PROVISION OF DETECTION OF AUTISM;
  (B)  PROVISION  OF COUNSELING AND INFORMATION ON TREATMENT OPTIONS AND
REFERRAL FOR APPROPRIATE MEDICAL TREATMENT;
  (C) DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND  TO  HEALTH
CARE  PROFESSIONALS  CONCERNING  AUTISM,  THE  BENEFITS OF DETECTION AND
TREATMENT, AND THE AVAILABILITY OF AUTISM SERVICES;
  (D) IDENTIFICATION OF  LOCAL  AUTISM  SCREENING  SERVICES  WITHIN  THE
APPROVED ORGANIZATION'S REGION;
  (E)  PROVISION  OF  INFORMATION,  COUNSELING  AND REFERRAL SERVICES TO
INDIVIDUALS DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM; AND
  (F) MAPPING OF THE FREQUENCY OF THE OCCURRENCE OF  AUTISM  IN  VARIOUS
LOCATIONS OF THE STATE.
  2.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF THIS SECTION, "APPROVED ORGANIZATION" SHALL
MEAN AN ORGANIZATION APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER, TO  PROVIDE  SERVICES
UNDER THIS SECTION. SUCH ORGANIZATIONS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED
TO, THE FOLLOWING:
  (A) A HOSPITAL LICENSED UNDER ARTICLE TWENTY-EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER;
  (B)   A   HEALTH   MAINTENANCE  ORGANIZATION  LICENSED  UNDER  ARTICLE
FORTY-THREE OF THE INSURANCE LAW OR CERTIFIED UNDER  ARTICLE  FORTY-FOUR
OF THIS CHAPTER;
  (C) AN ORGANIZATION WITH PROGRAM EXPERTISE IN AUTISM RELATED ISSUES;
  (D) A COUNTY OR CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT; OR
  (E) ANY COMBINATION OF THE ABOVE.
  3.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP STANDARDS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF
AUTISM DETECTION, EDUCATION AND MAPPING PROGRAMS BY  APPROVED  ORGANIZA-
TIONS WHICH SHALL ENSURE THE FOLLOWING:
  (A) INTEGRATION OF THE APPROVED ORGANIZATION WITH EXISTING HEALTH CARE
PROVIDERS;
  (B) MAXIMIZING THIRD PARTY REIMBURSEMENT;
  (C)  PROVIDING DATA COLLECTION FOR MAPPING OF THE OCCURRENCE OF AUTISM
IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS OF THE STATE.
  S 2415-C. ANNUAL REPORT. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL SUBMIT  ON  OR  BEFORE
DECEMBER  FIRST,  AN  ANNUAL REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE,
CONCERNING THE OPERATION OF THE AUTISM DETECTION, EDUCATION AND  MAPPING
PROGRAM.  COMMENCING IN TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, SUCH REPORTS SHALL INCLUDE
THE EXPERIENCE OF THE PROGRAM  IN  PROVIDING  DETECTION,  EDUCATION  AND
MAPPING  OF  THE  FREQUENCY  OF  THE  OCCURRENCE  OF  AUTISM  IN VARIOUS
LOCATIONS AROUND THE STATE.  APPROVED ORGANIZATIONS SHALL  PROVIDE  SUCH
DATA  AND  ASSESSMENT  AS  THE COMMISSIONER MAY REQUIRE FOR SUCH REPORT.
SUCH REPORT SHALL ALSO INCLUDE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL ACTION
TO RESPOND TO THE HIGH INCIDENCE OF AUTISM IN THIS STATE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have  become  a  law;  provided that the commissioner of health is imme-
diately authorized and directed to promulgate, amend and/or  repeal  any
rule and regulation necessary to implement the provisions of this act on
such effective date.

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