senate Bill S337

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that the social services district from which a recipient moved shall be responsible for his or her alcohol and drug addiction treatment for 180 days

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Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 21, 2012 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to social services
Jan 05, 2011 referred to social services

S337 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A155
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง62, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4864, A7847

S337 - Bill Texts

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Provides that when a public assistance recipient, receiving care or treatment for alcohol or other drug addiction, moves from one social services district to another such district, the social services district from which the recipient moved shall remain responsible for such benefits for 180 days or until treatment is completed, whichever shall be sooner.

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BILL NUMBER:S337

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the social services law, in relation to responsibility for
public assistance and care

PURPOSE:
To provide a fair and consistent method of funding for care or
treatment of alcohol or other drug addiction in cases where the
recipient of such care or treatment leaves his or her county of
residence to receive treatment in another county within the State.

JUSTIFICATION:
Where a county has elected to provide a full range of treatment for
alcohol or drug addiction treatment, and the addicted party seeks
such treatment in another county, a payment problem arises for the
care of treatment provider. Recipient counties are not overjoyed at
the prospect of footing the bill for nonresidents, and payments are
delayed or disallowed.

This bill would provide that the county of origin would be responsible
for the treatment and care of the individual for up to 180 days or
the duration of provider services, whichever is the shorter time
period.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
No cost to the State. Costs would balance out among counties providing
services and those saving money by not providing services within the
county.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
January 1st next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a
law.

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

    S. 337                                                    A. 155

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by Sen. MONTGOMERY -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Social
  Services

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. ORTIZ -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Social Services

AN  ACT  to amend the social services law, in relation to responsibility
  for public assistance and care

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 5 of section 62 of the social services law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (h) to read as follows:
  (H) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF  THIS  SUBDIVI-
SION,  IN  THE  EVENT  A  RECIPIENT  OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE MOVES FROM ONE
SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT TO ANOTHER SUCH DISTRICT IN  ORDER  TO  RECEIVE
CARE OR TREATMENT FOR ALCOHOL OR OTHER DRUG ADDICTION, THE DISTRICT FROM
WHICH  SUCH  RECIPIENT  MOVED  SHALL  BE  RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTINUING THE
NECESSARY SOCIAL SERVICES BENEFITS TO SAID RECIPIENT FOR A PERIOD OF ONE
HUNDRED EIGHTY DAYS BEGINNING WHEN THE RECIPIENT ENTERS INTO  A  PROGRAM
OF  CARE OR TREATMENT, OR AS LONG AS SAID RECIPIENT REMAINS IN SUCH CARE
OR TREATMENT, WHICHEVER IS SHORTER. SUCH BENEFITS SHALL INCLUDE THE COST
OF CARE OR TREATMENT IN A FACILITY CERTIFIED BY THE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM
AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES FOR IN-PATIENT OR OUT-PATIENT SERVICES, AND
THE COST OF HOUSING PROVIDED TO SAID RECIPIENT  EITHER  AS  PART  OF  AN
IN-PATIENT  PROGRAM  OR  WHILE BEING PROVIDED WITH OUT-PATIENT SERVICES,
SUBJECT TO THE ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY DAY LIMITATION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01536-01-1

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