senate Bill S6256D

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts into law major components of legislation necessary to implement the health and mental hygiene budget for the 2012-2013 state fiscal plan

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A9056 - Signed by Governor


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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 30, 2012 signed chap.56
delivered to governor
returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.484
substituted for s6256d
Mar 30, 2012 substituted by a9056d
motion to amend lost - roll call vote
Mar 29, 2012 ordered to third reading cal.484
Mar 27, 2012 print number 6256d
amend (t) and recommit to finance
Mar 11, 2012 print number 6256c
amend (t) and recommit to finance
Feb 17, 2012 print number 6256b
amend (t) and recommit to finance
Feb 10, 2012 print number 6256a
amend and recommit to finance
Jan 17, 2012 referred to finance

S6256 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9056D
Law Section:
Budget Bills
Laws Affected:
Amd Various Laws, generally

S6256 - Summary

Relates to evaluations or services under the early intervention program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families, state aid reimbursement to municipalities for respite services, and service coordination; repeals subdivision 7 of section 2551 and subdivision 4 of section 2557 of the public health law, relating to administering early intervention services; requires that each municipality be responsible for providing early intervention services; requires health maintenance organizations to include coverage for otherwise covered services that are part of an early intervention program (view more) relates to payment for early intervention services; repeals subsection (e) of section 3235-a of the insurance law relating to claims for early intervention program services; relates to special education services and programs for preschool children with handicapping conditions; and repeals subdivision 18 of section 4403 of the education law, relating to the power of the education department to approve the provision of early intervention services (Part A); relates to funding and operations of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Part B); establishes the supportive housing development reinvestment program; relates to applicability of the assisted living program; includes podiatry services and lactation services under the term medical assistance; relates to comprehensive HIV special needs plan, in relation to HEAL-NY, and in relation to the EQUAL program; relates to education, outreach services and facilitated enrollment activities for certain aged, blind and disabled persons; expands prenatal care programs, establishes the primary care service corps practitioner loan repayment program, authorizes moneys in the medical indemnity fund to be invested in obligations of the United States or the state or obligations where the principal and interest are guaranteed by the United States or the state and moneys distributed as non-Medicaid grants to non-major public academic medical centers; relates to the powers of the dormitory authority; directs a workgroup on medically fragile children; relates to notice requirement for preferred drug program, payment to the commissioner of health by third-party payors, audit of payments to the commissioner of health, electronic submission of reports by hospitals, and changing the definition of eligible applicant; relates to medical assistance where relative is absent or refuses or fails to provide necessary care; relates to third-party payor's election to make payments; relates to reserved bed days; relates to the personal care services worker recruitment and retention program; relates to the tobacco control and insurance initiatives pool distributions; relates to certain public school districts and state operated/state supported schools; relates to the licensure of home care services agencies; relates to managed care programs; relates to the distribution of the professional education pools; relates to the powers and duties of the dormitory authority of the state of New York relative to the establishment of subsidiaries for certain purposes, in relation to the effectiveness thereof; relates to costs incurred in excess of revenues by general hospitals in providing services in eligible programs to uninsured patients and patients eligible for Medicaid assistance; relates to the effectiveness of known and projected department of health state funds Medicaid expenditures; relates to certain payments with regard to local governments; relates to Medicaid reimbursement; and repeals certain provisions of the public health law relating thereto (Part D); relates to an administrative cap on reimbursements for expenditures made by or on behalf of social services districts for medical assistance for needy persons and the administration thereof; relates to general hospital reimbursement for annual rates, in relation to the cap on local Medicaid expenditures; relates to the department assumption of program administration for medical assistance; and provides for the repeal of certain provisions of the social services law upon expiration thereof (Part F); relates to the regulations for computing hospital inpatient rates and to the effectiveness of the preferred drug program (Part G); establishes a cost of living adjustment for designated human services programs, in relation to foregoing such adjustment during the 2012-2013 state fiscal year (Part H); relates to the office for people with developmental disabilities and the creation of developmental disabilities regional offices and state operations offices; and provides for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof (Part J); extends certain provisions relating to comprehensive psychiatric emergency programs (Part K); permits the commissioners of the department of health, the office of mental health, the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services and the office for people with developmental disabilities the regulatory flexibility to more efficiently and effectively integrate health and behavioral health services (Part L); authorizes contracts for the provision of special education and related services for certain patients hospitalized in hospitals operated by the office of mental health and provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Part M); relates to the statewide comprehensive services plan for people with mental disabilities and in relation to the local planning process; and repeals certain provisions of the mental hygiene law relating thereto (Part N); relates to the closure and the reduction in size of certain facilities serving persons with mental illness; and provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Part O); amends procedures under the sex offender management and treatment act (Part P); provides for outpatient capacity restoration of felony defendants at article 28 hospitals (Part Q); relates to the effectiveness of provisions related to the recovery of exempt income by the office of mental health for community residences and family-based treatment programs (Part R); relates to the excess medical malpractice liability coverage pool (Part S); and relates to the program for elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage; and repeals certain provisions of such law relating thereto (Part T).

S6256 - Sponsor Memo

S6256 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 6256                                                  A. 9056

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

                            January 17, 2012
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- A BUDGET BILL, submitted by the Governor pursuant to arti-
  cle seven of the Constitution -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

IN  ASSEMBLY  --  A  BUDGET  BILL, submitted by the Governor pursuant to
  article seven of the Constitution -- read once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee on Ways and Means

AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring the use
  of network providers for  evaluations  or  services  under  the  early
  intervention  program,  state  aid reimbursement to municipalities for
  respite services, and service coordination; to repeal subdivision 7 of
  section 2551 and subdivision 4 of section 2557 of  the  public  health
  law,  relating  to administering early intervention services; to amend
  the public health law, in relation to requiring that each municipality
  be responsible for providing early intervention services; to amend the
  public health law, in relation to removing the  authorization  of  the
  commissioner  of  health to collect data from counties on early inter-
  vention programs for the purpose of improving efficiency, cost  effec-
  tiveness  and  quality; to amend the public health law, in relation to
  requiring health maintenance organizations  to  include  coverage  for
  otherwise  covered  services  that  are  part of an early intervention
  program; to amend the insurance law, in relation to payment for  early
  intervention  services;  to  amend  the  education law, in relation to
  special education services and programs for  preschool  children  with
  handicapping  conditions; and to repeal subdivision 18 of section 4403
  of the education law, relating to the power of the  education  depart-
  ment to approve the provision of early intervention services (Part A);
  to  amend the public authorities law, in relation to funding and oper-
  ations of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Part  B);  to  amend  the
  public health law, in relation to establishment of an electronic death
  registration  system  (Part  C);  to  amend  the public health law, in
  relation to establishing the supportive housing development  reinvest-
  ment  program; to amend the social services law, in relation to appli-
  cability of the assisted living program; to amend the social  services
  law, in relation to including podiatry services and lactation services
  under  the term medical assistance; to amend the public health law and
  education law,  in  relation  to  medical  prescriptions  for  limited

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

S6256A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9056D
Law Section:
Budget Bills
Laws Affected:
Amd Various Laws, generally

S6256A - Summary

Relates to evaluations or services under the early intervention program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families, state aid reimbursement to municipalities for respite services, and service coordination; repeals subdivision 7 of section 2551 and subdivision 4 of section 2557 of the public health law, relating to administering early intervention services; requires that each municipality be responsible for providing early intervention services; requires health maintenance organizations to include coverage for otherwise covered services that are part of an early intervention program (view more) relates to payment for early intervention services; repeals subsection (e) of section 3235-a of the insurance law relating to claims for early intervention program services; relates to special education services and programs for preschool children with handicapping conditions; and repeals subdivision 18 of section 4403 of the education law, relating to the power of the education department to approve the provision of early intervention services (Part A); relates to funding and operations of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Part B); establishes the supportive housing development reinvestment program; relates to applicability of the assisted living program; includes podiatry services and lactation services under the term medical assistance; relates to comprehensive HIV special needs plan, in relation to HEAL-NY, and in relation to the EQUAL program; relates to education, outreach services and facilitated enrollment activities for certain aged, blind and disabled persons; expands prenatal care programs, establishes the primary care service corps practitioner loan repayment program, authorizes moneys in the medical indemnity fund to be invested in obligations of the United States or the state or obligations where the principal and interest are guaranteed by the United States or the state and moneys distributed as non-Medicaid grants to non-major public academic medical centers; relates to the powers of the dormitory authority; directs a workgroup on medically fragile children; relates to notice requirement for preferred drug program, payment to the commissioner of health by third-party payors, audit of payments to the commissioner of health, electronic submission of reports by hospitals, and changing the definition of eligible applicant; relates to medical assistance where relative is absent or refuses or fails to provide necessary care; relates to third-party payor's election to make payments; relates to reserved bed days; relates to the personal care services worker recruitment and retention program; relates to the tobacco control and insurance initiatives pool distributions; relates to certain public school districts and state operated/state supported schools; relates to the licensure of home care services agencies; relates to managed care programs; relates to the distribution of the professional education pools; relates to the powers and duties of the dormitory authority of the state of New York relative to the establishment of subsidiaries for certain purposes, in relation to the effectiveness thereof; relates to costs incurred in excess of revenues by general hospitals in providing services in eligible programs to uninsured patients and patients eligible for Medicaid assistance; relates to the effectiveness of known and projected department of health state funds Medicaid expenditures; relates to certain payments with regard to local governments; relates to Medicaid reimbursement; and repeals certain provisions of the public health law relating thereto (Part D); relates to an administrative cap on reimbursements for expenditures made by or on behalf of social services districts for medical assistance for needy persons and the administration thereof; relates to general hospital reimbursement for annual rates, in relation to the cap on local Medicaid expenditures; relates to the department assumption of program administration for medical assistance; and provides for the repeal of certain provisions of the social services law upon expiration thereof (Part F); relates to the regulations for computing hospital inpatient rates and to the effectiveness of the preferred drug program (Part G); establishes a cost of living adjustment for designated human services programs, in relation to foregoing such adjustment during the 2012-2013 state fiscal year (Part H); relates to the office for people with developmental disabilities and the creation of developmental disabilities regional offices and state operations offices; and provides for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof (Part J); extends certain provisions relating to comprehensive psychiatric emergency programs (Part K); permits the commissioners of the department of health, the office of mental health, the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services and the office for people with developmental disabilities the regulatory flexibility to more efficiently and effectively integrate health and behavioral health services (Part L); authorizes contracts for the provision of special education and related services for certain patients hospitalized in hospitals operated by the office of mental health and provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Part M); relates to the statewide comprehensive services plan for people with mental disabilities and in relation to the local planning process; and repeals certain provisions of the mental hygiene law relating thereto (Part N); relates to the closure and the reduction in size of certain facilities serving persons with mental illness; and provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Part O); amends procedures under the sex offender management and treatment act (Part P); provides for outpatient capacity restoration of felony defendants at article 28 hospitals (Part Q); relates to the effectiveness of provisions related to the recovery of exempt income by the office of mental health for community residences and family-based treatment programs (Part R); relates to the excess medical malpractice liability coverage pool (Part S); and relates to the program for elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage; and repeals certain provisions of such law relating thereto (Part T).

S6256A - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 6256--A                                            A. 9056--A

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

                            January 17, 2012
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- A BUDGET BILL, submitted by the Governor pursuant to arti-
  cle seven of the Constitution -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and
  when  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

IN ASSEMBLY -- A BUDGET BILL, submitted  by  the  Governor  pursuant  to
  article  seven  of  the  Constitution -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Ways and Means --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring the use
  of network providers for  evaluations  or  services  under  the  early
  intervention  program,  state  aid reimbursement to municipalities for
  respite services, and service coordination; to repeal subdivision 7 of
  section 2551 and subdivision 4 of section 2557 of  the  public  health
  law,  relating  to administering early intervention services; to amend
  the public health law, in relation to requiring that each municipality
  be responsible for providing early intervention services; to amend the
  public health law, in relation to removing the  authorization  of  the
  commissioner  of  health to collect data from counties on early inter-
  vention programs for the purpose of improving efficiency, cost  effec-
  tiveness  and  quality; to amend the public health law, in relation to
  requiring health maintenance organizations  to  include  coverage  for
  otherwise  covered  services  that  are  part of an early intervention
  program; to amend the insurance law, in relation to payment for  early
  intervention  services;  to  amend  the  education law, in relation to
  special education services and programs for  preschool  children  with
  handicapping  conditions; and to repeal subdivision 18 of section 4403
  of the education law, relating to the power of the  education  depart-
  ment to approve the provision of early intervention services (Part A);
  to  amend the public authorities law, in relation to funding and oper-
  ations of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Part  B);  to  amend  the
  public health law, in relation to establishment of an electronic death
  registration  system  (Part  C);  to  amend  the public health law, in
  relation to establishing the supportive housing development  reinvest-
  ment  program; to amend the social services law, in relation to appli-
  cability of the assisted living program; to amend the social  services

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

S6256B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9056D
Law Section:
Budget Bills
Laws Affected:
Amd Various Laws, generally

S6256B - Summary

Relates to evaluations or services under the early intervention program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families, state aid reimbursement to municipalities for respite services, and service coordination; repeals subdivision 7 of section 2551 and subdivision 4 of section 2557 of the public health law, relating to administering early intervention services; requires that each municipality be responsible for providing early intervention services; requires health maintenance organizations to include coverage for otherwise covered services that are part of an early intervention program (view more) relates to payment for early intervention services; repeals subsection (e) of section 3235-a of the insurance law relating to claims for early intervention program services; relates to special education services and programs for preschool children with handicapping conditions; and repeals subdivision 18 of section 4403 of the education law, relating to the power of the education department to approve the provision of early intervention services (Part A); relates to funding and operations of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Part B); establishes the supportive housing development reinvestment program; relates to applicability of the assisted living program; includes podiatry services and lactation services under the term medical assistance; relates to comprehensive HIV special needs plan, in relation to HEAL-NY, and in relation to the EQUAL program; relates to education, outreach services and facilitated enrollment activities for certain aged, blind and disabled persons; expands prenatal care programs, establishes the primary care service corps practitioner loan repayment program, authorizes moneys in the medical indemnity fund to be invested in obligations of the United States or the state or obligations where the principal and interest are guaranteed by the United States or the state and moneys distributed as non-Medicaid grants to non-major public academic medical centers; relates to the powers of the dormitory authority; directs a workgroup on medically fragile children; relates to notice requirement for preferred drug program, payment to the commissioner of health by third-party payors, audit of payments to the commissioner of health, electronic submission of reports by hospitals, and changing the definition of eligible applicant; relates to medical assistance where relative is absent or refuses or fails to provide necessary care; relates to third-party payor's election to make payments; relates to reserved bed days; relates to the personal care services worker recruitment and retention program; relates to the tobacco control and insurance initiatives pool distributions; relates to certain public school districts and state operated/state supported schools; relates to the licensure of home care services agencies; relates to managed care programs; relates to the distribution of the professional education pools; relates to the powers and duties of the dormitory authority of the state of New York relative to the establishment of subsidiaries for certain purposes, in relation to the effectiveness thereof; relates to costs incurred in excess of revenues by general hospitals in providing services in eligible programs to uninsured patients and patients eligible for Medicaid assistance; relates to the effectiveness of known and projected department of health state funds Medicaid expenditures; relates to certain payments with regard to local governments; relates to Medicaid reimbursement; and repeals certain provisions of the public health law relating thereto (Part D); relates to an administrative cap on reimbursements for expenditures made by or on behalf of social services districts for medical assistance for needy persons and the administration thereof; relates to general hospital reimbursement for annual rates, in relation to the cap on local Medicaid expenditures; relates to the department assumption of program administration for medical assistance; and provides for the repeal of certain provisions of the social services law upon expiration thereof (Part F); relates to the regulations for computing hospital inpatient rates and to the effectiveness of the preferred drug program (Part G); establishes a cost of living adjustment for designated human services programs, in relation to foregoing such adjustment during the 2012-2013 state fiscal year (Part H); relates to the office for people with developmental disabilities and the creation of developmental disabilities regional offices and state operations offices; and provides for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof (Part J); extends certain provisions relating to comprehensive psychiatric emergency programs (Part K); permits the commissioners of the department of health, the office of mental health, the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services and the office for people with developmental disabilities the regulatory flexibility to more efficiently and effectively integrate health and behavioral health services (Part L); authorizes contracts for the provision of special education and related services for certain patients hospitalized in hospitals operated by the office of mental health and provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Part M); relates to the statewide comprehensive services plan for people with mental disabilities and in relation to the local planning process; and repeals certain provisions of the mental hygiene law relating thereto (Part N); relates to the closure and the reduction in size of certain facilities serving persons with mental illness; and provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Part O); amends procedures under the sex offender management and treatment act (Part P); provides for outpatient capacity restoration of felony defendants at article 28 hospitals (Part Q); relates to the effectiveness of provisions related to the recovery of exempt income by the office of mental health for community residences and family-based treatment programs (Part R); relates to the excess medical malpractice liability coverage pool (Part S); and relates to the program for elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage; and repeals certain provisions of such law relating thereto (Part T).

S6256B - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 6256--B                                            A. 9056--B

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

                            January 17, 2012
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- A BUDGET BILL, submitted by the Governor pursuant to arti-
  cle seven of the Constitution -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and
  when  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

IN  ASSEMBLY  --  A  BUDGET  BILL, submitted by the Governor pursuant to
  article seven of the Constitution -- read once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee  on  Ways  and  Means -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
  again  reported from said committee with amendments, ordered reprinted
  as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring the  use
  of  network  providers  for  evaluations  or  services under the early
  intervention program, state aid reimbursement  to  municipalities  for
  respite services, and service coordination; to repeal subdivision 7 of
  section  2551  and  subdivision 4 of section 2557 of the public health
  law, relating to administering early intervention services;  to  amend
  the public health law, in relation to requiring that each municipality
  be responsible for providing early intervention services; to amend the
  public  health  law,  in relation to removing the authorization of the
  commissioner of health to collect data from counties on  early  inter-
  vention  programs for the purpose of improving efficiency, cost effec-
  tiveness and quality; to amend the public health law, in  relation  to
  requiring  health  maintenance  organizations  to include coverage for
  otherwise covered services that are  part  of  an  early  intervention
  program;  to amend the insurance law, in relation to payment for early
  intervention services; to amend the  education  law,  in  relation  to
  special  education  services  and programs for preschool children with
  handicapping conditions; and to repeal subdivision 18 of section  4403
  of  the  education law, relating to the power of the education depart-
  ment to approve the provision of early intervention services (Part A);
  to amend the public authorities law, in relation to funding and  oper-
  ations  of  the  Roswell  Park Cancer Institute (Part B); to amend the
  public health law, in relation to establishment of an electronic death
  registration system (Part C); to  amend  the  public  health  law,  in

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets