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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S1262
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1262 - Details
S1262 - Summary
Relates to the living wage adjustment of personal care service workers; authorizes the commissioner to adjust personal care services medical assistance rates of payment for personal care service providers; provides for such adjustments to be subject to subsequent adjustment or reconciliation in accordance with the local living wage law or are located within a city with a population of over one million persons which has enacted a local living wage law that applies to such persons; defines local living wage law.
S1262 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1262 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law and chapter 1 of the laws of 2002, amending the public health law, the social services law and the tax law relating to the Health Care Reform Act of 2000, in relation to the living wage adjustment for personal care services workers PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: To adjust Medicaid rates to personal care service providers to enable them to meet the cost of paying personal care workers a statutorily-mandated living wage. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends the social services law by adding a new section 367-x which directs the Commissioner of Health to adjust Medicaid rates for personal care service providers located in areas where a local government has enacted a local living wage law. The adjustment to the rates shall be based on the difference between the old rate and the rate that is necessary to comply with the living wage law. Adjustments to rates of payment shall be subject to subsequent adjustment in order to maintain compliance with a local living wage law. Any additional money from the adjusted rates
S1262 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1262 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the social services law and chapter 1 of the laws of 2002, amending the public health law, the social services law and the tax law relating to the Health Care Reform Act of 2000, in relation to the living wage adjustment for personal care services workers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section 367-w to read as follows: S 367-W. PERSONAL CARE SERVICES WORKERS; LIVING WAGE ADJUSTMENT. 1. THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH SHALL, SUBJECT TO THE AVAILABILITY OF FEDERAL FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION, ADJUST PERSONAL CARE SERVICES MEDICAL ASSIST- ANCE RATES OF PAYMENT ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS TITLE FOR PERSONAL CARE SERVICES PROVIDERS LOCATED IN LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICTS WHERE SUCH SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICTS ARE LOCATED WITHIN A COUNTY WHICH HAS ENACTED A LOCAL LIVING WAGE LAW THAT APPLIES TO SUCH SERVICES OR ARE LOCATED WITHIN A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF MORE THAN ONE MILLION PERSONS WHICH HAS ENACTED A LOCAL LIVING WAGE LAW THAT APPLIES TO SUCH SERVICES. ADJUSTMENTS SHALL BE MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISIONS TWO AND THREE OF THIS SECTION. 2. ADJUSTMENTS TO RATES OF PAYMENT UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE ALLO- CATED BASED ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE RATE OF HOURLY PAYMENT FOR PERSONAL CARE SERVICES WORKERS PRIOR TO AN ADJUSTMENT AND THE RATE OF HOURLY PAYMENT THAT WOULD BE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH THE LOCAL LIVING WAGE LAW. 3. ADJUSTMENTS UNDER THIS SECTION, UPON APPLICATION BY A LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT, SHALL BE SUBJECT TO SUBSEQUENT ADJUSTMENT OR RECON- CILIATION FOR PURPOSES OF MAINTAINING COMPLIANCE WITH A LOCAL LIVING WAGE LAW. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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