senate Bill S2390

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to certified home health agencies

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Jan 17, 2013 referred to health

S2390 - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3608, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3601A
2009-2010: S8393

S2390 - Summary

Relates to certified home health agencies.

S2390 - Sponsor Memo

S2390 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2390

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in  relation  to  certified  home
  health agencies

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

  Section 1. Section 3608 of the public health law is amended by  adding
a new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7.  A  CERTIFIED  HOME  HEALTH AGENCY IN OPERATION AS OF THE EFFECTIVE
DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION AND ISSUED A CERTIFICATE  OF  APPROVAL  BY  THE
COMMISSIONER FOR THE PURPOSE OF SERVING INDIVIDUALS ELIGIBLE FOR CARE IN
A  FACILITY  OR  PROGRAM  LICENSED BY THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH OR THE
OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES OR AS A SPECIAL  PILOT
PROGRAM  HOME  HEALTH AGENCY IS AUTHORIZED BY VIRTUE OF SUCH CERTIFICATE
TO ENROLL ANY PATIENT DETERMINED TO REQUIRE CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH AGENCY
SERVICES; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH AGENCY (A) POSSESSES DEMONSTRATED
CLINICAL EXPERTISE IN THE TREATMENT OF THE POPULATION SPECIFIED  IN  ITS
CERTIFICATE  OF APPROVAL, (B) CONTINUES TO MARKET, ACCEPT FOR ENROLLMENT
AND TREAT MEMBERS OF SUCH POPULATION, AND (C) ENTERS INTO  AN  AGREEMENT
WITH THE COMMISSIONER THAT DURING THE PERIOD JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND
FOURTEEN  THROUGH  DECEMBER  THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN AND FOR
EACH CALENDAR YEAR PERIOD COMMENCING ON JANUARY FIRST THEREAFTER,  RATES
OF  PAYMENT  BY GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE RATE-SETTING METHODOLOGY THEN IN EFFECT FOR SERVICES
BY SUCH CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH AGENCY TO INDIVIDUALS ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAL
ASSISTANCE PURSUANT TO TITLE  ELEVEN  OF  ARTICLE  FIVE  OF  THE  SOCIAL
SERVICES  LAW  SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AVERAGE OF SUCH RATES OF PAYMENT FOR
CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH AGENCIES CLASSIFIED IN THE  DOWNSTATE  REGION,  AS
DEFINED  BY  REGULATIONS  PROMULGATED  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  THIRTY-SIX
HUNDRED TWELVE OF THIS ARTICLE OR SUCCESSOR LEGISLATION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05548-01-3

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