senate Bill S4885A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates the managed care for persons with developmental disabilities advocacy program

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Feb 04, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
Jun 03, 2013 print number 4885a
amend and recommit to finance
May 08, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Apr 30, 2013 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

Votes

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Feb 5, 2014 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S4885A
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Feb 5, 2014

May 8, 2013 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S4885
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 8, 2013

Bill Amendments

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S4885 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6962A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13.40, Ment Hyg L

S4885 - Summary

Creates the managed care for persons with developmental disabilities advocacy program.

S4885 - Sponsor Memo

S4885 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4885

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 30, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the  creation  of
  the  managed care for persons with developmental disabilities advocacy
  program

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

  Section  1.  Section  13.40  of  the  mental hygiene law is amended by
adding a new subdivision (h) to read as follows:
  (H) THE COMMISSIONER AND THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  HEALTH  SHALL  JOINTLY
ESTABLISH  THE  MANAGED CARE FOR PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
ADVOCACY PROGRAM, HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS THE ADVOCACY  PROGRAM.  THE
ADVOCACY  PROGRAM  MAY  BE  INTEGRATED  WITH AND PROVIDED IN ADDITION TO
INDEPENDENT MEDICAID MANAGED CARE OMBUDS SERVICES  PROVIDED  TO  PERSONS
WITH  DISABILITIES  ENROLLING  IN  MEDICAID  MANAGED  CARE. THE ADVOCACY
PROGRAM SHALL: ADVISE INDIVIDUALS OF APPLICABLE RIGHTS AND  RESPONSIBIL-
ITIES,  INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT  LIMITED TO, THE RIGHT TO TREATMENT, PERSON
CENTERED CARE, CARE IN THE MOST INTEGRATED SETTING,  AND  THE  RIGHT  TO
CONTEST  DECISIONS  MADE BY A MANAGED CARE COMPANY; PROVIDE INFORMATION,
REFERRALS AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS  OF  INDIVIDUALS
WITH  DISABILITIES; AND PURSUE LEGAL, ADMINISTRATIVE AND OTHER APPROPRI-
ATE REMEDIES OR APPROACHES TO ENSURE THE PROTECTION OF AND ADVOCACY  FOR
THE  RIGHTS  OF  THE  ENROLLEES. THE ADVOCACY PROGRAM SHALL ALSO PROVIDE
SUPPORT TO ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS  ENROLLING  IN  DISCOS,  HMOS  PROVIDING
SERVICES  PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION  EIGHT OF SECTION FORTY-FOUR HUNDRED
THREE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, AND MANAGED LONG TERM CARE PLANS PROVID-
ING SERVICES UNDER SUBDIVISIONS TWELVE, THIRTEEN AND FOURTEEN OF SECTION
FORTY-FOUR HUNDRED THREE-F OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW; SUPPORT DURING  THE
PERSON-CENTERED PLANNING PROCESS AND RELATED PROCESSES INCLUDING UPDATES
TO  THE PERSON-CENTERED CARE PLAN; AND ASSISTANCE WITH SECURING HOUSING,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10533-01-3

Co-Sponsors

S4885A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6962A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13.40, Ment Hyg L

S4885A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the managed care for persons with developmental disabilities advocacy program.

S4885A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4885A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4885--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 30, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. CARLUCCI, GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health
  and Developmental Disabilities -- reported favorably from said commit-
  tee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN  ACT  to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the creation of
  the managed care for persons with developmental disabilities  advocacy
  program

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

  Section 1. Section 13.40 of the  mental  hygiene  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision (h) to read as follows:
  (H)  THE  COMMISSIONER  AND  THE  COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH SHALL JOINTLY
ESTABLISH THE MANAGED CARE FOR PERSONS WITH  DEVELOPMENTAL  DISABILITIES
ADVOCACY  PROGRAM,  HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS THE ADVOCACY PROGRAM. THE
ADVOCACY PROGRAM SHALL BE INTEGRATED WITH AND PROVIDED  IN  ADDITION  TO
INDEPENDENT  MEDICAID  MANAGED  CARE OMBUDS SERVICES PROVIDED TO PERSONS
WITH DISABILITIES ENROLLING  IN  MEDICAID  MANAGED  CARE.  THE  ADVOCACY
PROGRAM  SHALL: ADVISE INDIVIDUALS OF APPLICABLE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBIL-
ITIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE  RIGHT  TO  TREATMENT,  PERSON
CENTERED  CARE,  CARE  IN  THE MOST INTEGRATED SETTING, AND THE RIGHT TO
CONTEST DECISIONS MADE BY A MANAGED CARE COMPANY;  PROVIDE  INFORMATION,
REFERRALS  AND  TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS
WITH DISABILITIES; AND PURSUE LEGAL, ADMINISTRATIVE AND OTHER  APPROPRI-
ATE  REMEDIES OR APPROACHES TO ENSURE THE PROTECTION OF AND ADVOCACY FOR
THE RIGHTS OF THE ENROLLEES. THE ADVOCACY  PROGRAM  SHALL  ALSO  PROVIDE
SUPPORT  TO  ELIGIBLE  INDIVIDUALS  ENROLLING  IN DISCOS, HMOS PROVIDING
SERVICES PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION EIGHT  OF  SECTION  FORTY-FOUR  HUNDRED
THREE  OF  THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, MANAGED LONG TERM CARE PLANS PROVIDING
SERVICES UNDER SUBDIVISIONS TWELVE, THIRTEEN  AND  FOURTEEN  OF  SECTION

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10533-06-3

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