senate Bill S5671A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the provision of services by long term home health care programs; repealer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Jun 17, 2013 print number 5671a
amend and recommit to health
Jun 03, 2013 referred to health

S5671 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7922A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3602, 4403-f & 3616, rpld §3610 sub 5 ¶(b), Pub Health L; amd §367-c, Soc Serv L

S5671 - Summary

Relates to the provision of services by long term home health care programs.

S5671 - Sponsor Memo

S5671 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5671

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 3, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the social  services  law,  in
  relation  to  the  provision of services by long term home health care
  programs; and to repeal certain provisions of the  public  health  law
  relating thereto

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature  finds  that  New  York
State's  Long  Term  Home  Health  Care  ("Nursing  Home Without Walls")
Program has for over three decades been an integral part of the  state's
long  term  care  system and an important service option for the state's
citizens with chronic illness, infirmity  and  disability.  The  program
provides quality care to long term care patients at home at approximate-
ly half the cost of institutional care.
  As  the  state  shifts to a managed care structure for the delivery of
health services, the legislature finds that this program should continue
to fulfill its vital role in the state's health care system.  The legis-
lature finds however that, to effectively function in  the  new  system,
certain  changes  are  necessary  to  further  align this program to the
evolving model of managed care, and  concludes  that  these  changes  be
instituted simultaneously with managed care implementation.
  S  2.  The  opening  paragraph of subdivision 8 of section 3602 of the
public health law, as amended by chapter 622 of the  laws  of  1988,  is
amended and a new paragraph d is added to read as follows:
  "Long  term home health care program" means a coordinated plan of care
and services provided at  home  to  (I)  invalid,  infirm,  or  disabled
persons  who are medically eligible for placement in a hospital or resi-
dential health care facility for an extended  period  of  time  if  such
program  were unavailable, OR (II) PERSONS REQUIRING HOME AND COMMUNITY-
BASED SERVICES WHO ARE ENROLLED IN A MANAGED CARE PLAN AS DEFINED  UNDER

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11302-01-3

S5671A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7922A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3602, 4403-f & 3616, rpld §3610 sub 5 ¶(b), Pub Health L; amd §367-c, Soc Serv L

S5671A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the provision of services by long term home health care programs.

S5671A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5671A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5671--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 3, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the public health law and the social services law, in
  relation to the provision of services by long term  home  health  care
  programs;  and  to  repeal certain provisions of the public health law
  relating thereto

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The legislature finds that New York
State's Long Term  Home  Health  Care  ("Nursing  Home  Without  Walls")
Program  has for over three decades been an integral part of the state's
long term care system and an important service option  for  the  state's
citizens  with  chronic  illness,  infirmity and disability. The program
provides quality care to long term care patients at home at approximate-
ly half the cost of institutional care.
  As the state shifts to a managed care structure for  the  delivery  of
health services, the legislature finds that this program should continue
to fulfill its vital role in the state's health care system.  The legis-
lature  finds  however  that, to effectively function in the new system,
certain changes are necessary to  further  align  this  program  to  the
evolving  model  of  managed  care,  and concludes that these changes be
instituted simultaneously with managed care implementation.
  S 2. The opening paragraph of subdivision 8 of  section  3602  of  the
public  health  law,  as  amended by chapter 622 of the laws of 1988, is
amended and a new paragraph d is added to read as follows:
  "Long term home health care program" means a coordinated plan of  care
and  services  provided  at  home  to  (I)  invalid, infirm, or disabled
persons who are medically eligible for placement in a hospital or  resi-
dential  health  care  facility  for  an extended period of time if such

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11302-04-3

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