senate Bill S7222

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the interagency coordinating committee on rural public transportation

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Jun 03, 2014 reported and committed to finance
May 06, 2014 referred to health

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Jun 3, 2014 - Health committee Vote

S7222
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S7222 - Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §365-h, Soc Serv L; amd §73-d, Transp L

S7222 - Summary

Relates to the composition of the interagency coordinating committee on rural public transportation; requires reports on non-emergency Medicaid transportation in rural areas.

S7222 - Sponsor Memo

S7222 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7222

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 6, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SEWARD,  O'MARA,  YOUNG -- 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 the transportation  law,  in
  relation  to    the interagency coordinating committee on rural public
  transportation

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision 4 of section 365-h of the social services law,
as  added by section 20 of part B of chapter 109 of the laws of 2010, is
amended to read as follows:
  4. The commissioner of health is authorized to  assume  responsibility
from  a  local social services official for the provision and reimburse-
ment of transportation costs under this  section.  If  the  commissioner
elects  to assume such responsibility, the commissioner shall notify the
local social services official in writing as to the election,  the  date
upon  which  the  election shall be effective and such information as to
transition of responsibilities as the commissioner  deems  prudent.  The
commissioner  is authorized to contract with a transportation manager or
managers to manage transportation services in any local social  services
district. Any transportation manager or managers selected by the commis-
sioner to manage transportation services shall have proven experience in
coordinating  transportation  services  in  a geographic and demographic
area similar to the area in New York state within which  the  contractor
would  manage  the  provision  of  services  under  this section. Such a
contract or contracts may include responsibility for:  review,  approval
and  processing  of transportation orders; management of the appropriate
level of transportation based on documented patient  medical  need;  and
development  of  new  technologies  leading  to efficient transportation
services. SUCH CONTRACT SHALL REQUIRE THAT  THE  TRANSPORTATION  MANAGER
MUST FIRST OFFER THE COUNTY WHERE SERVICES ARE BEING REQUESTED THE RIGHT
TO  COORDINATE  SERVICES AND PRIORITY MUST BE GIVEN TO THE USE OF AVAIL-
ABLE LOCAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT  PRACTI-
CABLE  FOR  THE  PROVISION OF TRANSPORTATION TO ELIGIBLE PERSONS. If the
commissioner elects to assume such responsibility from  a  local  social

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

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