|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 03, 2014||reported and committed to finance|
|May 06, 2014||referred to health|
senate Bill S7222
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7222 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Social Services Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §365-h, Soc Serv L; amd §73-d, Transp L
S7222 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7222 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law and the transportation law, in relation to the interagency coordinating committee on rural public transportation PURPOSE: Provides counties the right of first refusal to coordinate Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation and encourage the use of public transit where viable. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends the social services law to provide that contracts between the State and transportation managers for Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation require that managers offer counties the option of coordinating transportation services and that the use of public transportation be prioritized to the maximum extent practicable. Section two amends transportation law to modify the composition of the Interagency coordinating committee on rural public transportation and require that the committee (1) report to the Executive and the Legislature on the management of Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation on a biannual basis; (2)examine reimbursement rates
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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