assembly Bill A4408

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Includes doulas as medical services providers for Medicaid recipients

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to health
Feb 04, 2019 referred to health

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A4408 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5656
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §364-j, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A10504

A4408 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes doulas as medical services providers for Medicaid recipients; directs the commissioner of health to submit an application for amendments and waivers to add doulas to such coverage pursuant to section 363-e of the social services law; and directs the commissioner of health and the commissioner of children and family services to add, amend and/or repeal any rule or regulation necessary.

A4408 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4408

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. SOLAGES, THIELE -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to including doulas
  as medical services providers for Medicaid recipients;  directing  the
  commissioner  of  health  to  submit an application for amendments and
  waivers to add doulas to state Medicaid coverage;  and  directing  the
  commissioner  of health and the commissioner of the office of children
  and family services to add, amend and/or repeal any rule or regulation
  necessary for the implementation of this act

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (d)  of  subdivision 1 of section 364-j of the
social services law, as amended by chapter 653 of the laws of  1997,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (d) "Medical services provider". A physician, nurse, nurse practition-
er,  physician  assistant, licensed midwife, DOULA, dentist, optometrist
or other licensed health care practitioner authorized to provide medical
assistance services.
  § 2. The commissioner of health is directed to apply  for  such  state
Medicaid plan amendments or waivers as may be necessary to implement the
provisions of this act and include doula care as a covered service under
the  state  Medicaid plan, and to secure federal financial participation
for state Medicaid expenditures for doula care under the  federal  Medi-
caid program.
  §  3.  Effective  immediately the addition, amendment and/or repeal of
any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this  act  on
its  effective  date  are  authorized  to  be  made and completed by the
commissioner of health and the state commissioner of children and family
services on or before such date.
  § 4. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that section one
of this act shall take effect upon receipt by the commissioner of health

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