senate Bill S7208

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to enhancing coverage and care for medically fragile children

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Jan 10, 2020 referred to health

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S7208 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9098
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4900, add §4903-a, Pub Health L; amd §4900, add §4903-a, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S2121, A289

S7208 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to enhancing coverage and care for medically fragile children.

S7208 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7208 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7208

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- 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 insurance law, in relation
  to enhancing coverage and care for medically fragile children

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraph  (iv)  of  paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of
section 4900 of the public health law, as added by section 42 of subpart
A of part BB of chapter 57 of the laws of 2019, is  amended  and  a  new
subparagraph (v) is added to read as follows:
  (iv)  for purposes of a determination involving treatment for a mental
health condition:
  (A) a physician who  possesses  a  current  and  valid  non-restricted
license  to  practice  medicine and who specializes in behavioral health
and has experience in the delivery of mental health  courses  of  treat-
ment; or
  (B)  a  health  care  professional other than a licensed physician who
specializes in behavioral health and has experience in the delivery of a
mental health courses of treatment and, where  applicable,  possesses  a
current  and  valid non-restricted license, certificate, or registration
or, where no  provision  for  a  license,  certificate  or  registration
exists,  is credentialed by the national accrediting body appropriate to
the profession; [and] OR
  (V) FOR PURPOSES OF A DETERMINATION INVOLVING TREATMENT OF A MEDICALLY
FRAGILE CHILD:
  (A) A PHYSICIAN WHO  POSSESSES  A  CURRENT  AND  VALID  NON-RESTRICTED
LICENSE  TO PRACTICE MEDICINE AND WHO IS BOARD CERTIFIED OR BOARD ELIGI-
BLE IN PEDIATRIC REHABILITATION, PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE, OR  NEONATOLO-
GY; OR
  (B)  A  PHYSICIAN  WHO  POSSESSES  A  CURRENT AND VALID NON-RESTRICTED
LICENSE TO PRACTICE MEDICINE AND  IS  BOARD  CERTIFIED  IN  A  PEDIATRIC
SUBSPECIALTY DIRECTLY RELEVANT TO THE PATIENT'S MEDICAL CONDITION; AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14313-03-0

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