senate Bill S5656

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Includes doulas as medical services providers for Medicaid recipients

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to health
May 10, 2019 referred to health

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S5656 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4408
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §364-j, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10504
2021-2022: S362, A5247

S5656 (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 the office of children and family services to add, amend and/or repeal any rule or regulation necessary.

S5656 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5656 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5656
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 10, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. PERSAUD, GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered print-
   ed, and when printed to be committed 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.

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