senate Bill S7224

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requiring specific reserved bed days for veterans, spouses of veterans, widows of veterans, Gold Star Parents and their dependents who are cared for at the New York State Veterans' Homes

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Jan 10, 2020 referred to health

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S7224 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8935
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2808, Pub Health L

S7224 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring specific reserved bed days for veterans, spouses of veterans, widows of veterans, Gold Star Parents and their dependents who are cared for at the New York State Veterans' Homes.

S7224 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7224 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7224

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BROOKS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring specific
  reserved bed days for veterans, spouses of veterans, widows of  veter-
  ans,  Gold  Star Parents and their dependents who are cared for at the
  New York State Veterans' Homes

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 25 of section 2808 of the public health law, as
amended  by  section  2  of part E of chapter 57 of the laws of 2017, is
amended to read as follows:
  25. Reserved bed  days.  (a)  For  purposes  of  this  subdivision,  a
"reserved  bed  day"  is  a  day for which a governmental agency pays OR
OTHERWISE REQUIRES a residential health care facility to reserve  a  bed
for a person eligible for medical assistance pursuant to title eleven of
article  five  of the social services law while he or she is TEMPORARILY
HOSPITALIZED OR on therapeutic leave of absence from the facility.
  (b) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this section or any  other
law  or  regulation  to  the contrary, for reserved bed days provided on
behalf of persons twenty-one years of age or older:
  (i) payments for reserved  bed  days  shall  be  made  at  ninety-five
percent  of  the  Medicaid  rate  otherwise  payable to the facility for
services provided on behalf of such person; and
  (ii) payment to a facility for reserved bed days provided on behalf of
such person for therapeutic leaves of absence may not exceed ten days in
any twelve month period.
  (C) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS SECTION OR  ANY  OTHER
LAW  OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, WITH RESPECT TO VETERANS, SPOUSES OF
VETERANS, WIDOWS OF VETERANS, GOLD STAR PARENTS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS WHO
ARE CARED FOR AT THE NEW YORK STATE VETERANS' HOME AT  OXFORD,  THE  NEW
YORK  STATE  VETERANS' HOME AT ST.  ALBANS, THE NEW YORK STATE VETERANS'
HOME AT BATAVIA, THE NEW YORK STATE VETERANS' HOME AT MONTROSE  AND  THE
LONG  ISLAND  STATE  VETERANS'  HOME  SUCH  FACILITIES SHALL ESTABLISH A
RESERVE BED DAY POLICY NOT TO EXCEED TEN DAYS IN ANY TWELVE-MONTH PERIOD

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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