senate Bill S8361

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to payments for personal protective equipment for home and community based long term care services

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 22, 2020 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.903
Jul 21, 2020 reported and committed to rules
Jul 20, 2020 reported and committed to finance
May 19, 2020 referred to health

Votes

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Jul 22, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S8361
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jul 21, 2020 - Finance committee Vote

S8361
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
6
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jul 20, 2020 - Health committee Vote

S8361
12
0
committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: Jul 20, 2020

aye wr (2)
absent (1)

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S8361 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10451
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3614-f, Pub Health L

S8361 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for insurance reimbursement for expenses related to the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) for direct care workers, care recipients and an emergency inventory of a ninety-day supply of PPE.

S8361 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8361 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8361

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 19, 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,  in  relation  to  payments  for
  personal  protective  equipment for home and community based long term
  care services

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

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
3614-f to read as follows:
  § 3614-F. PAYMENTS FOR PERSONAL  PROTECTIVE  EQUIPMENT  FOR  HOME  AND
COMMUNITY BASED LONG TERM CARE SERVICES. THE PAYMENT OF CLAIMS SUBMITTED
UNDER CONTRACTS OR AGREEMENTS WITH INSURERS UNDER THE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM  FOR  HOME  AND COMMUNITY BASED LONG TERM CARE SERVICES PROVIDED
UNDER THIS ARTICLE OR BY FISCAL  INTERMEDIARIES  OPERATING  PURSUANT  TO
SECTION  THREE  HUNDRED  SIXTY-FIVE-F  OF  THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW SHALL
INCLUDE REIMBURSEMENT FOR EXPENSES RELATED TO THE PROVISION OF  PERSONAL
PROTECTIVE  EQUIPMENT (PPE) FOR DIRECT CARE WORKERS, CARE RECIPIENTS AND
AN EMERGENCY INVENTORY OF A NINETY-DAY SUPPLY OF PPE. SUCH REIMBURSEMENT
SHALL BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED AS AN ADDITION TO BASE RATES OF PAYMENTS AND
IN AN AMOUNT THAT SUPPLEMENTS ANY CURRENT CONTRACTS  OR  AGREEMENTS  AND
SHALL  NOT  USE  SUCH  FUNDS  TO SUPPLANT PAYMENTS FOR EXISTING SERVICES
UNDER THE MEDICAID PROGRAM. DETERMINATION OF A STANDARDIZED  AMOUNT  FOR
PPE  WILL BE ADJUSTED ANNUALLY AND WILL TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION CLINICAL
BEST PRACTICES FOR PPE USE  AND  CURRENT  AND  PROJECTED  PUBLIC  HEALTH
CONSIDERATIONS  THAT COULD RESULT IN INCREASED NEED FOR PPE SUPPLIES. IN
THE EVENT OF A DECLARATION OF A STATE  OF  EMERGENCY,  RATE  ADJUSTMENTS
SHALL  BE  REVIEWED AND IMPLEMENTED WITHIN THIRTY DAYS TO ACCOMMODATE AN
IMMEDIATE NEED FOR INCREASED SUPPLIES OF PPE. PROVIDED THAT  NO  PORTION
OF  THE  DOLLARS  SPENT  OR  TO BE SPENT TO SATISFY THE NEED FOR PPE FOR
WORKERS UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE RETAINED OR USED FOR ANOTHER  MANNER
BY THE HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED LONG TERM CARE PROVIDER OR FISCAL INTER-
MEDIARY  IN RECEIPT OF THE FUNDING AND FURTHER THAT INSURERS AND PROVID-
ERS SHALL REPORT COMPLIANCE WITH THIS SECTION TO  THE  DEPARTMENT  AS  A
COMPONENT OF STANDARDIZED COST REPORTS REQUIRED BY THE DEPARTMENT.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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