senate Bill S8609A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes peer recovery advocate telehealth services for reimbursement

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 23, 2020 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1023
Jul 20, 2020 print number 8609a
Jul 20, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to rules
Jun 18, 2020 referred to rules

S8609 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10665
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2999-cc, Pub Health L

S8609 - Summary

Authorizes peer recovery advocate telehealth services for reimbursement.

S8609 - Sponsor Memo

S8609 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8609

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 18, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  including  audio-
  only  and  video-only  telehealth  and  telemedicine services in those
  telehealth and telemedicine services eligible  for  reimbursement  and
  making  certified  peer  recovery  advocate services eligible for such
  reimbursement

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 4 of section 2999-cc of the public health law,
as added by chapter 6 of the  laws  of  2015,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  4.  "Telehealth"  means the use of electronic information and communi-
cation technologies by  telehealth  providers  to  deliver  health  care
services,  which  shall include the assessment, diagnosis, consultation,
treatment,  education,  care  management  and/or  self-management  of  a
patient.  Telehealth  shall not include delivery of health care services
by means of [audio-only telephone communication,] facsimile machines, or
electronic messaging alone, though use  of  these  technologies  is  not
precluded  if  used  in conjunction with telemedicine, store and forward
technology, or remote patient monitoring. For purposes of this  section,
telehealth shall be limited to telemedicine, store and forward technolo-
gy,  [and]  remote  patient monitoring AND AUDIO-ONLY TELEPHONE COMMUNI-
CATION, EXCEPT THAT WITH  RESPECT  TO  THE  MEDICAL  ASSISTANCE  PROGRAM
ESTABLISHED UNDER SECTION THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES
LAW,  AND  THE  CHILD HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN UNDER TITLE ONE-A OF ARTICLE
TWENTY-FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER, TELEHEALTH SHALL INCLUDE  AUDIO-ONLY  TELE-
PHONE  COMMUNICATION ONLY TO THE EXTENT DEFINED IN REGULATIONS AS MAY BE
PROMULGATED BY THE COMMISSIONER. This subdivision shall not preclude the
delivery of health care services by means of "home telehealth"  as  used
in section thirty-six hundred fourteen of this chapter.
  §  2.  Subdivision  2  of  section 2999-cc of the public health law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (t-1) to read as follows:

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

Co-Sponsors

S8609A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10665
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2999-cc, Pub Health L

S8609A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes peer recovery advocate telehealth services for reimbursement.

S8609A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8609A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8609--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 18, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to making certified
  peer recovery advocate telehealth services eligible for reimbursement

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 2 of section 2999-cc of the public health law
is amended by adding a new paragraph (t-1) to read as follows:
  (T-1) CERTIFIED PEER RECOVERY ADVOCATE SERVICES PROVIDERS CERTIFIED BY
THE COMMISSIONER OF ADDICTION SERVICES AND SUPPORTS PURSUANT TO  SECTION
19.18-B OF THE MENTAL HYGIENE LAW;
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16732-03-0

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