assembly Bill A179

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (2)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 09, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 06, 2021 referred to health

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

A179 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2543
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3614-f, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10451, S8361

A179 (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.

A179 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    179
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. GOTTFRIED, SIMON, PERRY, JACOBSON, FERNANDEZ,
   WEPRIN,  SEAWRIGHT,  OTIS,  DINOWITZ,  CARROLL,  CYMBROWITZ,   HEVESI,
   SAYEGH,  LUPARDO, RICHARDSON, GALEF, BRONSON -- read once and referred
   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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets