|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 11, 2021||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 21, 2021||referred to health|
senate Bill S2543
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2543 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2543 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2543 SPONSOR: RIVERA TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: Allows for funding paid by the state to Managed Long Term Care Plans (MLTCS) to support PPE acquisition for home care workers and personal assistants to protect them from COVID-19 and the infection of their patients. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new section 3614-f to provide for funding by MLTCS to provide for the payment to home care agencies and fiscal intermediaries for the purchase of PPE for home health care workers.
S2543 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2543 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 21, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. RIVERA, BAILEY, BIAGGI, COMRIE, GAUGHRAN, GOUNARDES, HARCKHAM, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LIU, MAY, MYRIE, SALA- ZAR, SANDERS, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO, STAVISKY -- 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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