|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Aug 22, 2022||referred to rules|
senate Bill S9539
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S9539 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Rules
- Law Section:
- Social Services Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §367-x, Soc Serv L
- Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
S9539 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Makes community violence prevention services available, to the extent permitted by federal law, to any Medicaid beneficiary who has received medical treatment for an injury sustained as a result of an act of community violence and has been referred by a certified or licensed health care provider or social services provider to receive community violence prevention services from a qualified violence prevention professional.
S9539 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S9539 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to the provision of and payment for violence prevention programs PURPOSE: To allow Medicaid reimbursement for violence prevention programs SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one adds a new section 367-x to the social services law: - Defines community violence, community violence prevention services, prevention professional and qualified violence prevention professional - Directs the commissioner in conjunction with the commissioner of health to amend the state Medicaid plan to provide coverage for communi- ty violence prevention services for beneficiaries who have:
S9539 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9539 I N S E N A T E August 22, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the provision of and payment for violence prevention programs THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section 367-x to read as follows: § 367-X. PAYMENT FOR VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAMS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS: (A) "COMMUNITY VIOLENCE" MEANS INTENTIONAL ACTS OF INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE COMMITTED BY INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE NOT INTIMATELY RELATED TO THE VICTIM. (B) "COMMUNITY VIOLENCE PREVENTION SERVICES" MEANS EVIDENCE-INFORMED, TRAUMA-INFORMED, CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE, SUPPORTIVE AND NON-PSYCHOTHERA- PEUTIC SERVICES PROVIDED BY A QUALIFIED VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROFES- SIONAL, WITHIN OR OUTSIDE OF A CLINICAL SETTING, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROMOTING IMPROVED HEALTH OUTCOMES, TRAUMA RECOVERY, AND POSITIVE BEHAV- IORAL CHANGE, PREVENTING INJURY RECIDIVISM AND REDUCING THE LIKELIHOOD THAT INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE VICTIMS OF COMMUNITY VIOLENCE WILL COMMIT OR PROMOTE VIOLENCE THEMSELVES. "COMMUNITY VIOLENCE PREVENTION SERVICES" MAY INCLUDE THE PROVISION OF PEER SUPPORT AND COUNSELING, MENTORSHIP, CONFLICT MEDIATION, CRISIS INTERVENTION, TARGETED CASE MANAGEMENT, REFERRALS TO CERTIFIED OR LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS OR SOCIAL SERVICES PROVIDERS, CASE MANAGEMENT, COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL SUPPORT SERVICES, PATIENT EDUCATION OR SCREENING SERVICES TO VICTIMS OF COMMUNI- TY VIOLENCE. (C) "PREVENTION PROFESSIONAL" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO WORKS IN PROGRAMS AIMED TO ADDRESS SPECIFIC PATIENT NEEDS, SUCH AS SUICIDE PREVENTION, VIOLENCE PREVENTION, ALCOHOL AVOIDANCE, DRUG AVOIDANCE, AND TOBACCO PREVENTION. THE GOAL OF SUCH INDIVIDUAL'S WORK IS TO REDUCE THE RISK OF RELAPSE, INJURY, OR RE-INJURY OF THE PATIENT. PREVENTION PROFES- SIONALS WORK IN A VARIETY OF SETTINGS AND PROVIDE APPROPRIATE CASE MANAGEMENT, MEDIATION, REFERRAL, AND MENTORSHIP SERVICES. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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