assembly Bill A6056

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to allowing physician assistants to serve as primary care practitioners for purposes of Medicaid managed care plans

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May 20, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
Mar 05, 2021 referred to health

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A6056 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5956
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §364-j, Soc Serv L

A6056 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows physician assistants to serve as primary care practitioners for purposes of Medicaid managed care plans.

A6056 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6056
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               March 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED  --  read once and referred to the
   Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to allowing  physi-
   cian assistants to serve as primary care practitioners for purposes of
   Medicaid managed care plans
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1.  Paragraph (f) of subdivision 1 of  section  364-j  of  the
 social  services  law, as amended by chapter 649 of the laws of 1996, is
 amended to read as follows:
   (f) "Primary care practitioner".  A physician, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, or
 nurse practitioner providing primary  care  to  and  management  of  the
 medical  and  health  care services of a participant served by a managed
 care provider.
   § 2.  Subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) of subdivision  4  of  section
 364-j  of the social services law, as amended by section 14 of part C of
 chapter 58 of the laws of 2004,  is amended to read as follows:
   (i) a managed care provider shall arrange for access to and enrollment
 of primary care practitioners and other medical services providers. Each
 managed  care  provider  shall  possess  the  expertise  and  sufficient
 resources to assure the delivery of quality medical care to participants
 in  an  appropriate and timely manner and may include physicians, PHYSI-
 CIAN ASSISTANTS, nurse practitioners, county health departments, provid-
 ers of comprehensive health service plans licensed pursuant  to  article
 forty-four  of  the  public health law, and hospitals and diagnostic and
 treatment centers licensed  pursuant  to  article  twenty-eight  of  the
 public  health law or otherwise authorized by law to offer comprehensive
 health services or facilities licensed  pursuant  to  articles  sixteen,
 thirty-one and thirty-two of the mental hygiene law.
   §  3.   This act shall become effective immediately; provided however,
 that the amendments to section 364-j of the social services law made  by
 sections  one  and  two  of this act shall not affect the repeal of such
 section and shall be deemed repealed therewith.