senate Bill S2543

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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May 11, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Jan 21, 2021 referred to health

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May 11, 2021 - Health committee Vote

S2543
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: May 11, 2021

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S2543 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A179
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3614-f, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8361, A10451

S2543 (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.

S2543 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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