senate Bill S8442

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires that applications submitted by individuals with developmental disabilities for eligibility determinations and service authorizations be processed in a timely manner

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.725
substituted for a9920
May 18, 2022 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 02, 2022 advanced to third reading
Apr 27, 2022 2nd report cal.
Apr 26, 2022 1st report cal.903
Mar 01, 2022 referred to disabilities

S8442 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9920
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13.07, Ment Hyg L

S8442 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that applications submitted by individuals with developmental disabilities for eligibility determinations and service authorizations be processed in a timely manner; requires the office of mental health to provide a report regarding such applications.

S8442 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8442 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8442
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 1, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. MANNION -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Disabilities
 
 AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation  to  requiring  that
   applications  submitted by individuals with developmental disabilities
   for eligibility determinations and service authorizations be processed
   in a timely manner

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  13.07  of  the  mental hygiene law is amended by
 adding a new subdivision (c-1) to read as follows:
   (C-1) 1. IN CARRYING OUT THE RESPONSIBILITIES IDENTIFIED  IN  SUBDIVI-
 SION  (C) OF THIS SECTION, THE OFFICE SHALL ENSURE THAT APPLICATIONS FOR
 ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATIONS AND SERVICE AUTHORIZATIONS ARE PROCESSED IN A
 TIMELY MANNER. SPECIFICALLY, EXCEPT IN A CASE WHERE THE  APPLICATION  IS
 NOT  REASONABLY  CLEAR,  OMITS  REQUIRED INFORMATION, OR WHEN THERE IS A
 REASONABLE BASIS SUPPORTED BY SPECIFIC INFORMATION AVAILABLE FOR  REVIEW
 BY  THE  OFFICE  THAT  SUCH  APPLICATION WAS SUBMITTED FRAUDULENTLY, THE
 OFFICE SHALL COMPLETE PROCESSING OF THE APPLICATION WITHIN  ONE  HUNDRED
 TWENTY  DAYS OF RECEIPT OF SUCH APPLICATION TRANSMITTED VIA THE INTERNET
 OR ELECTRONIC MAIL.
   2. IN THE CASE WHERE THE APPLICATION IS NOT REASONABLY CLEAR OR  LACKS
 REQUIRED  INFORMATION,  THE OFFICE SHALL NOTIFY THE APPLICANT IN WRITING
 WITHIN THIRTY CALENDAR DAYS  OF  THE  RECEIPT  OF  SUCH  APPLICATION  TO
 REQUEST ALL ADDITIONAL INFORMATION NEEDED TO PROCESS SUCH APPLICATION.
   3.  UPON RECEIPT OF THE INFORMATION REQUESTED IN PARAGRAPH TWO OF THIS
 SUBDIVISION, THE OFFICE SHALL COMPLETE  PROCESSING  OF  THE  APPLICATION
 WITHIN SIXTY DAYS.
   4.  THE  OFFICE SHALL REPORT ON A QUARTERLY BASIS TO THE DEVELOPMENTAL
 DISABILITIES ADVISORY COUNCIL, THE GOVERNOR, THE  CHAIR  OF  THE  SENATE
 DISABILITIES  COMMITTEE  AND  THE  CHAIR  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY DISABILITIES
 COMMITTEE FOR BOTH ELIGIBILITY AND  SERVICE  AUTHORIZATION  APPLICATIONS
 (I) THE NUMBER AND TYPE OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, INCLUDING BY GEOGRAPH-
 IC REGION AND/OR COUNTY AND THE AGE OR AGE-RANGE OF APPLICANTS, (II) THE
 NUMBER OF EACH TYPE OF APPLICATION APPROVED, (III) THE AVERAGE TIMEFRAME
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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