|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 03, 2022||committed to rules|
|May 17, 2022||advanced to third reading|
|May 16, 2022||2nd report cal.|
|May 11, 2022||1st report cal.1347|
|May 02, 2022||referred to health|
senate Bill S8967
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8967 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8967 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Establishes a 14 member doula Medicaid reimbursement work group within the department of health to set reimbursement rates for doulas in the state Medicaid program and address other criteria related to their practice; requires the work group to conduct a study and evaluate the costs, benefits and issues that may be associated with Medicaid reimbursement for doulas and for providing doula care to Medicaid recipients; makes related provisions.
S8967 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8967 SPONSOR: BROUK TITLE OF BILL: An act to establish a work group to set reimbursement rates for doulas in the state Medicaid program and address other criteria related to their practice PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is to establish a work group composed of majority doulas and other multidisciplinary experts to examine and study the benefits, costs, and issues related to Medicaid reimbursement for doulas providing doula care services to Medicaid recipients across the state. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill establishes a fourteen member work group established within the Department of Health. Eight members must be appointed by the Gover- nor and the remaining six will be appointed by the Temporary President
S8967 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8967 I N S E N A T E May 2, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BROUK -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to establish a work group to set reimbursement rates for doulas in the state Medicaid program and address other criteria related to their practice THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The legislature acknowledges the excluded history that healthcare workers and doulas have as members of historically excluded communities, and acknowledges the exclusionary forces these professions have had in gaining the recognition, certification, and equitable compensation for the critical work they do in pregnancy, maternal health, maternal mental health, and childcare. The legislature declares that it is the purpose of this work group to examine and recommend the best practices for integrating doulas into New York state's Medicaid healthcare system and ensuring the state is prepared and ready to elevate the critical work doulas perform across historically excluded communities across the state of New York. § 2. There is hereby established in the department of health, the doula Medicaid reimbursement work group, hereinafter referred to as the "work group." The majority of the members of the work group shall be composed of doulas, as well as multi-disciplinary experts in the field of doula services and maternal health who serve and are representative of the racial, ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic diversity of birth- ing people in communities across the state served by the state's Medi- caid program. § 3. The work group shall be composed of fourteen members, which shall include eight members to be appointed by the governor as follows: a. the commissioner of the department of health or his, her, or their designee; b. five representatives who may either be practicing doulas, or doulas in training, or individuals with expertise in the field of doula services; c. one representative serving maternal health needs; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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