Assembly Bill A7725

2023-2024 Legislative Session

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

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-A7725 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2124
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §364-j, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A6056, S5956

2023-A7725 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

2023-A7725 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7725
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               June 6, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN -- 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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
              

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