Senate Bill S8599

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to complex care assistants and home care services and supplementing

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee

  • 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-S8599 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health

2023-S8599 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the state Medicaid director to establish a program for specific individuals to become complex care assistants and provide private duty nursing services to certain Medicaid enrollees under increased reimbursement rates.

2023-S8599 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S8599 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             February 20, 2024
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAYER  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 AN ACT relating to complex care assistants and home  care  services  and

   Section 1. As used in this act: (a) "family  member"  means  a  child,
 parent,  parent-in-law, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, spouse, domes-
 tic partner, or one partner in a civil union couple, or any other  indi-
 vidual  related  by blood, and any other individual with a close associ-
 ation that is the equivalent of a family relationship; and
   (b) "complex care assistant" means a family member who is certified by
 the department of health after passing an  in-person  examination  which
 tests the proficiency and competence of performing the tasks required to
 care for a medically fragile child which can include, but is not limited
 to,  medication administration, airway clearance therapies, tracheostomy
 care, intravenous line care, ventilator care,  enteral  care  and  other
 tasks  approved by the board of nursing for an individual under 21 years
 of age.
   § 2. (a) No later than one year after the effective date of  this  act
 and  receipt of federal approval for the program established pursuant to
 this act, the state Medicaid director within the  department  of  health
 shall  establish a program under which a family member of an enrollee in
 Medicaid may be certified as a complex care assistant and, after receiv-
 ing such certification may, under the direction of a  registered  nurse,
 provide  complex  care  assistant  services  to  the  enrollee through a
 private duty nursing agency under the  reimbursement  rates  established
 under  subdivision  (d) of this section, provided that the enrollee is a
 medically fragile child as defined in section 4401 of the public  health
 law and qualifies for private duty nursing services under Medicaid. Such
 program  shall operate as a New York Medicaid private duty nursing bene-
 fit. The department shall develop an assessment tool that will allow the
 division to identify enrollees who meet these eligibility criteria read-
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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