Senate Bill S8715

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Authorizes licensed creative arts therapists to bill Medicaid directly for their services

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance 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-S8715 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9018
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §365-a, Soc Serv L

2023-S8715 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes licensed creative arts therapists to bill Medicaid directly for their services.

2023-S8715 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S8715 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8715
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 4, 2024
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BROUK  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services  law,  in  relation  to  authorizing
   licensed  creative arts therapists to bill Medicaid directly for their
   services
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Paragraph  (gg)  of subdivision 2 of section 365-a of the
 social services law, as amended by chapter 97 of the laws  of  2022,  is
 amended to read as follows:
   (gg)  care  and  services  provided by mental health counselors [and],
 marriage and family therapists, AND CREATIVE  ARTS  THERAPISTS  licensed
 pursuant  to article one hundred sixty-three of the education law acting
 within their scope of practice, where such services would  otherwise  be
 covered  under  this title. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed
 to modify or expand the scope of practice of a mental  health  counselor
 [or], marriage and family therapist, OR CREATIVE ARTS THERAPIST licensed
 pursuant to article one hundred sixty-three of the education law.
   §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
 have become a law.
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD14137-01-4



              

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