assembly Bill A658

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires publication of the New York City housing and vacancy survey and rent reduction schedules every three years

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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Jan 21, 2016 referred to housing, construction and community development
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 06, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.39
returned to assembly
died in senate
May 04, 2015 referred to housing, construction and community development
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Apr 30, 2015 advanced to third reading cal.224
Apr 28, 2015 reported
Jan 07, 2015 referred to housing

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A658 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S189
Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd §§26-511 & 26-405, NYC Ad Cd; amd §6, Emerg Ten Prot Act; amd §4, Emerg Hous Rent Cont L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A171, S234
2011-2012: A7376, S2389
2009-2010: A193A, S2349A

A658 - Summary

Allows owners of buildings which are master metered for electricity and have rent inclusion of electricity to file applications to terminate the rent inclusion of electricity for such accommodations.

A658 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   658

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. HEVESI, O'DONNELL, DINOWITZ, GOTTFRIED, COLTON,
  JAFFEE, BROOK-KRASNY, ROSENTHAL -- Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.
  AUBRY,  BRENNAN,  FARRELL,  GLICK  --  read  once  and referred to the
  Committee on Housing

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city  of  New  York,  the
  emergency tenant protection act of nineteen seventy-four and the emer-
  gency housing rent control law, in relation to the termination of rent
  inclusion of electricity for housing accommodations

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.  Subdivision c of section 26-511 of the administrative code
of the city of New York is amended by adding a new paragraph 15 to  read
as follows:
  (15)  PROVIDES  THAT  OWNERS OF BUILDINGS WHICH ARE MASTER METERED FOR
ELECTRICITY AND HAVE RENT INCLUSION OF ELECTRICITY MAY FILE APPLICATIONS
TO TERMINATE THE RENT INCLUSION OF ELECTRICITY  FOR  THE  ACCOMMODATIONS
SUBJECT TO THIS SECTION.
  (A)  THE DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL SHALL FORMULATE AND
PUBLISH A SCHEDULE OF RENT ADJUSTMENTS OR UPDATE THE SCHEDULE OF ADJUST-
MENTS WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF THE PUBLICATION OF A NEW HOUSING AND  VACANCY
SURVEY BY THE UNITED STATES CENSUS BUREAU. THE SCHEDULE OR UPDATED SCHE-
DULE  OF RENT ADJUSTMENTS SHALL BE BASED ON THE NEW SURVEY DATA AS TABU-
LATED BY THE NEW YORK CITY RENT GUIDELINES BOARD, GOVERNING THE RATE  BY
WHICH  THE  RENT  OF  REGULATED HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS SHALL BE ADJUSTED
UPON AND AFTER CONVERSION TO INDIVIDUAL  METERING  AT  THE  BUILDING  BY
MEANS  OF EITHER DIRECT METERING OR SUBMETERING. THE DIVISION OF HOUSING
AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL SHALL PROMULGATE AN  OPERATIONAL  BULLETIN  AND/OR
MODIFY  OR  AMEND  ITS REGULATIONS AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO GIVE EFFECT TO
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00840-01-5

assembly Bill A659A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits emergency service providers from selling patient health information without written consent

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to cities
May 18, 2015 amended on third reading (t) 659a
Apr 30, 2015 advanced to third reading cal.225
Apr 28, 2015 reported
Jan 07, 2015 referred to cities

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A659 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1997A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3001, add §3006-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9313A, S7008A

A659 - Summary

Prohibits emergency service providers from selling patient health information without written consent.

A659 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   659

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BRAUNSTEIN  -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Cities

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York and  the
  general  municipal law, in relation to patient protected health infor-
  mation

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended
by adding a new section 15-130 to read as follows:
  S 15-130 PROHIBITING THE SALE OF PATIENT PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION.
THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT OFFER FOR SALE, SELL, OR  OTHERWISE  DISTRIBUTE
PATIENT PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION EXCEPT UPON EXPRESS WRITTEN AUTHOR-
IZATION BY SUCH PATIENTS.  SUCH DISCLOSURE AND CONSUMER CONSENT SHALL BE
GIVEN  IN  A SEPARATE, STAND-ALONE DOCUMENT AND CONSENT SHALL BE LIMITED
TO THE PARTICULAR USE OR TRANSACTION FOR WHICH  CONSENT  IS  GIVEN.  THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO PATIENT INFORMATION TRANS-
MITTED TO AN INSURANCE CARRIER NECESSARY TO PROCESS INSURANCE CLAIMS.
  S  2.  The  general  municipal  law is amended by adding a new section
122-a to read as follows:
  S 122-A. PROHIBITING THE SALE OF PATIENT PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION.
NO EMERGENCY SERVICE PROVIDER SHALL OFFER FOR SALE, SELL,  OR  OTHERWISE
DISTRIBUTE  PATIENT  PROTECTED  HEALTH  INFORMATION  EXCEPT UPON EXPRESS
WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION BY SUCH PATIENTS.   SUCH DISCLOSURE  AND  CONSUMER
CONSENT  SHALL  BE GIVEN IN A SEPARATE, STAND-ALONE DOCUMENT AND CONSENT
SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE PARTICULAR USE OR TRANSACTION FOR WHICH  CONSENT
IS  GIVEN.  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO PATIENT
INFORMATION TRANSMITTED TO AN INSURANCE  CARRIER  NECESSARY  TO  PROCESS
INSURANCE CLAIMS.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02344-01-5

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A659A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1997A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3001, add §3006-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9313A, S7008A

A659A - Summary

Prohibits emergency service providers from selling patient health information without written consent.

A659A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 659--A
                                                        Cal. No. 225

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BRAUNSTEIN, COLTON, RIVERA, BROOK-KRASNY, ABINAN-
  TI, SIMOTAS, ZEBROWSKI, JAFFEE, MOSLEY, OTIS, TITONE, PICHARDO, STECK,
  PERRY,  LINARES,  BORELLI  --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A. CROUCH,
  DiPIETRO,  FINCH,  GRAF,   HIKIND,   LUPINACCI,   MARKEY,   MONTESANO,
  O'DONNELL,  SALADINO,  SIMANOWITZ  --  read  once  and referred to the
  Committee on Cities -- reported from committee, advanced  to  a  third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place on the
  order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the protection  of
  private patient information by ambulance services

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.  Section 3001 of the public health law is amended by adding
two new subdivisions 22 and 23 to read as follows:
  22. "INDIVIDUAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION" MEANS INFORMATION IDENTIFYING
OR TENDING TO IDENTIFY A PATIENT.
  23. "MARKETING" MEANS, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, ADVERTISING,  DETAILING,
MARKETING, PROMOTION, OR ANY ACTIVITY THAT IS INTENDED TO BE OR COULD BE
USED TO INFLUENCE BUSINESS VOLUME, SALES OR MARKET SHARE OR EVALUATE THE
EFFECTIVENESS OF MARKETING PRACTICES OR PERSONNEL, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER
THE  BENEFICIARY OF THE MARKETING IS A GOVERNMENTAL, FOR-PROFIT, OR NOT-
FOR-PROFIT ENTITY.
  S 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new  section  3006-a
to read as follows:
  S  3006-A.  PATIENT  PRIVACY.  1.  NO AMBULANCE SERVICE, ADVANCED LIFE
SUPPORT FIRST RESPONSE SERVICE, OR EMPLOYEE,  MEMBER  OR  AGENT  THEREOF
SHALL DISCLOSE, SELL, TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR USE ANY INDIVIDUAL IDENTIFY-
ING INFORMATION TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY FOR THE PURPOSE OF MARKETING.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02344-03-5

assembly Bill A659

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits emergency service providers from selling patient health information without written consent

download bill text pdf

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to cities
May 18, 2015 amended on third reading (t) 659a
Apr 30, 2015 advanced to third reading cal.225
Apr 28, 2015 reported
Jan 07, 2015 referred to cities

Co-Sponsors

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A659 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd §3001, add §3006-a, Pub Heal L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9313A

A659 - Summary

Prohibits emergency service providers from selling patient health information without written consent.

A659 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   659

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BRAUNSTEIN  -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Cities

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York and  the
  general  municipal law, in relation to patient protected health infor-
  mation

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended
by adding a new section 15-130 to read as follows:
  S 15-130 PROHIBITING THE SALE OF PATIENT PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION.
THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT OFFER FOR SALE, SELL, OR  OTHERWISE  DISTRIBUTE
PATIENT PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION EXCEPT UPON EXPRESS WRITTEN AUTHOR-
IZATION BY SUCH PATIENTS.  SUCH DISCLOSURE AND CONSUMER CONSENT SHALL BE
GIVEN  IN  A SEPARATE, STAND-ALONE DOCUMENT AND CONSENT SHALL BE LIMITED
TO THE PARTICULAR USE OR TRANSACTION FOR WHICH  CONSENT  IS  GIVEN.  THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO PATIENT INFORMATION TRANS-
MITTED TO AN INSURANCE CARRIER NECESSARY TO PROCESS INSURANCE CLAIMS.
  S  2.  The  general  municipal  law is amended by adding a new section
122-a to read as follows:
  S 122-A. PROHIBITING THE SALE OF PATIENT PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION.
NO EMERGENCY SERVICE PROVIDER SHALL OFFER FOR SALE, SELL,  OR  OTHERWISE
DISTRIBUTE  PATIENT  PROTECTED  HEALTH  INFORMATION  EXCEPT UPON EXPRESS
WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION BY SUCH PATIENTS.   SUCH DISCLOSURE  AND  CONSUMER
CONSENT  SHALL  BE GIVEN IN A SEPARATE, STAND-ALONE DOCUMENT AND CONSENT
SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE PARTICULAR USE OR TRANSACTION FOR WHICH  CONSENT
IS  GIVEN.  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO PATIENT
INFORMATION TRANSMITTED TO AN INSURANCE  CARRIER  NECESSARY  TO  PROCESS
INSURANCE CLAIMS.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02344-01-5

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A659A - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd §3001, add §3006-a, Pub Heal L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9313A

A659A - Summary

Prohibits emergency service providers from selling patient health information without written consent.

A659A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 659--A
                                                        Cal. No. 225

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BRAUNSTEIN, COLTON, RIVERA, BROOK-KRASNY, ABINAN-
  TI, SIMOTAS, ZEBROWSKI, JAFFEE, MOSLEY, OTIS, TITONE, PICHARDO, STECK,
  PERRY,  LINARES,  BORELLI  --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A. CROUCH,
  DiPIETRO,  FINCH,  GRAF,   HIKIND,   LUPINACCI,   MARKEY,   MONTESANO,
  O'DONNELL,  SALADINO,  SIMANOWITZ  --  read  once  and referred to the
  Committee on Cities -- reported from committee, advanced  to  a  third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place on the
  order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the protection  of
  private patient information by ambulance services

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.  Section 3001 of the public health law is amended by adding
two new subdivisions 22 and 23 to read as follows:
  22. "INDIVIDUAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION" MEANS INFORMATION IDENTIFYING
OR TENDING TO IDENTIFY A PATIENT.
  23. "MARKETING" MEANS, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, ADVERTISING,  DETAILING,
MARKETING, PROMOTION, OR ANY ACTIVITY THAT IS INTENDED TO BE OR COULD BE
USED TO INFLUENCE BUSINESS VOLUME, SALES OR MARKET SHARE OR EVALUATE THE
EFFECTIVENESS OF MARKETING PRACTICES OR PERSONNEL, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER
THE  BENEFICIARY OF THE MARKETING IS A GOVERNMENTAL, FOR-PROFIT, OR NOT-
FOR-PROFIT ENTITY.
  S 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new  section  3006-a
to read as follows:
  S  3006-A.  PATIENT  PRIVACY.  1.  NO AMBULANCE SERVICE, ADVANCED LIFE
SUPPORT FIRST RESPONSE SERVICE, OR EMPLOYEE,  MEMBER  OR  AGENT  THEREOF
SHALL DISCLOSE, SELL, TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR USE ANY INDIVIDUAL IDENTIFY-
ING INFORMATION TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY FOR THE PURPOSE OF MARKETING.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02344-03-5

assembly Bill A668

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires certain companies to operate and maintain call centers

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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Jan 06, 2016 referred to ways and means
Jan 07, 2015 referred to ways and means

Co-Sponsors

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A668 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3635
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §65, Pub Serv L; add §399-yyy, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A7144C, A7144B, S4434C

A668 - Summary

Requires certain companies to operate and maintain call centers; prevents closure without notice and a hearing before the public service commission.

A668 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   668

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, COLTON, CAHILL, SKOUFIS, CUSICK, SCAR-
  BOROUGH,  MOSLEY,  JAFFEE, KIM, SCHIMEL, BENEDETTO, GOTTFRIED, LAVINE,
  THIELE, ABINANTI, ENGLEBRIGHT, RAMOS, OTIS, ROBERTS, ROZIC,  SANTABAR-
  BARA,  STECK,  DINOWITZ, RYAN, MAYER, LUPARDO, GUNTHER, BARRETT, MOYA,
  WEPRIN, RUSSELL, SIMOTAS, BROOK-KRASNY, LIFTON, BRONSON, GALEF,  BRIN-
  DISI,  HOOPER,  BUCHWALD, TITONE, MILLER, ZEBROWSKI, RAIA, BRAUNSTEIN,
  FAHY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABBATE,  ARROYO,  CLARK,  COOK,
  CRESPO,  DenDEKKER,  GARBARINO,  GLICK, HEVESI, JOHNS, KEARNS, LENTOL,
  LUPINACCI, MARKEY, McDONALD, McKEVITT, NOLAN, PAULIN,  PERRY,  RIVERA,
  ROBINSON,  RODRIGUEZ, SEPULVEDA, SKARTADOS, SOLAGES, WEINSTEIN -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

AN ACT to amend the public service law and the general business law,  in
  relation to call centers

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 65 of the public service law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 16 to read as follows:
  16. (A) EVERY TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICE  PROVIDER  AND  THEIR  SUBSID-
IARIES  FURNISHING  TRADITIONAL  LANDLINE TELEPHONE SERVICE, FIBER OPTIC
SERVICE, VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (VOIP), DATA  CIRCUITS,  CABLE  OR
INTERNET  SERVICES  SHALL PROVIDE CALL CENTER SERVICE ASSISTANCE INCLUD-
ING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO OPERATOR SERVICES, DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE  BUREAUS
AND  CALL COMPLETION SERVICES FOR THE FOLLOWING:  (1) EXPLAINING COMPANY
RATES, REGULATIONS, POLICIES, PROCEDURES,  EQUIPMENT,  CUSTOMER  SERVICE
OPTIONS AND COMMON PRACTICES; (2) DETERMINING CUSTOMER FINANCIAL RESPON-
SIBILITY,  REQUIRED  DEPOSITS,  BILLING  RATES,  OR HANDLING PAYMENT AND
OTHER CREDIT ARRANGEMENTS SUCH AS OBTAINING DEPOSITS,  FINANCIAL  STATE-
MENTS  AND  PAYMENT  PLANS;  (3)  TAKING  REQUESTS FOR NEW OR ADDITIONAL
SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, EMERGENCY  SERVICE,  COMPLETING
ASSISTANCE  WITH DIALING, USING CALLING CARDS, CONNECTING COLLECT CALLS,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

assembly Bill A676C

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a pharmacy benefit manager contract appeals process

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via S3346 - Signed by Governor


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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 11, 2015 signed chap.540
Nov 30, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 10, 2015 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.50
substituted for a676c
Jun 10, 2015 substituted by s3346b
Jun 08, 2015 ordered to third reading rules cal.50
rules report cal.50
reported
Jun 03, 2015 reported referred to rules
May 22, 2015 print number 676c
amend and recommit to ways and means
May 12, 2015 reported referred to ways and means
Mar 24, 2015 print number 676b
amend and recommit to health
Feb 19, 2015 print number 676a
amend and recommit to health
Jan 07, 2015 referred to health

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A676 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3346B
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §280-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9264A, S7025A

A676 - Summary

Relates to establishing a pharmacy benefit manager contract appeals process.

A676 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   676

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL,  SIMANOWITZ,  BRINDISI,  SKOUFIS,
  CYMBROWITZ, McDONALD -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. RAIA, WALTER --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  pharmacy  benefit
  managers

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
280-a to read as follows:
  S  280-A.  PHARMACY  BENEFIT MANAGERS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "PHARMACY BENEFIT  MANAGER"  MEANS  AN  ENTITY  THAT  ENTERS  INTO
CONTRACTS  WITH  PHARMACIES  ON  BEHALF  OF A HEALTH PLAN, STATE AGENCY,
INSURER, MANAGED CARE  ORGANIZATION,  OR  OTHER  THIRD  PARTY  PAYOR  TO
PROVIDE PHARMACY HEALTH BENEFIT SERVICES OR ADMINISTRATION.
  (B)  "MAXIMUM  ALLOWABLE  COST  PRICE"  MEANS  A MAXIMUM REIMBURSEMENT
AMOUNT SET BY THE PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER  FOR  THERAPEUTICALLY  EQUIV-
ALENT MULTIPLE SOURCE GENERIC DRUGS.
  2.  ALL  CONTRACTS BETWEEN A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER AND A CONTRACTED
PHARMACY SHALL INCLUDE A REASONABLE PROCESS TO APPEAL,  INVESTIGATE  AND
RESOLVE  DISPUTES  REGARDING  MULTI-SOURCE  GENERIC  DRUG  PRICING.  THE
APPEALS PROCESS SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS:
  (A) THE RIGHT TO APPEAL SHALL BE LIMITED TO SIXTY DAYS  FOLLOWING  THE
INITIAL CLAIM SUBMITTED FOR PAYMENT;
  (B)  A  TELEPHONE  NUMBER THROUGH WHICH A NETWORK PHARMACY MAY CONTACT
THE PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER AND SPEAK WITH AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS RESPON-
SIBLE FOR PROCESSING APPEALS;
  (C) A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER SHALL RESPOND IN WRITING TO  THE  CHAL-
LENGE WITHIN SEVEN BUSINESS DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF THE CHALLENGE;
  (D) IF AN UPDATE TO THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE COST IS WARRANTED, THE PHAR-
MACY  BENEFIT  MANAGER  SHALL MAKE THE CHANGE RETROACTIVE TO THE DATE ON

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04032-01-5

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A676A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3346B
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §280-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9264A, S7025A

A676A - Summary

Relates to establishing a pharmacy benefit manager contract appeals process.

A676A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 676--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL,  SIMANOWITZ,  BRINDISI,  SKOUFIS,
  CYMBROWITZ, McDONALD -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. RAIA, WALTER --
  read once and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to pharmacy benefit
  managers

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
280-a to read as follows:
  S 280-A. PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "PHARMACY  BENEFIT  MANAGER"  MEANS AN ENTITY THAT CONTRACTS WITH
PHARMACIES OR PHARMACY CONTRACTING AGENTS ON BEHALF OF  A  HEALTH  PLAN,
STATE  AGENCY,  INSURER, MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER THIRD PARTY
PAYOR TO PROVIDE PHARMACY HEALTH BENEFIT SERVICES OR ADMINISTRATION.
  (B) "MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE  COST  PRICE"  MEANS  A  MAXIMUM  REIMBURSEMENT
AMOUNT  SET  BY  THE PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER FOR THERAPEUTICALLY EQUIV-
ALENT MULTIPLE SOURCE GENERIC DRUGS.
  2. A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER SHALL, WITH RESPECT TO CONTRACTS BETWEEN
A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER AND A PHARMACY OR, ALTERNATIVELY, A  PHARMACY
BENEFIT  MANAGER  AND A PHARMACY'S CONTRACTING AGENT, SUCH AS A PHARMACY
SERVICES ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION, INCLUDE A  REASONABLE  PROCESS  TO
APPEAL,  INVESTIGATE AND RESOLVE DISPUTES REGARDING MULTI-SOURCE GENERIC
DRUG  PRICING.  THE  APPEALS  PROCESS  SHALL   INCLUDE   THE   FOLLOWING
PROVISIONS:
  (A)  THE  RIGHT  TO  APPEAL  BY  THE  PHARMACY  AND/OR  THE PHARMACY'S
CONTRACTING AGENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO THIRTY DAYS FOLLOWING THE  INITIAL
CLAIM SUBMITTED FOR PAYMENT;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04032-03-5

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

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A676B - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3346B
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §280-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9264A, S7025A

A676B - Summary

Relates to establishing a pharmacy benefit manager contract appeals process.

A676B - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 676--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL,  SIMANOWITZ,  BRINDISI,  SKOUFIS,
  CYMBROWITZ,  McDONALD,  LUPARDO,  CUSICK,  JAFFEE,  PAULIN,  DINOWITZ,
  QUART,  BROOK-KRASNY,  WEPRIN,  TITONE, DAVILA, RUSSELL, CROUCH, GOTT-
  FRIED, BENEDETTO, FAHY, TENNEY, ABINANTI -- Multi-Sponsored by  --  M.
  of  A.  CLARK,  CURRAN,  FITZPATRICK,  LUPINACCI, MONTESANO, RA, RAIA,
  WALTER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health -- commit-
  tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and  recom-
  mitted  to  said  committee -- again reported from said committee with
  amendments, ordered reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to pharmacy benefit
  managers

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
280-a to read as follows:
  S 280-A. PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "PHARMACY  BENEFIT  MANAGER"  MEANS AN ENTITY THAT CONTRACTS WITH
PHARMACIES OR PHARMACY CONTRACTING AGENTS ON BEHALF OF  A  HEALTH  PLAN,
STATE  AGENCY,  INSURER, MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER THIRD PARTY
PAYOR TO PROVIDE PHARMACY HEALTH BENEFIT SERVICES OR ADMINISTRATION.
  (B) "MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE  COST  PRICE"  MEANS  A  MAXIMUM  REIMBURSEMENT
AMOUNT  SET  BY  THE PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER FOR THERAPEUTICALLY EQUIV-
ALENT MULTIPLE SOURCE GENERIC DRUGS.
  2. A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER SHALL, WITH RESPECT TO CONTRACTS BETWEEN
A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER AND A PHARMACY OR, ALTERNATIVELY, A  PHARMACY
BENEFIT  MANAGER  AND A PHARMACY'S CONTRACTING AGENT, SUCH AS A PHARMACY
SERVICES ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION, INCLUDE A  REASONABLE  PROCESS  TO
APPEAL,  INVESTIGATE AND RESOLVE DISPUTES REGARDING MULTI-SOURCE GENERIC

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04032-05-5

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

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A676C - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3346B
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §280-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9264A, S7025A

A676C - Summary

Relates to establishing a pharmacy benefit manager contract appeals process.

A676C - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 676--C

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL,  SIMANOWITZ,  BRINDISI,  SKOUFIS,
  CYMBROWITZ,  McDONALD,  LUPARDO,  CUSICK,  JAFFEE,  PAULIN,  DINOWITZ,
  QUART,  BROOK-KRASNY,  WEPRIN,  TITONE, DAVILA, RUSSELL, CROUCH, GOTT-
  FRIED, BENEDETTO, FAHY, TENNEY,  ABINANTI,  WALTER,  LAVINE,  GUNTHER,
  McDONOUGH  --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M.  of A. CLARK, CURRAN, FITZPA-
  TRICK, HEVESI, LUPINACCI, MONTESANO,  PALMESANO,  RA,  RAIA,  SCHIMEL,
  SIMON  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health -- commit-
  tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and  recom-
  mitted  to  said  committee -- again reported from said committee with
  amendments, ordered reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee  -- reported and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to pharmacy benefit
  managers

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
280-a to read as follows:
  S 280-A. PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "PHARMACY  BENEFIT  MANAGER"  MEANS AN ENTITY THAT CONTRACTS WITH
PHARMACIES OR PHARMACY CONTRACTING AGENTS ON BEHALF OF  A  HEALTH  PLAN,
STATE  AGENCY,  INSURER, MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER THIRD PARTY
PAYOR TO PROVIDE PHARMACY HEALTH BENEFIT SERVICES OR ADMINISTRATION.
  (B) "MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE  COST  PRICE"  MEANS  A  MAXIMUM  REIMBURSEMENT
AMOUNT  SET  BY  THE PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER FOR THERAPEUTICALLY EQUIV-
ALENT MULTIPLE SOURCE GENERIC DRUGS.
  2. A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER SHALL, WITH RESPECT TO CONTRACTS BETWEEN
A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER AND A PHARMACY OR, ALTERNATIVELY, A  PHARMACY
BENEFIT  MANAGER  AND A PHARMACY'S CONTRACTING AGENT, SUCH AS A PHARMACY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04032-09-5

assembly Bill A676B

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a pharmacy benefit manager contract appeals process

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status Via S3346 - Signed by Governor


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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 11, 2015 signed chap.540
Nov 30, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 10, 2015 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.50
substituted for a676c
Jun 10, 2015 substituted by s3346b
Jun 08, 2015 ordered to third reading rules cal.50
rules report cal.50
reported
Jun 03, 2015 reported referred to rules
May 22, 2015 print number 676c
amend and recommit to ways and means
May 12, 2015 reported referred to ways and means
Mar 24, 2015 print number 676b
amend and recommit to health
Feb 19, 2015 print number 676a
amend and recommit to health
Jan 07, 2015 referred to health

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

A676 - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §280-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9264A

A676 - Summary

Relates to establishing a pharmacy benefit manager contract appeals process.

A676 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   676

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL,  SIMANOWITZ,  BRINDISI,  SKOUFIS,
  CYMBROWITZ, McDONALD -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. RAIA, WALTER --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  pharmacy  benefit
  managers

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
280-a to read as follows:
  S  280-A.  PHARMACY  BENEFIT MANAGERS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "PHARMACY BENEFIT  MANAGER"  MEANS  AN  ENTITY  THAT  ENTERS  INTO
CONTRACTS  WITH  PHARMACIES  ON  BEHALF  OF A HEALTH PLAN, STATE AGENCY,
INSURER, MANAGED CARE  ORGANIZATION,  OR  OTHER  THIRD  PARTY  PAYOR  TO
PROVIDE PHARMACY HEALTH BENEFIT SERVICES OR ADMINISTRATION.
  (B)  "MAXIMUM  ALLOWABLE  COST  PRICE"  MEANS  A MAXIMUM REIMBURSEMENT
AMOUNT SET BY THE PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER  FOR  THERAPEUTICALLY  EQUIV-
ALENT MULTIPLE SOURCE GENERIC DRUGS.
  2.  ALL  CONTRACTS BETWEEN A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER AND A CONTRACTED
PHARMACY SHALL INCLUDE A REASONABLE PROCESS TO APPEAL,  INVESTIGATE  AND
RESOLVE  DISPUTES  REGARDING  MULTI-SOURCE  GENERIC  DRUG  PRICING.  THE
APPEALS PROCESS SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS:
  (A) THE RIGHT TO APPEAL SHALL BE LIMITED TO SIXTY DAYS  FOLLOWING  THE
INITIAL CLAIM SUBMITTED FOR PAYMENT;
  (B)  A  TELEPHONE  NUMBER THROUGH WHICH A NETWORK PHARMACY MAY CONTACT
THE PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER AND SPEAK WITH AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS RESPON-
SIBLE FOR PROCESSING APPEALS;
  (C) A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER SHALL RESPOND IN WRITING TO  THE  CHAL-
LENGE WITHIN SEVEN BUSINESS DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF THE CHALLENGE;
  (D) IF AN UPDATE TO THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE COST IS WARRANTED, THE PHAR-
MACY  BENEFIT  MANAGER  SHALL MAKE THE CHANGE RETROACTIVE TO THE DATE ON

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04032-01-5

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

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A676A - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §280-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9264A

A676A - Summary

Relates to establishing a pharmacy benefit manager contract appeals process.

A676A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 676--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL,  SIMANOWITZ,  BRINDISI,  SKOUFIS,
  CYMBROWITZ, McDONALD -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. RAIA, WALTER --
  read once and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to pharmacy benefit
  managers

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
280-a to read as follows:
  S 280-A. PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "PHARMACY  BENEFIT  MANAGER"  MEANS AN ENTITY THAT CONTRACTS WITH
PHARMACIES OR PHARMACY CONTRACTING AGENTS ON BEHALF OF  A  HEALTH  PLAN,
STATE  AGENCY,  INSURER, MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER THIRD PARTY
PAYOR TO PROVIDE PHARMACY HEALTH BENEFIT SERVICES OR ADMINISTRATION.
  (B) "MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE  COST  PRICE"  MEANS  A  MAXIMUM  REIMBURSEMENT
AMOUNT  SET  BY  THE PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER FOR THERAPEUTICALLY EQUIV-
ALENT MULTIPLE SOURCE GENERIC DRUGS.
  2. A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER SHALL, WITH RESPECT TO CONTRACTS BETWEEN
A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER AND A PHARMACY OR, ALTERNATIVELY, A  PHARMACY
BENEFIT  MANAGER  AND A PHARMACY'S CONTRACTING AGENT, SUCH AS A PHARMACY
SERVICES ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION, INCLUDE A  REASONABLE  PROCESS  TO
APPEAL,  INVESTIGATE AND RESOLVE DISPUTES REGARDING MULTI-SOURCE GENERIC
DRUG  PRICING.  THE  APPEALS  PROCESS  SHALL   INCLUDE   THE   FOLLOWING
PROVISIONS:
  (A)  THE  RIGHT  TO  APPEAL  BY  THE  PHARMACY  AND/OR  THE PHARMACY'S
CONTRACTING AGENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO THIRTY DAYS FOLLOWING THE  INITIAL
CLAIM SUBMITTED FOR PAYMENT;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04032-03-5

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

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A676B - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §280-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9264A

A676B - Summary

Relates to establishing a pharmacy benefit manager contract appeals process.

A676B - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 676--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL,  SIMANOWITZ,  BRINDISI,  SKOUFIS,
  CYMBROWITZ,  McDONALD,  LUPARDO,  CUSICK,  JAFFEE,  PAULIN,  DINOWITZ,
  QUART,  BROOK-KRASNY,  WEPRIN,  TITONE, DAVILA, RUSSELL, CROUCH, GOTT-
  FRIED, BENEDETTO, FAHY, TENNEY, ABINANTI -- Multi-Sponsored by  --  M.
  of  A.  CLARK,  CURRAN,  FITZPATRICK,  LUPINACCI, MONTESANO, RA, RAIA,
  WALTER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health -- commit-
  tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and  recom-
  mitted  to  said  committee -- again reported from said committee with
  amendments, ordered reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to pharmacy benefit
  managers

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
280-a to read as follows:
  S 280-A. PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "PHARMACY  BENEFIT  MANAGER"  MEANS AN ENTITY THAT CONTRACTS WITH
PHARMACIES OR PHARMACY CONTRACTING AGENTS ON BEHALF OF  A  HEALTH  PLAN,
STATE  AGENCY,  INSURER, MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER THIRD PARTY
PAYOR TO PROVIDE PHARMACY HEALTH BENEFIT SERVICES OR ADMINISTRATION.
  (B) "MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE  COST  PRICE"  MEANS  A  MAXIMUM  REIMBURSEMENT
AMOUNT  SET  BY  THE PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER FOR THERAPEUTICALLY EQUIV-
ALENT MULTIPLE SOURCE GENERIC DRUGS.
  2. A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER SHALL, WITH RESPECT TO CONTRACTS BETWEEN
A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER AND A PHARMACY OR, ALTERNATIVELY, A  PHARMACY
BENEFIT  MANAGER  AND A PHARMACY'S CONTRACTING AGENT, SUCH AS A PHARMACY
SERVICES ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION, INCLUDE A  REASONABLE  PROCESS  TO
APPEAL,  INVESTIGATE AND RESOLVE DISPUTES REGARDING MULTI-SOURCE GENERIC

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04032-05-5

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

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A676C - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §280-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9264A

A676C - Summary

Relates to establishing a pharmacy benefit manager contract appeals process.

A676C - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 676--C

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL,  SIMANOWITZ,  BRINDISI,  SKOUFIS,
  CYMBROWITZ,  McDONALD,  LUPARDO,  CUSICK,  JAFFEE,  PAULIN,  DINOWITZ,
  QUART,  BROOK-KRASNY,  WEPRIN,  TITONE, DAVILA, RUSSELL, CROUCH, GOTT-
  FRIED, BENEDETTO, FAHY, TENNEY,  ABINANTI,  WALTER,  LAVINE,  GUNTHER,
  McDONOUGH  --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M.  of A. CLARK, CURRAN, FITZPA-
  TRICK, HEVESI, LUPINACCI, MONTESANO,  PALMESANO,  RA,  RAIA,  SCHIMEL,
  SIMON  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health -- commit-
  tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and  recom-
  mitted  to  said  committee -- again reported from said committee with
  amendments, ordered reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee  -- reported and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to pharmacy benefit
  managers

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
280-a to read as follows:
  S 280-A. PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "PHARMACY  BENEFIT  MANAGER"  MEANS AN ENTITY THAT CONTRACTS WITH
PHARMACIES OR PHARMACY CONTRACTING AGENTS ON BEHALF OF  A  HEALTH  PLAN,
STATE  AGENCY,  INSURER, MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER THIRD PARTY
PAYOR TO PROVIDE PHARMACY HEALTH BENEFIT SERVICES OR ADMINISTRATION.
  (B) "MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE  COST  PRICE"  MEANS  A  MAXIMUM  REIMBURSEMENT
AMOUNT  SET  BY  THE PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER FOR THERAPEUTICALLY EQUIV-
ALENT MULTIPLE SOURCE GENERIC DRUGS.
  2. A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER SHALL, WITH RESPECT TO CONTRACTS BETWEEN
A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER AND A PHARMACY OR, ALTERNATIVELY, A  PHARMACY
BENEFIT  MANAGER  AND A PHARMACY'S CONTRACTING AGENT, SUCH AS A PHARMACY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04032-09-5

assembly Bill A676A

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a pharmacy benefit manager contract appeals process

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status Via S3346 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
You must fill out the form below in order to support or oppose this bill. X

Actions

view actions (19)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 11, 2015 signed chap.540
Nov 30, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 10, 2015 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.50
substituted for a676c
Jun 10, 2015 substituted by s3346b
Jun 08, 2015 ordered to third reading rules cal.50
rules report cal.50
reported
Jun 03, 2015 reported referred to rules
May 22, 2015 print number 676c
amend and recommit to ways and means
May 12, 2015 reported referred to ways and means
Mar 24, 2015 print number 676b
amend and recommit to health
Feb 19, 2015 print number 676a
amend and recommit to health
Jan 07, 2015 referred to health

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A676 - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §280-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9264A

A676 - Summary

Relates to establishing a pharmacy benefit manager contract appeals process.

A676 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   676

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL,  SIMANOWITZ,  BRINDISI,  SKOUFIS,
  CYMBROWITZ, McDONALD -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. RAIA, WALTER --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  pharmacy  benefit
  managers

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
280-a to read as follows:
  S  280-A.  PHARMACY  BENEFIT MANAGERS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "PHARMACY BENEFIT  MANAGER"  MEANS  AN  ENTITY  THAT  ENTERS  INTO
CONTRACTS  WITH  PHARMACIES  ON  BEHALF  OF A HEALTH PLAN, STATE AGENCY,
INSURER, MANAGED CARE  ORGANIZATION,  OR  OTHER  THIRD  PARTY  PAYOR  TO
PROVIDE PHARMACY HEALTH BENEFIT SERVICES OR ADMINISTRATION.
  (B)  "MAXIMUM  ALLOWABLE  COST  PRICE"  MEANS  A MAXIMUM REIMBURSEMENT
AMOUNT SET BY THE PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER  FOR  THERAPEUTICALLY  EQUIV-
ALENT MULTIPLE SOURCE GENERIC DRUGS.
  2.  ALL  CONTRACTS BETWEEN A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER AND A CONTRACTED
PHARMACY SHALL INCLUDE A REASONABLE PROCESS TO APPEAL,  INVESTIGATE  AND
RESOLVE  DISPUTES  REGARDING  MULTI-SOURCE  GENERIC  DRUG  PRICING.  THE
APPEALS PROCESS SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS:
  (A) THE RIGHT TO APPEAL SHALL BE LIMITED TO SIXTY DAYS  FOLLOWING  THE
INITIAL CLAIM SUBMITTED FOR PAYMENT;
  (B)  A  TELEPHONE  NUMBER THROUGH WHICH A NETWORK PHARMACY MAY CONTACT
THE PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER AND SPEAK WITH AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS RESPON-
SIBLE FOR PROCESSING APPEALS;
  (C) A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER SHALL RESPOND IN WRITING TO  THE  CHAL-
LENGE WITHIN SEVEN BUSINESS DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF THE CHALLENGE;
  (D) IF AN UPDATE TO THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE COST IS WARRANTED, THE PHAR-
MACY  BENEFIT  MANAGER  SHALL MAKE THE CHANGE RETROACTIVE TO THE DATE ON

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04032-01-5

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A676A - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §280-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9264A

A676A - Summary

Relates to establishing a pharmacy benefit manager contract appeals process.

A676A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 676--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL,  SIMANOWITZ,  BRINDISI,  SKOUFIS,
  CYMBROWITZ, McDONALD -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. RAIA, WALTER --
  read once and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to pharmacy benefit
  managers

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
280-a to read as follows:
  S 280-A. PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "PHARMACY  BENEFIT  MANAGER"  MEANS AN ENTITY THAT CONTRACTS WITH
PHARMACIES OR PHARMACY CONTRACTING AGENTS ON BEHALF OF  A  HEALTH  PLAN,
STATE  AGENCY,  INSURER, MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER THIRD PARTY
PAYOR TO PROVIDE PHARMACY HEALTH BENEFIT SERVICES OR ADMINISTRATION.
  (B) "MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE  COST  PRICE"  MEANS  A  MAXIMUM  REIMBURSEMENT
AMOUNT  SET  BY  THE PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER FOR THERAPEUTICALLY EQUIV-
ALENT MULTIPLE SOURCE GENERIC DRUGS.
  2. A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER SHALL, WITH RESPECT TO CONTRACTS BETWEEN
A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER AND A PHARMACY OR, ALTERNATIVELY, A  PHARMACY
BENEFIT  MANAGER  AND A PHARMACY'S CONTRACTING AGENT, SUCH AS A PHARMACY
SERVICES ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION, INCLUDE A  REASONABLE  PROCESS  TO
APPEAL,  INVESTIGATE AND RESOLVE DISPUTES REGARDING MULTI-SOURCE GENERIC
DRUG  PRICING.  THE  APPEALS  PROCESS  SHALL   INCLUDE   THE   FOLLOWING
PROVISIONS:
  (A)  THE  RIGHT  TO  APPEAL  BY  THE  PHARMACY  AND/OR  THE PHARMACY'S
CONTRACTING AGENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO THIRTY DAYS FOLLOWING THE  INITIAL
CLAIM SUBMITTED FOR PAYMENT;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04032-03-5

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A676B - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §280-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9264A

A676B - Summary

Relates to establishing a pharmacy benefit manager contract appeals process.

A676B - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 676--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL,  SIMANOWITZ,  BRINDISI,  SKOUFIS,
  CYMBROWITZ,  McDONALD,  LUPARDO,  CUSICK,  JAFFEE,  PAULIN,  DINOWITZ,
  QUART,  BROOK-KRASNY,  WEPRIN,  TITONE, DAVILA, RUSSELL, CROUCH, GOTT-
  FRIED, BENEDETTO, FAHY, TENNEY, ABINANTI -- Multi-Sponsored by  --  M.
  of  A.  CLARK,  CURRAN,  FITZPATRICK,  LUPINACCI, MONTESANO, RA, RAIA,
  WALTER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health -- commit-
  tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and  recom-
  mitted  to  said  committee -- again reported from said committee with
  amendments, ordered reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to pharmacy benefit
  managers

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
280-a to read as follows:
  S 280-A. PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "PHARMACY  BENEFIT  MANAGER"  MEANS AN ENTITY THAT CONTRACTS WITH
PHARMACIES OR PHARMACY CONTRACTING AGENTS ON BEHALF OF  A  HEALTH  PLAN,
STATE  AGENCY,  INSURER, MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER THIRD PARTY
PAYOR TO PROVIDE PHARMACY HEALTH BENEFIT SERVICES OR ADMINISTRATION.
  (B) "MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE  COST  PRICE"  MEANS  A  MAXIMUM  REIMBURSEMENT
AMOUNT  SET  BY  THE PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER FOR THERAPEUTICALLY EQUIV-
ALENT MULTIPLE SOURCE GENERIC DRUGS.
  2. A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER SHALL, WITH RESPECT TO CONTRACTS BETWEEN
A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER AND A PHARMACY OR, ALTERNATIVELY, A  PHARMACY
BENEFIT  MANAGER  AND A PHARMACY'S CONTRACTING AGENT, SUCH AS A PHARMACY
SERVICES ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION, INCLUDE A  REASONABLE  PROCESS  TO
APPEAL,  INVESTIGATE AND RESOLVE DISPUTES REGARDING MULTI-SOURCE GENERIC

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04032-05-5

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A676C - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §280-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9264A

A676C - Summary

Relates to establishing a pharmacy benefit manager contract appeals process.

A676C - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 676--C

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL,  SIMANOWITZ,  BRINDISI,  SKOUFIS,
  CYMBROWITZ,  McDONALD,  LUPARDO,  CUSICK,  JAFFEE,  PAULIN,  DINOWITZ,
  QUART,  BROOK-KRASNY,  WEPRIN,  TITONE, DAVILA, RUSSELL, CROUCH, GOTT-
  FRIED, BENEDETTO, FAHY, TENNEY,  ABINANTI,  WALTER,  LAVINE,  GUNTHER,
  McDONOUGH  --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M.  of A. CLARK, CURRAN, FITZPA-
  TRICK, HEVESI, LUPINACCI, MONTESANO,  PALMESANO,  RA,  RAIA,  SCHIMEL,
  SIMON  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health -- commit-
  tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and  recom-
  mitted  to  said  committee -- again reported from said committee with
  amendments, ordered reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee  -- reported and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to pharmacy benefit
  managers

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
280-a to read as follows:
  S 280-A. PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "PHARMACY  BENEFIT  MANAGER"  MEANS AN ENTITY THAT CONTRACTS WITH
PHARMACIES OR PHARMACY CONTRACTING AGENTS ON BEHALF OF  A  HEALTH  PLAN,
STATE  AGENCY,  INSURER, MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER THIRD PARTY
PAYOR TO PROVIDE PHARMACY HEALTH BENEFIT SERVICES OR ADMINISTRATION.
  (B) "MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE  COST  PRICE"  MEANS  A  MAXIMUM  REIMBURSEMENT
AMOUNT  SET  BY  THE PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER FOR THERAPEUTICALLY EQUIV-
ALENT MULTIPLE SOURCE GENERIC DRUGS.
  2. A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER SHALL, WITH RESPECT TO CONTRACTS BETWEEN
A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER AND A PHARMACY OR, ALTERNATIVELY, A  PHARMACY
BENEFIT  MANAGER  AND A PHARMACY'S CONTRACTING AGENT, SUCH AS A PHARMACY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04032-09-5

assembly Bill A676

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a pharmacy benefit manager contract appeals process

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via S3346 - Signed by Governor


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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 11, 2015 signed chap.540
Nov 30, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 10, 2015 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.50
substituted for a676c
Jun 10, 2015 substituted by s3346b
Jun 08, 2015 ordered to third reading rules cal.50
rules report cal.50
reported
Jun 03, 2015 reported referred to rules
May 22, 2015 print number 676c
amend and recommit to ways and means
May 12, 2015 reported referred to ways and means
Mar 24, 2015 print number 676b
amend and recommit to health
Feb 19, 2015 print number 676a
amend and recommit to health
Jan 07, 2015 referred to health

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A676 - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §280-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9264A

A676 - Summary

Relates to establishing a pharmacy benefit manager contract appeals process.

A676 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   676

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL,  SIMANOWITZ,  BRINDISI,  SKOUFIS,
  CYMBROWITZ, McDONALD -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. RAIA, WALTER --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  pharmacy  benefit
  managers

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
280-a to read as follows:
  S  280-A.  PHARMACY  BENEFIT MANAGERS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "PHARMACY BENEFIT  MANAGER"  MEANS  AN  ENTITY  THAT  ENTERS  INTO
CONTRACTS  WITH  PHARMACIES  ON  BEHALF  OF A HEALTH PLAN, STATE AGENCY,
INSURER, MANAGED CARE  ORGANIZATION,  OR  OTHER  THIRD  PARTY  PAYOR  TO
PROVIDE PHARMACY HEALTH BENEFIT SERVICES OR ADMINISTRATION.
  (B)  "MAXIMUM  ALLOWABLE  COST  PRICE"  MEANS  A MAXIMUM REIMBURSEMENT
AMOUNT SET BY THE PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER  FOR  THERAPEUTICALLY  EQUIV-
ALENT MULTIPLE SOURCE GENERIC DRUGS.
  2.  ALL  CONTRACTS BETWEEN A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER AND A CONTRACTED
PHARMACY SHALL INCLUDE A REASONABLE PROCESS TO APPEAL,  INVESTIGATE  AND
RESOLVE  DISPUTES  REGARDING  MULTI-SOURCE  GENERIC  DRUG  PRICING.  THE
APPEALS PROCESS SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS:
  (A) THE RIGHT TO APPEAL SHALL BE LIMITED TO SIXTY DAYS  FOLLOWING  THE
INITIAL CLAIM SUBMITTED FOR PAYMENT;
  (B)  A  TELEPHONE  NUMBER THROUGH WHICH A NETWORK PHARMACY MAY CONTACT
THE PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER AND SPEAK WITH AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS RESPON-
SIBLE FOR PROCESSING APPEALS;
  (C) A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER SHALL RESPOND IN WRITING TO  THE  CHAL-
LENGE WITHIN SEVEN BUSINESS DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF THE CHALLENGE;
  (D) IF AN UPDATE TO THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE COST IS WARRANTED, THE PHAR-
MACY  BENEFIT  MANAGER  SHALL MAKE THE CHANGE RETROACTIVE TO THE DATE ON

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04032-01-5

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A676A - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §280-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9264A

A676A - Summary

Relates to establishing a pharmacy benefit manager contract appeals process.

A676A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 676--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL,  SIMANOWITZ,  BRINDISI,  SKOUFIS,
  CYMBROWITZ, McDONALD -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. RAIA, WALTER --
  read once and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to pharmacy benefit
  managers

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
280-a to read as follows:
  S 280-A. PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "PHARMACY  BENEFIT  MANAGER"  MEANS AN ENTITY THAT CONTRACTS WITH
PHARMACIES OR PHARMACY CONTRACTING AGENTS ON BEHALF OF  A  HEALTH  PLAN,
STATE  AGENCY,  INSURER, MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER THIRD PARTY
PAYOR TO PROVIDE PHARMACY HEALTH BENEFIT SERVICES OR ADMINISTRATION.
  (B) "MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE  COST  PRICE"  MEANS  A  MAXIMUM  REIMBURSEMENT
AMOUNT  SET  BY  THE PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER FOR THERAPEUTICALLY EQUIV-
ALENT MULTIPLE SOURCE GENERIC DRUGS.
  2. A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER SHALL, WITH RESPECT TO CONTRACTS BETWEEN
A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER AND A PHARMACY OR, ALTERNATIVELY, A  PHARMACY
BENEFIT  MANAGER  AND A PHARMACY'S CONTRACTING AGENT, SUCH AS A PHARMACY
SERVICES ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION, INCLUDE A  REASONABLE  PROCESS  TO
APPEAL,  INVESTIGATE AND RESOLVE DISPUTES REGARDING MULTI-SOURCE GENERIC
DRUG  PRICING.  THE  APPEALS  PROCESS  SHALL   INCLUDE   THE   FOLLOWING
PROVISIONS:
  (A)  THE  RIGHT  TO  APPEAL  BY  THE  PHARMACY  AND/OR  THE PHARMACY'S
CONTRACTING AGENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO THIRTY DAYS FOLLOWING THE  INITIAL
CLAIM SUBMITTED FOR PAYMENT;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04032-03-5

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A676B - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §280-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9264A

A676B - Summary

Relates to establishing a pharmacy benefit manager contract appeals process.

A676B - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 676--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL,  SIMANOWITZ,  BRINDISI,  SKOUFIS,
  CYMBROWITZ,  McDONALD,  LUPARDO,  CUSICK,  JAFFEE,  PAULIN,  DINOWITZ,
  QUART,  BROOK-KRASNY,  WEPRIN,  TITONE, DAVILA, RUSSELL, CROUCH, GOTT-
  FRIED, BENEDETTO, FAHY, TENNEY, ABINANTI -- Multi-Sponsored by  --  M.
  of  A.  CLARK,  CURRAN,  FITZPATRICK,  LUPINACCI, MONTESANO, RA, RAIA,
  WALTER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health -- commit-
  tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and  recom-
  mitted  to  said  committee -- again reported from said committee with
  amendments, ordered reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to pharmacy benefit
  managers

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
280-a to read as follows:
  S 280-A. PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "PHARMACY  BENEFIT  MANAGER"  MEANS AN ENTITY THAT CONTRACTS WITH
PHARMACIES OR PHARMACY CONTRACTING AGENTS ON BEHALF OF  A  HEALTH  PLAN,
STATE  AGENCY,  INSURER, MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER THIRD PARTY
PAYOR TO PROVIDE PHARMACY HEALTH BENEFIT SERVICES OR ADMINISTRATION.
  (B) "MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE  COST  PRICE"  MEANS  A  MAXIMUM  REIMBURSEMENT
AMOUNT  SET  BY  THE PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER FOR THERAPEUTICALLY EQUIV-
ALENT MULTIPLE SOURCE GENERIC DRUGS.
  2. A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER SHALL, WITH RESPECT TO CONTRACTS BETWEEN
A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER AND A PHARMACY OR, ALTERNATIVELY, A  PHARMACY
BENEFIT  MANAGER  AND A PHARMACY'S CONTRACTING AGENT, SUCH AS A PHARMACY
SERVICES ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION, INCLUDE A  REASONABLE  PROCESS  TO
APPEAL,  INVESTIGATE AND RESOLVE DISPUTES REGARDING MULTI-SOURCE GENERIC

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04032-05-5

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A676C - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §280-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9264A

A676C - Summary

Relates to establishing a pharmacy benefit manager contract appeals process.

A676C - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 676--C

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL,  SIMANOWITZ,  BRINDISI,  SKOUFIS,
  CYMBROWITZ,  McDONALD,  LUPARDO,  CUSICK,  JAFFEE,  PAULIN,  DINOWITZ,
  QUART,  BROOK-KRASNY,  WEPRIN,  TITONE, DAVILA, RUSSELL, CROUCH, GOTT-
  FRIED, BENEDETTO, FAHY, TENNEY,  ABINANTI,  WALTER,  LAVINE,  GUNTHER,
  McDONOUGH  --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M.  of A. CLARK, CURRAN, FITZPA-
  TRICK, HEVESI, LUPINACCI, MONTESANO,  PALMESANO,  RA,  RAIA,  SCHIMEL,
  SIMON  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health -- commit-
  tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and  recom-
  mitted  to  said  committee -- again reported from said committee with
  amendments, ordered reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee  -- reported and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to pharmacy benefit
  managers

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
280-a to read as follows:
  S 280-A. PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "PHARMACY  BENEFIT  MANAGER"  MEANS AN ENTITY THAT CONTRACTS WITH
PHARMACIES OR PHARMACY CONTRACTING AGENTS ON BEHALF OF  A  HEALTH  PLAN,
STATE  AGENCY,  INSURER, MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER THIRD PARTY
PAYOR TO PROVIDE PHARMACY HEALTH BENEFIT SERVICES OR ADMINISTRATION.
  (B) "MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE  COST  PRICE"  MEANS  A  MAXIMUM  REIMBURSEMENT
AMOUNT  SET  BY  THE PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER FOR THERAPEUTICALLY EQUIV-
ALENT MULTIPLE SOURCE GENERIC DRUGS.
  2. A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER SHALL, WITH RESPECT TO CONTRACTS BETWEEN
A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER AND A PHARMACY OR, ALTERNATIVELY, A  PHARMACY
BENEFIT  MANAGER  AND A PHARMACY'S CONTRACTING AGENT, SUCH AS A PHARMACY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04032-09-5

assembly Bill A723

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides that in N.Y. city, the rent following the dissolution date shall be the last rent authorized for the affected dwelling

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Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - On Floor Calendar


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 14, 2016 advanced to third reading cal.498
Apr 12, 2016 reported
Jan 06, 2016 referred to housing
Jun 08, 2015 ordered to third reading rules cal.51
rules report cal.51
reported
Jun 03, 2015 reported referred to rules
Jan 07, 2015 referred to housing

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A723 - Details

Law Section:
Private Housing Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §35-a, Priv Hous Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A1128
2011-2012: A1926
2009-2010: A9854

A723 - Summary

Provides that in cities with a population of one million or more, the rent following the dissolution date of Mitchell-Lama developments shall be the last rent authorized for the affected dwelling.

A723 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   723

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. ROSENTHAL, BENEDETTO, ROBINSON, COOK, WRIGHT,
  CAMARA, MARKEY, TITONE, DINOWITZ, KAVANAGH, TITUS, CYMBROWITZ, COLTON,
  BROOK-KRASNY, MOSLEY --  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.  BRENNAN,
  FARRELL, GLICK, GOTTFRIED, HEASTIE, HEVESI, PERRY, RIVERA -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Housing

AN  ACT to amend the private housing finance law, in relation to limited
  profit housing companies in a city with a population of one million or
  more

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. The private housing finance law is amended by adding a new
section 35-a to read as follows:
  S 35-A. RENT FOLLOWING DISSOLUTION. 1. AS USED IN  THIS  SECTION,  THE
FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "AFFECTED DEVELOPMENT" SHALL MEAN HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS THAT (I)
PRIOR TO THE DISSOLUTION DATE WERE  OPERATED  AS  A  RENTAL  DEVELOPMENT
PURSUANT  TO  THIS  ARTICLE; AND (II) FOLLOWING THE DISSOLUTION DATE ARE
SUBJECT TO THE RENT STABILIZATION LAW OF NINETEEN HUNDRED SIXTY-NINE  OR
THE EMERGENCY TENANT PROTECTION ACT OF NINETEEN SEVENTY-FOUR.
  (B)  "AFFECTED DWELLING UNIT" SHALL MEAN A HOUSING UNIT IN AN AFFECTED
DEVELOPMENT.
  (C) "AFFECTED HOUSING COMPANY" SHALL  MEAN  A  LIMITED-PROFIT  HOUSING
COMPANY WITH AN AFFECTED DEVELOPMENT.
  (D) "DISSOLUTION DATE" SHALL MEAN, WITH RESPECT TO ANY AFFECTED DEVEL-
OPMENT,  THE DATE OF DISSOLUTION OR RECONSTITUTION OF THE AFFECTED HOUS-
ING  COMPANY  WITH  SUCH  AFFECTED  DEVELOPMENT  PURSUANT   TO   SECTION
THIRTY-FIVE OF THIS ARTICLE.
  2.  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE  PROVISIONS  OF ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL OR LOCAL
LAW:  (A) THE INITIAL LEGAL REGULATED RENT  FOR  ANY  AFFECTED  DWELLING
UNIT ON AND AFTER THE DISSOLUTION DATE SHALL BE THE LAST RENT AUTHORIZED
FOR  THE  AFFECTED  DWELLING UNIT BEFORE THE DISSOLUTION DATE, INCLUDING

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04097-01-5

assembly Bill A743

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes the community chemical dependence services expansion program

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Feb 12, 2016 print number 743a
amend and recommit to alcoholism and drug abuse
Jan 06, 2016 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
Jan 07, 2015 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A743 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §22.13, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8488, A8591

A743 - Summary

Establishes the community chemical dependence services expansion program; provides funding for local governmental units for the provision of new and expanded chemical dependency services.

A743 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   743

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  CYMBROWITZ, BROOK-KRASNY, MONTESANO, CUSICK,
  ORTIZ -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  SCHIMEL  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

AN  ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing the
  community chemical dependence services expansion program and providing
  for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section
22.13 to read as follows:
S 22.13 COMMUNITY CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY SERVICES EXPANSION PROGRAM.
  (A) COMMUNITY CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE SERVICES EXPANSION  FUNDS  SHALL  BE
ANNUALLY  ALLOCATED  BY THE COMMISSIONER BASED UPON THE FOLLOWING CRITE-
RIA:
  1. THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE USE OF FUNDING  WITHIN  THE
LOCAL  GOVERNMENTAL  UNIT  FOR  THE DELIVERY OF SERVICES TO PERSONS WITH
SERIOUS CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY IN ORDER TO ASSURE THAT RESOURCES  ARE  MADE
AVAILABLE TO PERSONS IN THE COMMUNITY;
  2. PROVISIONS THAT GRANTEES OF SUCH FUNDS FOR THE PROVISION  OF CHEMI-
CAL  DEPENDENCE  DETOXIFICATION  SERVICES SHALL HAVE A MECHANISM TO LINK
ALL CLIENTS RECEIVING DETOXIFICATION SERVICES TO ONGOING  TREATMENT  FOR
CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY IMMEDIATELY UPON THE CONCLUSION OF THEIR DETOXIFICA-
TION; AND
  3.  OTHER  RELEVANT  FACTORS  THAT REQUIRE THE MAINTENANCE OF EXISTING
CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY SERVICES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW CHEMICAL DEPEND-
ENCY SERVICES.
  (B) AMOUNTS PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL ONLY  BE  USED  TO
FUND  CHEMICAL  DEPENDENCE  TREATMENT SERVICES, INCLUDING DETOXIFICATION
SERVICES, AND ASSOCIATED LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL UNIT ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
SUCH AS APPROVED NET OPERATING COST, FEE-FOR-SERVICE  REIMBURSEMENT,  OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05264-01-5

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A743A - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §22.13, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8488, A8591

A743A - Summary

Establishes the community chemical dependence services expansion program; provides funding for local governmental units for the provision of new and expanded chemical dependency services.

A743A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 743--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. CYMBROWITZ, MONTESANO, CUSICK, ORTIZ -- Multi-
  Sponsored by -- M. of A. SCHIMEL -- read  once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse -- recommitted to the Committee
  on  Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec.
  2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing the
  community chemical dependence services expansion program and providing
  for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section
22.13 to read as follows:
S 22.13 COMMUNITY CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY SERVICES EXPANSION PROGRAM.
  (A) COMMUNITY CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE SERVICES EXPANSION  FUNDS  SHALL  BE
ANNUALLY  ALLOCATED  BY THE COMMISSIONER BASED UPON THE FOLLOWING CRITE-
RIA:
  1. THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE USE OF FUNDING  WITHIN  THE
LOCAL  GOVERNMENTAL  UNIT  FOR  THE DELIVERY OF SERVICES TO PERSONS WITH
SERIOUS CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY IN ORDER TO ASSURE THAT RESOURCES  ARE  MADE
AVAILABLE TO PERSONS IN THE COMMUNITY;
  2. PROVISIONS THAT GRANTEES OF SUCH FUNDS FOR THE PROVISION  OF CHEMI-
CAL  DEPENDENCE  DETOXIFICATION  SERVICES SHALL HAVE A MECHANISM TO LINK
ALL CLIENTS RECEIVING DETOXIFICATION SERVICES TO ONGOING  TREATMENT  FOR
CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY IMMEDIATELY UPON THE CONCLUSION OF THEIR DETOXIFICA-
TION; AND
  3.  OTHER  RELEVANT  FACTORS  THAT REQUIRE THE MAINTENANCE OF EXISTING
CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY SERVICES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW CHEMICAL DEPEND-
ENCY SERVICES.
  (B) AMOUNTS PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL ONLY  BE  USED  TO
FUND  CHEMICAL  DEPENDENCE  TREATMENT SERVICES, INCLUDING DETOXIFICATION

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05264-03-6

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