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A04308 Summary:

Amd Various Laws, generally
Amends the New York Health Care Reform Act of 1996 and 2000, extends time provisions related thereto; expands the child health insurance plan, extends distribution of pool allocations; amends chapter 703 of the laws of 1998 relating to expanded health care and catastrophic health care coverage; amends chapter 731 of 1993 relating to reimbursement, delivery and capital costs of ambulatory health care services and inpatient services; relates to elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage program; to the early intervention program and account; to the office of professional medical conduct; and to physician biennial licensing fees; extends the expanded syringe access demonstration program; requires body mass index screening for school children; enacts into law major components of legislation necessary to implement the health, mental health budget for the 2007-2008 state fiscal year; makes various provisions relating to medical reimbursement and welfare reform, rates for residential health care facilities; relates to medical assistance eligibility of certain persons and providing for managed medical care demonstration programs; relates to payments for medical assistance; relates to the method of payment for prescription drugs under medical assistance programs; relates to health care providers; add crimes relating to health care fraud; relates to encouraging comprehensive health services and health reform; and various other provisions; repeals certain provisions relating thereto; relates to mental health provider assessments; relates to establishment of programs promoting culturally and linguistically competent mental health; relates to creating the mental retardation and developmental disabilities service quality improvement demonstration program; relates to reviewing medicaid reimbursement for the provision of long term therapies and psychotherapy for certain licenses clinical social workers; establishes the empire state stem cell board and establishes the empire state stem cell trust fund.
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