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A03007 Summary:

Amd Various Laws, generally
Enacts into law major components of legislation necessary to implement the state health and mental hygiene budget for the 2017-2018 state fiscal year; relates to insurance coverage for early intervention services (Part A); relates to requiring monthly premium payments for the essential plan (Part C); relates to prescription drug coverage for medically necessary drugs, to prescription drugs in medicaid managed care programs, and to the use of preferred drug program and clinical drug review program (Part D); relates to carving out transportation from the managed long term care benefits and adult day health care programs located at a licensed residential health care facility (Part F); relates to extending provisions relating to health care and pool distributions (Part H); relates to extending the effectiveness of various chapters relating to rates and reimbursements, the child health insurance plan, the cap on local Medicaid expenditures, payments for prescription drugs under Medicaid, nursing home upper limit payments and the statewide health information network of New York and the statewide planning and research cooperative system (Part I); relates to pharmacy benefit managers and reimbursement of prescription drugs provided through mail order pharmacies (Part J); relates to the establishment of a health care facility transformation program to strengthen and protect continued access to health care services in communities (Part K); enacts the emerging contaminant monitoring act (Part M); relates to the creation of the residential well testing act, which includes the testing of individual onsite water supply systems (Part N); extends government rates for behavioral services and adding a value based payment requirement (Part P); relates to malpractice and professional medical conduct including apportioning premium for certain policies and extending certain provisions concerning the hospital excess liability pool (Part R); directs the commissioner for the office for people with developmental disabilities to report on the housing needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and the implementation of the transformation panel's recommendations (Part S); relates to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, drug-related paraphernalia, the sale and possession of hypodermic syringes and needles and repeals a section of the penal law relating to criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument (Part T); relates to the Western New York Children's Psychiatric center (Part U); relates to school-based health centers and sponsoring organizations for managed care programs (Part V); requires certification of fiscal intermediary certification under the consumer directed personal assistance programs which provide services under contract to a local social services district, an HMO or an accountable care organization; relates to needs assessment and rate adequacy for Medicaid; relates to nursing home benchmark rate; relates to home care workforce recruitment and retention funding and wage parity (Part W); relates to requiring the commissioner of health to provide written notice thirty-days prior to implementing or adjusting a rate, premium, component of premium, add-on payment, quality pool, or other rate component related to a managed care provider (Part X); relates to the number of workers accruing overtime in state agencies and requires certain agencies to maintain all full time equivalent positions from the previous year (Part Y); relates to the transfer of inpatient services (Part Z); relates to establishing the enhanced safety net hospital program and to prohibiting the commissioner of health from reducing payment for general hospital emergency services visits (Part AA); extends certain provisions of law relating to insurance coverage for entertainment, seasonal and episodic workers (Part BB).
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