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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 health budget for the 2017-2018 state fiscal year; relates to the early intervention program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families (Part A ); increases minimum state aid to cities with a population of one million or more for basic public health services (Part B); relates to changing the percentage of the poverty line to get various family health plus premiums (Part C); relates to prescription drug coverage for medically necessary drugs and provides for comprehensive medication management authorizing a physician and a qualified pharmacist to establish a comprehensive medication management program for patients (Part D); relates to restricting enrollment in medicaid managed long term care programs to individuals who require a nursing home level of care; to eliminate payments to nursing homes for bed hold days; to conform the social services law with regard to spousal contributions; and to hospice service care coverage under title XVIII of the federal social security act (Part E); relates to carving out transportation from the managed long term care benefits and to repeal subdivision 5 of section 365-h of the social services law relating to rural transit assistance (Part F); relates to extending the medicaid global cap and creating an avenue for contract staff and student assistants in the office of health insurance programs (Part G); relates to extending provisions relating to health care (Part H); relates to extending the expiration of various provisions of law providing reimbursements and payment plans for certain health care facilities (Part I); relates to pharmacy benefit managers (Part J); relates to capital support for transformational healthcare projects (Part K); establishes a health care regulation modernization team within the department of health to provide guidance to the governor for the fundamental restructuring of the laws, rules and regulations governing the licensure and oversight of health care facilities and home care so as to increase quality, reduce costs and improve health outcomes (Part L); enacts the "emerging contaminant monitoring act" to provide that every covered public water system shall test drinking water for the presence of emerging contaminants at least once every three years; defines terms; authorizes the commissioner of health to promulgate necessary rules and regulations and to add any physical, chemical, microbiological or radiological substance to the list of emerging contaminants; makes related provisions (Part M); relates to the creation of the "residential well testing act" which shall establish standards for the testing of new or existing individual onsite water supply systems for characteristics and contaminants (Part N); relates to authorizing restorations to competency within correctional facility based residential settings (Part O); amends chapter 59 of the laws of 2011 amending the public health law and other laws relating to general hospital reimbursement for annual rates relating to the cap on local Medicaid expenditures, in relation to extending government rates for behavioral services and adding a value based payment requirement; amends chapter 111 of the laws of 2010 relating to increasing Medicaid payments to providers through managed care organizations and providing equivalent fees through an ambulatory patient group methodology, in relation to extending government rates for behavioral services and adding a value based payment requirement (Part P); forgoes the cost of living adjustment for designated human services programs during the 2017-2018 state fiscal year (Part Q).
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