A09647 Summary:

BILL NOA09647A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07050-A
 
SPONSORCrespo
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 206, Pub Health L
 
Requires regulations to notify vendors of WIC reimbursement discrepancies and the reason for such discrepancy; prohibits fees for rejected or bounced checks; relates to a method for collecting the difference between the total submitted for reimbursement and the authorized value of the WIC check.
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A09647 Actions:

BILL NOA09647A
 
03/24/2016referred to health
04/18/2016amend (t) and recommit to health
04/18/2016print number 9647a
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A09647 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9647A
 
SPONSOR: Crespo
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring regu- lations to establish a method of notification of WIC reimbursement discrepancies and the reason for such discrepancy and prohibits fees for rejected or bounced WIC checks   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Requires regulations to notify vendors of WIC reimbursement rejections and the reason for such rejection.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends the public health law by adding a new para- graph (v) to read as follows: (v) By rule and regulation, establish a method in which the department notifies vendors authorized to participate in the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC program), of a discrepancy in the presentment of a WIC check for the reimbursement submitted by the vendor and the reason for such discrepancy. (w) By rule and regulation establish a method whereby the vendor is 9 responsible only for the difference between the total submitted for reimbursement and the authorized value of the WIC check. Vendors shall not be responsible to pay a fee for rejected or bounced WIC checks.   JUSTIFICATION: This bill is necessary for insuring transparency with regard to WIC reimbursement rejections. Arbitrary rejections cost businesses time and resources. Requiring the DOH to give a reason for reimbursement rejection will only help make the process better for everyone involved.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A09647 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         9647--A
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     March 24, 2016
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. CRESPO -- 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  requiring  regu-
          lations  to  establish  a  method of notification of WIC reimbursement
          discrepancies and the reason for such discrepancy and  prohibits  fees
          for rejected or bounced WIC checks
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 206 of the public  health  law  is
     2  amended by adding two new paragraphs (v) and (w) to read as follows:
     3    (v) By rule and regulation, establish a method in which the department
     4  notifies  vendors  authorized to participate in the Special Supplemental
     5  Food Program for Women,  Infants,  and  Children  (WIC  program),  of  a
     6  discrepancy  in the presentment of a WIC check for reimbursement submit-
     7  ted by the vendor and the reason for such discrepancy.
     8    (w) By rule and regulation establish a method whereby  the  vendor  is
     9  responsible  only  for  the  difference  between the total submitted for
    10  reimbursement and the authorized value of the WIC check.  Vendors  shall
    11  not be responsible to pay a fee for rejected or bounced WIC checks.
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD14734-03-6
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