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S07050 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                    IN SENATE
                                     March 18, 2016
        Introduced  by Sens. ESPAILLAT, KLEIN -- read twice and ordered printed,
          and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health -- commit-
          tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and  recom-
          mitted 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.
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