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A08641 Summary:

BILL NOA08641
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07356-A
 
SPONSORGottfried
 
COSPNSRSayegh
 
MLTSPNSR
 
 
Directs the commissioner of health and the commissioner of the office for people with developmental disabilities to conduct a study of the delivery of services to individuals with traumatic brain injury.
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A08641 Actions:

BILL NOA08641
 
01/10/2022referred to health
01/25/2022reported referred to ways and means
05/03/2022reported
05/05/2022advanced to third reading cal.616
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A08641 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8641
 
SPONSOR: Gottfried
  TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to directing the commissioner of health and the commissioner of the office for people with developmental disabilities to conduct a study of the delivery of services to individuals with traumat- ic brain injury   PURPOSE: This bill instructs the Department of Health and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities to conduct a study into the accessibil- ity, affordability, and delivery of services to individuals with trau- matic brain injury.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Legislative intent. Section 2: Directs the Commissioners of the Department of Health and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities to conduct a study on the delivery of services to individuals with traumatic brain injury. Section 3: Effective Date.   JUSTIFICATION: A traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from a sudden blow or jolt to the head and can present in individuals with a wide range of mild, moder- ate,or severe symptoms. Each traumatic brain injury case is unique and complex, often requiring supports and services to allow individuals to achieve the highest quality of life. This legislation will direct a study on the delivery of services to New Yorkers with traumatic brain injury. Specifically, the study will evaluate the availability and accessibility of quality services, emerging trends, regional dispari- ties, and the effectiveness of the administrative process for individ- uals with traumatic brain injury to receive official approvals or denials of services. FurtherMore, the commissioners of the Department of Health and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities should make suggestions to enhance New York State's response to traumatic brain injury.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL: Minimal cost to the Department of Health   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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A08641 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8641
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 10, 2022
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Health
 
        AN ACT in relation to directing  the  commissioner  of  health  and  the
          commissioner  of the office for people with developmental disabilities
          to conduct a study of the delivery of  services  to  individuals  with
          traumatic brain injury

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature recognizes that a trau-
     2  matic brain injury results from a sudden blow or jolt to  the  head  and
     3  can present in individuals with a wide range of mild, moderate or severe
     4  symptoms.  Each traumatic brain injury case is unique and complex, often
     5  requiring supports and services to  allow  individuals  to  achieve  the
     6  highest  quality  of  life.  This legislation will direct a study on the
     7  delivery of services to New Yorkers with traumatic brain injury. Specif-
     8  ically, the study will evaluate the availability  and  accessibility  of
     9  quality  services, emerging trends, regional disparities, and the effec-
    10  tiveness of the administrative process for  individuals  with  traumatic
    11  brain  injury  who  receive  official  approvals or denials of services.
    12  Furthermore, the commissioner of health  and  the  commissioner  of  the
    13  office   for   people   with   developmental  disabilities  should  make
    14  suggestions to enhance New York  state's  response  to  traumatic  brain
    15  injuries based on the findings of this study.
    16    §  2. a. The commissioner of health and the commissioner of the office
    17  for people with developmental disabilities shall conduct a study on  the
    18  delivery  of  services  provided to individuals diagnosed with traumatic
    19  brain injury. Such services to be studied   shall include,  but  not  be
    20  limited to acute and sub-acute rehabilitation, counseling and behavioral
    21  services,  home care services, independent living skills training, envi-
    22  ronmental modifications, housing  opportunities,  and  any  services  or
    23  programs  specific  to  traumatic brain injury or that serve individuals
    24  with traumatic brain injury.  In conducting the study, the commissioners
    25  shall consult with people with traumatic brain injury  and  their  fami-
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11893-07-2

        A. 8641                             2
 
     1  lies,  organizations  representing  such people, and providers of health
     2  care and other services to people with traumatic brain injury.
     3    b.  The  study  shall  examine  the  availability and accessibility of
     4  services for individuals diagnosed with traumatic brain injury, the cost
     5  of receiving such services, and any disparities that may  exist  in  the
     6  regional availability of services.
     7    c. The study shall identify emerging trends in traumatic brain injury,
     8  including  changes  in  incidences,  changes in the needs of individuals
     9  with traumatic brain injury, and assess the training  service  providers
    10  receive relating to traumatic brain injury.
    11    d. The study shall also examine the difference in services availabili-
    12  ty  and  outcomes  for  individuals that may be enrolled in any Medicaid
    13  waiver.
    14    e. The study shall examine the efficiency of the administrative  proc-
    15  esses  that  provide  individuals  with  traumatic brain injury official
    16  approvals or denials of service.
    17    f. The commissioner of health and the commissioner of the  office  for
    18  people  with  developmental  disabilities  shall make recommendations to
    19  improve the delivery, quality, accessibility, and cost of the full range
    20  of services available to individuals with traumatic brain injury.
    21    g. The commissioner of health and the commissioner of the  office  for
    22  people  with  developmental disabilities shall report and publish on the
    23  department of health's website, and transmit such  commissioners'  find-
    24  ings  and  recommendations to the governor, the speaker of the assembly,
    25  the minority leader of the assembly,  the  temporary  president  of  the
    26  senate  and the minority leader of the senate on or before one year from
    27  the date this act shall take effect.
    28    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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