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S08785 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                    IN SENATE
                                      July 15, 2020
        Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
        AN ACT to amend the public health law,in relation to reimbursing  health
          care  providers  at  the  same rate for telehealth visits as in-person
          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 2999-dd of the public health law,
     2  as amended by chapter 124 of the laws of 2020, is  amended  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    1.  Health  care  services  delivered  by means of telehealth shall be
     5  entitled to reimbursement on the same basis and to the same extent as if
     6  such services were  provided  in  person  under  section  three  hundred
     7  sixty-seven-u  of  the social services law; provided however, reimburse-
     8  ment for additional  modalities,  provider  categories  and  originating
     9  sites  specified  in accordance with section twenty-nine hundred ninety-
    10  nine-ee of this article, and audio-only telephone communication  defined
    11  in regulations promulgated pursuant to subdivision four of section twen-
    12  ty-nine hundred ninety-nine-cc of this article, shall be contingent upon
    13  federal financial participation.
    14    § 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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