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A00427 Summary:

BILL NOA00427
 
SAME ASSAME AS S00735
 
SPONSORRozic
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 2828, Pub Health L; add 367-w, Soc Serv L
 
Relates to the continuity of family planning services in the state; establishes a family planning program in the department of health to ensure the continuity of family planning services in the state; covers family planning providers who lost eligibility for federal funding under Title X of the Federal Public Health Service Act.
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A00427 Actions:

BILL NOA00427
 
01/06/2021referred to health
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A00427 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A427
 
SPONSOR: Rozic
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law and the social services law, in relation to the continuity of family planning services in the state   PURPOSE: To protect family planning services in the state through a Family Plan- ning Program in the Department of Health to ensure the continuity of services.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section I amends the public health law by adding new section 2827 which would establish a family planning program in the department of health to ensure the continuity of family planning services in the state. Section I defines "program" and "family planning providers." Section II amends the social services law by adding new section 367-w which provides that the department of health would ensure access and continuity of services by reimbursing for the services under the medical assistance program. Section III sets forth the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: This bill would establish a Family Planning Program in the Department of Health (DOH) to ensure the continuity of family planning services in New York State. Modeled after legislation recently enacted in Maryland, the bill would protect family planning services that have been threatened with funding cuts on the federal level. Through the establishment of a Family Planning Program, DOH would be required to ensure access to and the continuity of services provided by family planning providers that received funding under Title X of the Federal Public Health Services Act as of December 31, 2016. Funding used to support family planning services under the program would be in addition to any funding applied by DOH before December 31, 2016, to the maintenance of effort requirement for federal funding under Title X. DOH would ensure such access by reimbursing for the Medicaid services provided and establishing Medicaid requirements for family planning providers that are similar to requirements for other providers of the same services. Passing this bill would not only take the necessary steps to protect family planning services in the state, but would also elevate New York's longstanding history of safeguarding and advancing women's reproductive rights.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2020: A5686 (Rozic) - Health 2019: A5686 (Rozic) - Health 2018: A8294 (Rozic) - Health   FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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