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S05851 Summary:

Amd S365-a, Soc Serv L
Eliminates the 20 visits per year limit on medical assistance coverage for speech, physical and occupational therapies to persons with traumatic brain injury.
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S05851 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2011-2012 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      June 23, 2011
        Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
        AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the provision of
          speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy  to  recipi-
          ents of medical assistance

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph (h) of subdivision 2  of  section  365-a  of  the
     2  social services law, as amended by section 27 of part H of chapter 59 of
     3  the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (h)  speech therapy, and when provided at the direction of a physician
     5  or nurse practitioner, physical therapy including related rehabilitative
     6  services and occupational therapy; provided, however, that speech thera-
     7  py, physical therapy and occupational therapy each shall be  limited  to
     8  coverage  of  twenty visits per year; such limitation shall not apply to
     9  persons with developmental disabilities or,  notwithstanding  any  other
    10  provision  of  law  to  the  contrary,  to  persons with traumatic brain
    11  injury;

    12    § 2. This act shall take effect on the  same  date  and  in  the  same
    13  manner  as  section 27 of part H of chapter 59 of the laws of 2011 takes
    14  effect.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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