S08403 Summary:

BILL NOS08403
 
SAME ASSAME AS A10486
 
SPONSORRIVERA
 
COSPNSRHOYLMAN, METZGER, MONTGOMERY
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 365-a & 365-f, Soc Serv L
 
Provides eligibility for medical assistance for personal care services for persons with traumatic brain injury, developmental disability, cognitive impairments, blindness or visual impairment.
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S08403 Actions:

BILL NOS08403
 
05/22/2020REFERRED TO HEALTH
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S08403 Committee Votes:

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S08403 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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S08403 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8403
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                      May 22, 2020
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
        AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to eligibility  for
          medical  assistance  for personal care services for persons with trau-
          matic brain injury, cognitive impairments, developmental disabilities,
          blindness, or  visual impairment

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Subparagraph  (v)  of  paragraph  (e) of subdivision 2 of
     2  section 365-a of the social services law, as added  by  section  2-a  of
     3  part  MM  of  chapter  56  of  the  laws  of 2020, is amended to read as
     4  follows:
     5    (v) subject to the availability of  federal  financial  participation,
     6  personal  care  services other than personal emergency response services
     7  available pursuant to this paragraph shall be available only to individ-
     8  uals assessed as needing  at  least  limited  assistance  with  physical
     9  maneuvering  with more than two activities of daily living, or for indi-
    10  viduals with a dementia or Alzheimer's diagnosis, traumatic brain  inju-
    11  ry, cognitive impairment, developmental disability, blindness, or visual
    12  impairment,  assessed as needing at least supervision with more than one
    13  activity of  daily  living,  as  defined  and  determined  by  using  an
    14  evidenced  based validated assessment instrument approved by the commis-
    15  sioner and in accordance with regulations  of  the  department  and  any
    16  applicable  state  and  federal  laws  by  an  independent assessor. The
    17  provisions of this subparagraph shall  only  apply  to  individuals  who
    18  receive  an  initial authorization for such services on or after October
    19  first, two thousand twenty;
    20    § 2. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 2 of section  365-f  of  the  social
    21  services  law,  as  amended by section 3 of part MM of chapter 56 of the
    22  laws of 2020, is amended to read as follows:
    23    (c) has been determined by the social services district,  pursuant  to
    24  an assessment of the person's appropriateness for the program, conducted
    25  with an appropriate long term home health care program, a certified home
    26  health  agency, or an AIDS home care program or pursuant to the personal
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD16428-02-0

        S. 8403                             2
 
     1  care program, as being in need of home care  services  or  private  duty
     2  nursing  and as needing at least limited assistance with physical maneu-
     3  vering with more than two activities of daily  living,  or  for  persons
     4  with a dementia or Alzheimer's diagnosis, traumatic brain injury, cogni-
     5  tive  impairment, developmental disability, blindness, or visual impair-
     6  ment, assessed as needing at least supervision with more than one activ-
     7  ity of daily living, provided that the provisions related to  activities
     8  of  daily  living  in  this  paragraph  shall  only apply to persons who
     9  initially seek eligibility for the program on or  after  October  first,
    10  two  thousand  twenty,  and  who is able and willing or has a designated
    11  representative, including a legal guardian  able  and  willing  to  make
    12  informed  choices,  or  a designated relative or other adult who is able
    13  and willing to assist in making informed choices, as  to  the  type  and
    14  quality of services, including but not limited to such services as nurs-
    15  ing care, personal care, transportation and respite services; and
    16    §  3.  This  act  shall take effect October 1, 2020; provided however,
    17  that if part MM of chapter 56 of the laws of 2020 shall not  have  taken
    18  effect  on  or  before  such  date then sections one and two of this act
    19  shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as such  chap-
    20  ter of the laws of 2020 takes effect.
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