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A00195 Summary:

COSPNSRDarling, McDonald, Paulin
Amd 365-a, Soc Serv L
Requires medical assistance coverage for medically tailored meals and medical nutrition therapy for the purpose of disease management.
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A00195 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 6, 2021
        Introduced  by  M. of A. GOTTFRIED, DARLING -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Health -- recommitted to the Committee  on  Ways  and
          Means  in  accordance  with  Assembly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  -- committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to said committee
        AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to medical  assist-
          ance coverage for medically tailored meals and medical nutrition ther-
          apy for the purpose of disease management
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 365-a of the social  services  law
     2  is amended by adding a new paragraph (jj) to read as follows:
     3    (jj)  medically  tailored meals and medical nutrition therapy. As used
     4  in this paragraph, "medically tailored meals and medical nutrition ther-
     5  apy" means nutritional assessment, nutritional therapy, and  nutritional
     6  counseling  provided by a certified dietician or certified nutritionist,
     7  including the provision of any food indicated by the nutritional assess-
     8  ment and the delivery of such food, ordered by  a  health  care  profes-
     9  sional  acting  within  his  or her lawful scope of practice under title
    10  eight of the education law, for the purpose  of  treating  one  or  more
    11  chronic conditions for an individual who is limited in his or her activ-
    12  ities  of  daily  living;  and  provided that there is federal financial
    13  participation in the costs of services provided under this paragraph.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    15  it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the  commissioner  of
    16  health  shall adopt regulations and take other actions reasonably neces-
    17  sary to implement this act on that date.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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