Bill Text: NY A00380 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Provides that where the commissioner of health assumes the responsibility for the transportation of medicaid recipients in rural areas, existing public transportation systems shall be used when such systems are appropriate, available and the least expensive modes of transportation.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-15 - reported referred to ways and means [A00380 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A00380-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 9, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. LIFTON, PALMESANO -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Health
        AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the  transporta-
          tion of eligible persons residing in a rural area
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The opening paragraph of subdivision 4 of section 365-h  of
     2  the  social services law is designated paragraph (a) and a new paragraph
     3  (b) is added to read as follows:
     4    (b) Where the commissioner of health elects to assume  such  responsi-
     5  bility  from  a  local  social services district, and after any required
     6  federal approval, authorized  transportation  for  an  eligible  person,
     7  whose  originating  location  exists  within a county defined as a rural
     8  area pursuant to subdivision seven of section four hundred eighty-one of
     9  the executive law, shall be assigned to an existing  public  transporta-
    10  tion  system, as defined in subdivision one of section eighteen-b of the
    11  transportation law, if that system provides  an  appropriate,  available
    12  and least expensive mode of transportation.
    13    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
    14  have become a law; provided, however, that the amendments to subdivision
    15  4 of section 365-h of the social services law, made by  section  one  of
    16  this  act,  shall  not affect the expiration and repeal of such section,
    17  and shall expire and be deemed repealed therewith.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.