Bill Text: NY A00648 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Makes care and services provided by licensed mental health practitioners eligible for coverage under the Medicaid program.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 30-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-18 - substituted by s3421a [A00648 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A00648-Amended.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                         648--A
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                       (Prefiled)
                                     January 9, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by M. of A. BRONSON, BARRON, ABINANTI, D'URSO, WEPRIN -- read
          once  and referred to the Committee on Health -- reported and referred
          to the Committee on Ways  and  Means  --  committee  discharged,  bill
          amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
          tee
        AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to making care  and
          services provided by licensed mental health practitioners eligible for
          coverage under the Medicaid program
          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 (gg) to read as follows:
     3    (gg)  care  and  services  provided  by  mental  health  practitioners
     4  licensed pursuant to article one hundred sixty-three  of  the  education
     5  law  acting  within  their  scope of practice, where such services would
     6  otherwise be covered under this title. Nothing in this  paragraph  shall
     7  be  construed  to  modify  or  expand  the scope of practice of a mental
     8  health counselor, marriage and family therapist, creative arts therapist
     9  or psychoanalyst licensed pursuant to article one hundred sixty-three of
    10  the education law.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    12  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04769-02-9
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