2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 25, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED, LUPARDO, RAIA, D'URSO, WOERNER --
          Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. RAMOS -- read once and referred to  the
          Committee on Health
        AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the provision of
          services to certain persons suffering from traumatic brain injuries or
          qualifying for nursing home diversion and transition services
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1.  Paragraph (d-2) of subdivision 3 of section 364-j  of  the
     2  social services law, as amended by section 10 of part B of chapter 57 of
     3  the laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (d-2)  Services  provided  pursuant  to  waivers,  granted pursuant to
     5  subsection (c) of section 1915 of the federal social  security  act,  to
     6  persons  suffering from traumatic brain injuries or qualifying for nurs-
     7  ing home diversion and transition services, shall  not  be  provided  to
     8  medical  assistance  recipients  through managed care programs [until at
     9  least January first, two thousand twenty-two]  established  pursuant  to
    10  this  section, and shall continue to be provided outside of managed care
    11  programs and in accordance with such waiver programs as they existed  on
    12  January  first, two thousand fifteen; provided, further that the commis-
    13  sioner of health is hereby directed to take any action required, includ-
    14  ing but not limited to filing waivers and waiver extensions as necessary
    15  with the federal government, to continue the provision of such services.
    16    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the  amend-
    17  ments  to  section 364-j of the social services law, made by section one
    18  of this act, shall not affect the expiration and repeal of such section,
    19  and shall expire and be deemed repealed therewith.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.