Bill Text: NY S05722 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Grants medical assistance eligibility for kidney transplant expenses for aliens.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-13 - REFERRED TO HEALTH [S05722 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S05722-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      May 13, 2019

        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 authorizing  the
          payment  of medical assistance for the provision of kidney transplants
          for certain aliens

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Section  365-a  of  the social services law is amended by
     2  adding a new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
     3    10. Notwithstanding the provisions of section one hundred thirty-one-k
     4  or any other provision of this article, medical  assistance  shall  also
     5  include payment for surgery, medical care and prescription drugs related
     6  to  kidney  transplantation  for aliens with end-stage renal disease who
     7  are otherwise eligible for benefits pursuant to this title.    An  alien
     8  shall  only  be deemed to be eligible pursuant to this subdivision if he
     9  or she has undergone emergency renal dialysis for a period of  not  less
    10  than  two  consecutive  years  within  New York state, as proven by such
    11  means as shall be designated in the regulations of the  commissioner  of
    12  health.
    13    §  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect on the first day of January next
    14  succeeding the date on which it shall have  become  a  law.    Effective
    15  immediately,  the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regu-
    16  lation necessary for the implementation of this  act  on  its  effective
    17  date are authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective
    18  date.

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