Bill S1814-2011

Imposes a ninety day residency requirement for eligibility for medical assistance

Imposes a ninety day residency requirement for eligibility for medical assistance; authorizes the commissioner of health to promulgate any and all rules and regulations and take any other measures necessary to implement this act.

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  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • Jan 13, 2011: REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES

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BILL NUMBER:S1814

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to imposing a ninety day residency requirement for eligibility for medical assistance

PURPOSE AND JUSTIFICATION: This bill would impose a ninety-day state residency requirement for eligibility for Medicaid program services. New York has one of the most generous Medicaid programs in the United States. People from other states have taken advantage of this state's generosity towards it residents and purposefully moved to New York solely for the benefit of its charitable social programs. Imposing a ninety-day state residency requirement before allowing individuals to qualify for New York's Medicaid program would discourage individuals from moving to the state solely for the purpose of receiving Medicaid while preserving Medicaid services for the people who have made New York their home.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 - amends Sec. 117 of the Social Services Law by adding a new subdivision 4 to impose a ninety-day state residency requirement for eligibility for Medicaid.

Section 2 - Effective date.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010:- S.6863/A.6779 - SOC. SERV/Soc. Serv; 2007-08: A.4672 2005-06: A.5463

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined. Cost savings to both counties and state are expected.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the 120th day after it shall have become law. Effective immediately, the commissioner of Health is authorized to promulgate any and all rules and regulations and take any other measures necessary to implement this act on its effective date on or before such date.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1814 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 13, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to imposing a nine- ty day residency requirement for eligibility for medical assistance THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 117 of the social services law is amended by adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows: 4. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF THE FOREGOING SUBDI- VISIONS OF THIS SECTION OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, FOR THE PURPOSES OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PURSUANT TO TITLE ELEVEN OF ARTI- CLE FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER OR ANY SUCCESSOR PROVISIONS THEREOF, NO PERSON SHALL BE ELIGIBLE THEREFOR UNLESS SUCH PERSON SHALL HAVE BEEN NINETY DAYS OR MORE A RESIDENT OF THIS STATE. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately the commissioner of health is authorized to promulgate any and all rules and regulations and take any other measures necessary to implement this act on its effective date on or before such date.

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