Provides for the autism detection, education and mapping program.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to the autism detection and education program and mapping of autism locations
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To provide for the Autism detection, education and mapping program.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section one adds a new Title 1-C to Article 24 of the public health law creating the Autism detection, education and mapping program.
Section two is an effective date of 90 days after enactment; with provisions.
Autism is a growing health concern across the country. In New York State alone, autism has been diagnosed in alarming rates since 1996. There needs to be a comprehensive program within the Department of Health to map and track the number autism cases as well as to accurately determine possible factors on the causes of autism in children. This measure will assist the state healthcare providers and educators with ways to better assist those who have been diagnosed with this disease.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12: S.1174/A.4574 - Referred to Health 2010: S.8198 Referred to Rules 2008: S.5674 Referred to Health
90 days after it shall have become a law; with provisions.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3088--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 30, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health -- recommitted to the Committee on Health in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the autism detection and education program and mapping of autism locations THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Article 24 of the public health law is amended by adding a new title 1-C to read as follows: TITLE 1-C AUTISM DETECTION, EDUCATION AND MAPPING PROGRAM SECTION 2415-A. AUTISM DETECTION, EDUCATION AND MAPPING PROGRAM; ESTAB- LISHMENT. 2415-B. GRANTS TO APPROVED ORGANIZATIONS. 2415-C. ANNUAL REPORT. S 2415-A. AUTISM DETECTION, EDUCATION AND MAPPING PROGRAM; ESTABLISH- MENT. 1. THERE IS HEREBY CREATED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT THE AUTISM DETECTION, EDUCATION AND MAPPING PROGRAM. THIS PROGRAM IS ESTABLISHED TO PROMOTE SCREENING AND DETECTION OF AUTISM, TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC REGARDING AUTISM, TO PROVIDE COUNSELING AND REFERRAL SERVICES AND TO MAP LOCATIONS OF OCCURRENCE OF AUTISM. 2. THE PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE: (A) ESTABLISHMENT OF A STATEWIDE PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH CAMPAIGN TO PUBLICIZE AUTISM DETECTION AND EDUCATION SERVICES, SUCH CAMPAIGN SHALL INCLUDE: GENERAL COMMUNITY EDUCATION, AUTISM SCREENING SERVICES, INFORMATION ON THE EXTENT OF COVERAGE FOR SUCH SERVICES BY HEALTH INSURANCE, ANY AVAILABLE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND OTHER PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROGRAMS. (B) PROVISION OF GRANTS TO APPROVED ORGANIZATIONS UNDER SECTION TWEN- TY-FOUR HUNDRED FIFTEEN-B OF THIS TITLE; (C) COMPILATION OF DATA CONCERNING THE AUTISM DETECTION, EDUCATION AND MAPPING PROGRAM INCLUDING MAPPING OF THE FREQUENCY OF THE OCCURRENCE OFEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03844-03-4 S. 3088--A 2
AUTISM IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN THE STATE AND DISSEMINATION OF THE DATA TO THE PUBLIC. S 2415-B. GRANTS TO APPROVED ORGANIZATIONS. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL MAKE GRANTS WITHIN THE AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED TO APPROVED ORGANIZATIONS, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, FOR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES RELATING TO AUTISM SCREENING, DETECTION AND MAPPING AS PART OF THIS PROGRAM. SUCH SERVICES SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: (A) PROMOTION AND PROVISION OF DETECTION OF AUTISM; (B) PROVISION OF COUNSELING AND INFORMATION ON TREATMENT OPTIONS AND REFERRAL FOR APPROPRIATE MEDICAL TREATMENT; (C) DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND TO HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS CONCERNING AUTISM, THE BENEFITS OF DETECTION AND TREATMENT, AND THE AVAILABILITY OF AUTISM SERVICES; (D) IDENTIFICATION OF LOCAL AUTISM SCREENING SERVICES WITHIN THE APPROVED ORGANIZATION'S REGION; (E) PROVISION OF INFORMATION, COUNSELING AND REFERRAL SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM; AND (F) MAPPING OF THE FREQUENCY OF THE OCCURRENCE OF AUTISM IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS OF THE STATE. 2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "APPROVED ORGANIZATION" SHALL MEAN AN ORGANIZATION APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER, TO PROVIDE SERVICES UNDER THIS SECTION. SUCH ORGANIZATIONS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING: (A) A HOSPITAL LICENSED UNDER ARTICLE TWENTY-EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER; (B) A HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION LICENSED UNDER ARTICLE FORTY-THREE OF THE INSURANCE LAW OR CERTIFIED UNDER ARTICLE FORTY-FOUR OF THIS CHAPTER; (C) AN ORGANIZATION WITH PROGRAM EXPERTISE IN AUTISM RELATED ISSUES; (D) A COUNTY OR CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT; OR (E) ANY COMBINATION OF THE ABOVE. 3. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP STANDARDS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AUTISM DETECTION, EDUCATION AND MAPPING PROGRAMS BY APPROVED ORGANIZA- TIONS WHICH SHALL ENSURE THE FOLLOWING: (A) INTEGRATION OF THE APPROVED ORGANIZATION WITH EXISTING HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS; (B) MAXIMIZING THIRD PARTY REIMBURSEMENT; (C) PROVIDING DATA COLLECTION FOR MAPPING OF THE OCCURRENCE OF AUTISM IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS OF THE STATE. S 2415-C. ANNUAL REPORT. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL SUBMIT ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER FIRST, AN ANNUAL REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE, CONCERNING THE OPERATION OF THE AUTISM DETECTION, EDUCATION AND MAPPING PROGRAM. COMMENCING IN TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, SUCH REPORTS SHALL INCLUDE THE EXPERIENCE OF THE PROGRAM IN PROVIDING DETECTION, EDUCATION AND MAPPING OF THE FREQUENCY OF THE OCCURRENCE OF AUTISM IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS AROUND THE STATE. APPROVED ORGANIZATIONS SHALL PROVIDE SUCH DATA AND ASSESSMENT AS THE COMMISSIONER MAY REQUIRE FOR SUCH REPORT. SUCH REPORT SHALL ALSO INCLUDE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL ACTION TO RESPOND TO THE HIGH INCIDENCE OF AUTISM IN THIS STATE. S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law; provided that the commissioner of health is imme- diately authorized and directed to promulgate, amend and/or repeal any rule and regulation necessary to implement the provisions of this act on such effective date.