Bill S4067-2013

Relates to providers of goods and services to local social services districts under the medical assistance program

Relates to providers of goods and services to local social services districts under the medical assistance program.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 11, 2014: referred to health
  • Jun 11, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 11, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 10, 2014: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1243
  • Jun 10, 2014: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • Jan 8, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jan 8, 2014: died in assembly
  • Jun 13, 2013: referred to health
  • Jun 13, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 13, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 12, 2013: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1335
  • Jun 12, 2013: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Mar 6, 2013: REFERRED TO HEALTH

Meetings

Calendars

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Rules - Jun 12, 2013
Ayes (21): Skelos, Libous, Bonacic, Carlucci, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Hannon, Larkin, LaValle, Marcellino, Maziarz, Nozzolio, Seward, Valesky, Stewart-Cousins, Breslin, Dilan, Krueger, Parker, Espaillat
Ayes W/R (2): Montgomery, Gianaris
Nays (1): Hassell-Thompson
Excused (1): Perkins
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Rules - Jun 17, 2013
Ayes (21): Skelos, Libous, Bonacic, Carlucci, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Hannon, Larkin, LaValle, Marcellino, Maziarz, Nozzolio, Seward, Valesky, Stewart-Cousins, Breslin, Dilan, Krueger, Parker, Espaillat
Ayes W/R (2): Montgomery, Gianaris
Nays (1): Hassell-Thompson
Excused (1): Perkins
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Rules - Jun 10, 2014
Ayes (22): Skelos, Libous, Bonacic, Carlucci, Farley, Flanagan, Hannon, Larkin, LaValle, Marcellino, Maziarz, Nozzolio, Seward, Valesky, Little, Stewart-Cousins, Breslin, Dilan, Montgomery, Parker, Espaillat, Gianaris
Ayes W/R (2): Krueger, Perkins
Excused (1): Hassell-Thompson

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4067

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law and the public health law, in relation to providers of goods or services to local social services districts under the medical assistance program

PURPOSE: This legislation relates to providers of goods and services to local social services districts under the medical assistance program.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 - Amends Subdivision 2 of section 364 of the social services law by adding a new paragraph (i).

Section 2 - Amends the public health law by adding a new section 37.

Section 3 - Effective date

JUSTIFICATION: This bill will strengthen the limited background check currently conducted for this local Medicaid waiver program which provides home renovations to low income disabled individuals. This change will save taxpayer dollars by eliminating the use of contractors who have a criminal record as a result of these additional safeguards.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None - Medicaid fraud savings will exceed nominal cost of background checks.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law, provided, however, that effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date is authorized to be made and completed on or before such date.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4067 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 6, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the social services law and the public health law, in relation to providers of goods or services to local social services districts under the medical assistance program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 364 of the social services law is amended by adding 2 new paragraphs (i) and (j) to read as follows: (I) ESTABLISHING A POLICY FOR COMPLETING BACKGROUND CHECKS ON PROSPEC- TIVE APPLICANTS FOR THE PROVISION OF GOODS OR SERVICES TO A LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT UNDER THE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. SUCH POLICY SHALL APPLY ONE UNIFORM STANDARD FOR THE COMPLETION OF BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALL APPLICANTS. (J) ESTABLISHING AN ATTESTATION FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE PROVISION OF GOODS OR SERVICES TO A LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT UNDER THE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. SUCH ATTESTATION SHALL BE IN A MANNER AND FORM TO BE DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH, SHALL BE SIGNED BY THE APPLI- CANT ON BEHALF OF ANY EXECUTIVE OF THE APPLICANT AND ANY AFFILIATE OF THE APPLICANT AND SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS: (I) THAT ANY EXECUTIVE OR AFFILIATE OF THE APPLICANT WAS NEVER CONVICTED OF A CRIME RELATED TO HEALTH CARE FRAUD; (II) THAT ANY EXECUTIVE OR AFFILIATE OF THE APPLICANT HAS NEVER VIOLATED THE FEDERAL FALSE CLAIMS ACT; (III) THAT ANY EXECUTIVE OR AFFILIATE OF THE APPLICANT WAS NEVER CONVICTED OF AN ACT THAT WOULD BE A FELONY UNDER TITLE K OF THE PENAL LAW; (IV) THAT ANY EXECUTIVE OR AFFILIATE OF THE APPLICANT HAS NOT ENGAGED IN BEHAVIOR THAT WOULD INDICATE THAT SUCH EXECUTIVE OR AFFILIATE OF THE APPLICANT IS UNSUITABLE TO PROVIDE SUCH GOODS OR SERVICES; OR
(V) ANY OTHER STATEMENT THAT SUCH COMMISSIONER DEEMS NECESSARY. S 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 37 to read as follows: S 37. MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM; EXCLUDED APPLICANT. THE INSPECTOR SHALL, UPON RECEIVING NOTICE THAT AN APPLICANT, ANY EXECUTIVE OF THE APPLICANT OR ANY AFFILIATE OF THE APPLICANT TO PROVIDE GOODS OR SERVICES TO A LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT UNDER THE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM HAS: (1) BEEN CONVICTED OF A CRIME RELATED TO HEALTH CARE FRAUD; (2) VIOLATED THE FEDERAL FALSE CLAIMS ACT; (3) BEEN CONVICTED OF AN ACT THAT WOULD BE A FELONY UNDER TITLE K OF THE PENAL LAW; OR (4) ENGAGED IN BEHAVIOR THAT WOULD INDICATE THAT SUCH APPLICANT, EXECUTIVE OR AFFILIATE OF THE APPLICANT IS UNSUITABLE TO PROVIDE SUCH GOODS OR SERVICES, SHALL EXCLUDE SUCH APPLICANT, ANY EXECUTIVE OF THE APPLICANT AND ANY AFFILIATE OF THE APPLICANT FROM SUCH GOODS OR SERVICES. S 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law, provided, however, that effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date is authorized to be made and completed on or before such date.

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