Directs state agencies which apply for federal medical assistance waivers to post information relating thereto on the agency internet website.
- Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO HEALTH
- Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
- Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
- Feb 14, 2011: referred to governmental operations
- Feb 14, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
- Feb 14, 2011: PASSED SENATE
- Feb 7, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
- Feb 1, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
- Jan 31, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.42
- Jan 5, 2011: REFERRED TO HEALTH
S960-2011 MeetingsHealth: Jan 31, 2011
S960-2011 CalendarsActive List: Feb 14, 2011 , Floor Calendar: Feb 1, 2011 , Floor Calendar: Feb 7, 2011 , Floor Calendar: Feb 8, 2011 , Floor Calendar: Feb 14, 2011
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Health - Jan 31, 2011
VOTE: FLOOR VOTE: - Feb 14, 2011
Ayes (60): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Kruger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Oppenheimer, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (2): Duane, Savino
BILL NUMBER: S960 TITLE OF BILL : An act to direct state agencies which apply for federal medical assistance waivers to post the status of such applications on the agency's internet website PURPOSE : Directs state agencies which apply for federal medical assistance waivers to post information relating thereto on the agency internet website. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1. Requires every state agency which applies for a federal medical assistance waiver to post on their public website the application for the waiver, the status of the waiver, and whether it has been approved/disapproved. JUSTIFICATION : In order to provide more transparency and accountability in our healthcare system it is of vital importance that our public is informed with accurate and up-to-date information. This bill would provide our citizens the opportunity to monitor the development and implementation of programs that are not normally covered or reimbursed in the Medicaid system. Under recent federal law change, all amendments to a states' Medicaid system must be approved by the federal government. Posting of the applications will allow participants in New York's healthcare system to appropriately gauge potential changes and prepare accordingly. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : S.7563 of 2010 FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None. LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None. EFFECTIVE DATE : This act shall take effect immediately.
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 960 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to direct state agencies which apply for federal medical assist- ance waivers to post the status of such applications on the agency's internet website THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, every state agency, including but not limited to the department of health, which applies for a federal medical assistance waiver shall post and make available to the public on such agency's internet website the application for such waiver, the current status thereof, and whether it has been approved or disapproved. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04959-01-1