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A00264 Summary:

BILL NOA00264
 
SAME ASSAME AS S02531
 
SPONSORGottfried
 
COSPNSRCruz, Hunter, Simon, Sayegh, De La Rosa, Glick, Lupardo, Reyes, Colton, Gunther, Jackson
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 92-hh, St Fin L
 
Provides that, on an annual basis, at least 25% of the moneys deposited into the health care transformation fund shall be allocated exclusively for certain community-based health care providers.
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A00264 Actions:

BILL NOA00264
 
01/06/2021referred to health
01/26/2021reported referred to ways and means
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A00264 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A264
 
SPONSOR: Gottfried
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to the health care transformation fund   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:: To designate at least 25% of the funds deposited into the state health care transformation fund to community-based health care providers.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:: Section 1 amends state finance law § 92-hh (4) to add that at least 25% of the funds deposited into the health care transformation fund be designated for community-based health care providers, defined as: - a diagnostic and treatment center licensed or granted an operating certificate under article 28 of the public health law - a mental health outpatient provider licensed or granted an operating certificate under article 31 of the mental hygiene law - a substance use disorder treatment provider licensed or granted an operating certificate under article 32 of the mental hygiene law - a program licensed under article 41 of mental hygiene law - a community based program funded under the office of mental health, the office for people with developmental disabilities, the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services or through local government departments of mental hygiene - a home care provider certified or licensed pursuant to article 36 of the public health law - a primary care provider - a clinic licensed or granted an operating certificate under article 16 of the mental hygiene law - a provider of health home services as authorized under section 2703 of the federal protection and affordable care act - a hospice provider licensed or granted an operating certificate under article 40 of the public health law, or - a family and child service provider licensed under Article 29-i of the public health law Section 2 is the immediate effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Community-based health care services improve population health and outcomes, and they save lives and money. Yet workforce shortages threat- en access to those services across the state. Community organizations face high turnover rates and long-term job vacancies, largely due to limited resources. What this means for workers is low pay, grueling schedules and caseloads, and quick burnout. What it means for patients is a lack of access to the care they need. Community-based care is often a lower-cost alternative to institutional care, and it is a vital support to the acute care system. When patients cannot get care until their conditions are so dire that their only choice is the emergency room, patients, communities, and hospitals suffer. When fast food restaurants pay a higher wage than home care agencies or the local behavioral health clinic, patients, communities, and hospitals suffer. The health care transformation fund was set up in 2018 "to support health care delivery." This bill will ensure that at least a quarter of the dollars collected through the fund be directed to the community-based workforce that we rely on for a stable and efficient health care system.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:: 2019-2020: A79778 referred to Ways & Means   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE:: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A00264 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           264
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                       (Prefiled)
 
                                     January 6, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced   by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED,  CRUZ,  HUNTER,  SIMON,  SAYEGH,
          DE LA ROSA, GLICK, LUPARDO, REYES, COLTON -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Health
 
        AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to  the  health  care
          transformation fund

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 92-hh of the state finance law, as
     2  added by section 1 of subpart A of part FFF of chapter 59 of the laws of
     3  2018, is amended to read as follows:
     4    4. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, moneys of the
     5  health care transformation fund shall be available for transfer  to  any
     6  other  fund  of  the state as authorized and directed by the director of
     7  the budget to  support  health  care  delivery,  including  for  capital
     8  investment,  debt  retirement or restructuring, housing and other social
     9  determinants of health, or transitional operating support to health care
    10  providers. On and after the date this sentence becomes a law,  at  least
    11  twenty-five  percent of the moneys deposited into such fund on an annual
    12  basis shall be allocated exclusively  for  community-based  health  care
    13  providers  which  shall  be defined as a diagnostic and treatment center
    14  licensed or granted an operating certificate under article  twenty-eight
    15  of  the  public health law, a mental health outpatient provider licensed
    16  or granted an operating certificate  under  article  thirty-one  of  the
    17  mental hygiene law, a substance use disorder treatment provider licensed
    18  or  granted  an  operating  certificate  under article thirty-two of the
    19  mental hygiene law, a program licensed under article  forty-one  of  the
    20  mental hygiene law, a community-based program funded under the office of
    21  mental  health,  the  office for people with developmental disabilities,
    22  the office of addiction services and supports or through a local govern-
    23  ment unit as defined under article forty-one of the mental hygiene  law,
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00400-01-1

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     1  a  home  care provider certified or licensed pursuant to article thirty-
     2  six of the public health law, a primary care provider, a clinic licensed
     3  or granted an operating certificate under article sixteen of the  mental
     4  hygiene  law,  a  provider  of  health home services as authorized under
     5  section 2703 of the  federal  protection  and  affordable  care  act,  a
     6  hospice  provider  licensed  or  granted  an operating certificate under
     7  article forty of the public health law, or a family  and  child  service
     8  provider  licensed under article twenty-nine-I of the public health law,
     9  for the exclusive  purpose  of  supporting  the  programs  and  services
    10  defined in this subdivision.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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