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A07215 Summary:

BILL NOA07215
 
SAME ASSAME AS S01478
 
SPONSORMcDonald
 
COSPNSRRaga, Dickens, Williams, Colton, Gunther, Levenberg, Zebrowski, Lupardo, Lucas, Hyndman, Seawright, Simpson, Bendett, Giglio JA, Chang, Jensen, Beephan, Tague, DeStefano, Jean-Pierre, Reyes, Santabarbara, Darling, Lunsford, Manktelow, Blumencranz, Lemondes, Brown K, Ra, Palmesano, Sayegh, Woerner, Cook, Steck
 
MLTSPNSRBrook-Krasny, DiPietro, Hawley, Walsh
 
 
Directs the commissioner of health and the commissioner of the office for people with developmental disabilities to conduct a study of the delivery of services to individuals with traumatic brain injury.
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A07215 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A7215
 
SPONSOR: McDonald
  TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to directing the commissioner of health and the commissioner of the office for people with developmental disabilities to conduct a study of the delivery of services to individuals with traumat- ic brain injury   PURPOSE: This bill instructs the Department of Health and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities to conduct a study into the accessibil- ity, affordability, and delivery of services to individuals with trau- matic brain injury.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Legislative intent. Section 2: Directs the Commissioners of the Department of Health and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities to conduct a study on the delivery of services to individuals with traumatic brain injury. Section 3: Effective Date.   JUSTIFICATION: A traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from a sudden blow or jolt to the head and can present in individuals with a wide range of mild, moderate, or severe symptoms. Each traumatic brain injury case is unique and complex, often requiring supports and services to allow individuals to achieve the highest quality of life. This legislation will direct a study on the delivery of services to New Yorkers with traumatic brain injury. Specifically, the study will evaluate the availability and accessibility of quality services, emerging trends, regional dispari- ties, and the effectiveness of the administrative process for individ- uals with traumatic brain injury to receive official approvals or denials of services. Furthermore, the commissioners of the Department of Health and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities should make suggestions to enhance New York State's response to traumatic brain injury.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2020-21: A.8641 (Gottfried)/S.7356-A (Hinchey)   FISCAL: Minimal cost to the Department of Health   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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A07215 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          7215
 
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      May 15, 2023
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. McDONALD -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Health
 
        AN  ACT  in  relation  to  directing  the commissioner of health and the
          commissioner of the office for people with developmental  disabilities
          to  conduct  a  study  of the delivery of services to individuals with
          traumatic brain injury

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature recognizes that a trau-
     2  matic  brain  injury  results from a sudden blow or jolt to the head and
     3  can present in individuals with a wide range of mild, moderate or severe
     4  symptoms. Each traumatic brain injury case is unique and complex,  often
     5  requiring  supports  and  services  to  allow individuals to achieve the
     6  highest quality of life. This legislation will direct  a  study  on  the
     7  delivery of services to New Yorkers with traumatic brain injury. Specif-
     8  ically,  the  study  will evaluate the availability and accessibility of
     9  quality services, emerging trends, regional disparities, and the  effec-
    10  tiveness  of  the  administrative process for individuals with traumatic
    11  brain injury who receive official  approvals  or  denials  of  services.
    12  Furthermore,  the  commissioner  of  health  and the commissioner of the
    13  office  for  people  with   developmental   disabilities   should   make
    14  suggestions  to  enhance  New  York  state's response to traumatic brain
    15  injuries based on the findings of this study.
    16    § 2. a. The commissioner of health and the commissioner of the  office
    17  for  people with developmental disabilities shall conduct a study on the
    18  delivery of services provided to individuals  diagnosed  with  traumatic
    19  brain  injury.  Such  services to be studied   shall include, but not be
    20  limited to acute and sub-acute rehabilitation, counseling and behavioral
    21  services, home care services, independent living skills training,  envi-
    22  ronmental  modifications,  housing  opportunities,  and  any services or
    23  programs specific to traumatic brain injury or  that  serve  individuals
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05372-01-3

        A. 7215                             2
 
     1  with traumatic brain injury.  In conducting the study, the commissioners
     2  shall  consult  with  people with traumatic brain injury and their fami-
     3  lies, organizations representing such people, and  providers  of  health
     4  care and other services to people with traumatic brain injury.
     5    b.  The  study  shall  examine  the  availability and accessibility of
     6  services for individuals diagnosed with traumatic brain injury, the cost
     7  of receiving such services, and any disparities that may  exist  in  the
     8  regional availability of services.
     9    c. The study shall identify emerging trends in traumatic brain injury,
    10  including  changes  in  incidences,  changes in the needs of individuals
    11  with traumatic brain injury, and assess the training  service  providers
    12  receive relating to traumatic brain injury.
    13    d. The study shall also examine the difference in services availabili-
    14  ty  and  outcomes  for  individuals that may be enrolled in any Medicaid
    15  waiver.
    16    e. The study shall examine the efficiency of the administrative  proc-
    17  esses  that  provide  individuals  with  traumatic brain injury official
    18  approvals or denials of service.
    19    f. The commissioner of health and the commissioner of the  office  for
    20  people  with  developmental  disabilities  shall make recommendations to
    21  improve the delivery, quality, accessibility, and cost of the full range
    22  of services available to individuals with traumatic brain injury.
    23    g. The commissioner of health and the commissioner of the  office  for
    24  people  with  developmental disabilities shall report and publish on the
    25  department of health's website, and transmit such  commissioners'  find-
    26  ings  and  recommendations to the governor, the speaker of the assembly,
    27  the minority leader of the assembly,  the  temporary  president  of  the
    28  senate  and the minority leader of the senate on or before one year from
    29  the date this act shall take effect.
    30    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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