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S05458 Summary:

BILL NOS05458
 
SAME ASSAME AS A06768
 
SPONSORMANNION
 
COSPNSRAKSHAR, COONEY, MAY
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §365-f, Soc Serv L
 
Ensures that there are at least two fiscal intermediaries headquartered in each county with a population of two hundred thousand or more; provides additional awards to entities providing fiscal intermediary services if they meet certain criteria in order to ensure regional choice and experience serving individuals with developmental disabilities and racial and ethnic minorities.
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S05458 Actions:

BILL NOS05458
 
03/05/2021REFERRED TO HEALTH
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S05458 Memo:

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S05458 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          5458
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                      March 5, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen. MANNION -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
        AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to fiscal  interme-
          diary services
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subparagraph (vi) of paragraph (b) of  subdivision  4-a  of
     2  section  365-f  of  the  social services law, as amended by section 4 of
     3  part G of chapter 57 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (vi) the commissioner is authorized to reoffer  contracts  [under  the
     5  same  terms  of  this  subdivision,  if determined necessary by the], to
     6  ensure that all provisions in this section are met.    The  commissioner
     7  shall  reoffer  contracts  to  ensure that there are at least two fiscal
     8  intermediaries headquartered in each county with  a  population  of  two
     9  hundred thousand or more.
    10    § 2. Section 365-f of the social services law is amended by adding two
    11  new subdivisions 4-e and 4-f to read as follows:
    12    4-e.  Following  the selection of contractors pursuant to this section
    13  and in order to ensure regional choice and experience  serving  individ-
    14  uals  with developmental disabilities, the commissioner shall provide no
    15  less than five additional awards to entities which  meet  the  following
    16  criteria:
    17    (a) are a not-for-profit entity;
    18    (b)  have  been  established as fiscal intermediaries prior to January
    19  first, two thousand twelve and have  been  continuously  providing  such
    20  services for eligible individuals pursuant to this section; and
    21    (c) are currently authorized, funded, approved and certified to deliv-
    22  er state plan and homes and community-based waiver supports and services
    23  to  individuals with developmental disabilities by the office for people
    24  with developmental disabilities.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD09910-03-1

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     1    4-f. Following the selection of contractors pursuant to  this  section
     2  and in order to ensure regional choice and experience serving racial and
     3  ethnic  minorities,  the  commissioner  shall  provide no less than five
     4  additional awards to entities which meet the following criteria:
     5    (a) are a not-for-profit entity;
     6    (b)  have  been  established as fiscal intermediaries prior to January
     7  first, two thousand twelve and have  been  continuously  providing  such
     8  services for eligible individuals pursuant to this section; and
     9    (c) primarily provide services to racial and ethnic minority residents
    10  or  persons  who have recently become American citizens in such person's
    11  native language.
    12    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately and  shall  be  deemed  to
    13  have been in full force and effect on January 1, 2021.
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