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S04526 Summary:

Amd 365-a, Soc Serv L
Provides medical assistance coverage for the cost of donor breast milk which is medically necessary for certain infants.
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S04526 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 16, 2017
        Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- 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  requiring
          medical  assistance  coverage  for  the  cost  of donor breast milk in
          certain circumstances

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision 2 of section 365-a of the social services law
     2  is amended by adding a new paragraph (dd) to read as follows:
     3    (dd) the cost of donor breast milk  (PDHM),  for  inpatient  use,  for
     4  which  a licensed medical practitioner has issued an order for an infant
     5  who is medically or physically unable to receive maternal breast milk or
     6  participate in breast feeding or whose mother is medically or physically
     7  unable to produce maternal breast milk or participate in breast  feeding
     8  despite  optimal  lactation  support. Such infant must: (i) have a docu-
     9  mented birth weight of one thousand five hundred grams or less; or  (ii)
    10  have  a congenital or acquired intestinal condition, and is therefore at
    11  a  high  risk  for  development  of  necrotizing  enterocolitis   and/or
    12  infection.  Coverage  for  donor breast milk (PDHM) shall continue until
    13  the infant is at an age  of  medical  adjustment  of  thirty-four  weeks
    14  corrected  gestational  age and such coverage shall be not less than the
    15  reasonable cost of such milk procured from a  certified  nonprofit  milk
    16  bank, plus reasonable processing and handling fees.
    17    §  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
    18  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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