Bill Text: NY A02794 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Requires medical assistance coverage for medically tailored meals and medical nutrition therapy for the purpose of disease management.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-11 - print number 2794b [A02794 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A02794-Amended.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                         2794--B
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 25, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Health -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported and
          referred  to  the Committee on Ways and Means -- committee discharged,
          bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
          committee
        AN  ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to medical assist-
          ance coverage for medically tailored meals and medical nutrition ther-
          apy for the purpose of disease management
          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 (ff) to read as follows:
     3    (ff) medically tailored meals and medical nutrition therapy.  As  used
     4  in this paragraph, "medically tailored meals and medical nutrition ther-
     5  apy"  means nutritional assessment, nutritional therapy, and nutritional
     6  counseling provided by a certified dietician or certified  nutritionist,
     7  including the provision of any food indicated by the nutritional assess-
     8  ment  and  the  delivery  of such food, ordered by a health care profes-
     9  sional acting within his or her lawful scope  of  practice  under  title
    10  eight  of  the  education  law,  for the purpose of treating one or more
    11  chronic conditions for an individual who is limited in his or her activ-
    12  ities of daily living; and provided  that  there  is  federal  financial
    13  participation in the costs of services provided under this paragraph.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    15  it  shall  have become a law. Effective immediately, the commissioner of
    16  health shall adopt regulations and take other actions reasonably  neces-
    17  sary to implement this act on that date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03807-04-9
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