Bill Text: NY S03339 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Enacts "Vincent Scheppa's law" authorizing, in certain cases, the provision of private duty nursing services to a medical assistance recipient by a relative who is a registered professional nurse.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-03-18 - referred to health [S03339 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S03339-Amended.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                         3339--A
            Cal. No. 294
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 5, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Health -- reported favora-
          bly from said committee, ordered to first and second  report,  amended
          on  second  report, ordered to a third reading, and to be reprinted as
          amended, retaining its place in the order of third reading
        AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to enacting Vincent
          Scheppa's law authorizing, in certain cases, the provision of  in-home
          private  duty nursing services to a recipient of medical assistance by
          a relative who is a registered professional nurse
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  This  act  shall  be  known  and may be cited as "Vincent
     2  Scheppa's law".
     3    § 2. The social services law is amended by adding a new section  365-o
     4  to read as follows:
     5    §  365-o.  Provision  of  in-home private duty nursing services by the
     6  relative of a recipient. Upon application or request to the commissioner
     7  by a recipient of medical assistance, or his or  her  representative  or
     8  guardian,  who  has  been  approved for the provision of in-home private
     9  duty nursing, the commissioner  may  authorize  the  provision  of  such
    10  private  duty nursing by an adult relative of such recipient, other than
    11  a spouse of the recipient,  who  is  a  registered  professional  nurse.
    12  Reimbursement  for  private nursing services provided in accordance with
    13  this section shall be at  the  rate  paid  for  the  provision  of  such
    14  services by a licensed practical nurse.
    15    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05205-02-9
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