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A07369 Summary:

BILL NOA07369A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07130
 
SPONSORGottfried
 
COSPNSRBarron, Lupardo, Ashby, Byrne, Gonzalez-Rojas, Sayegh, Gunther, Carroll, Dickens
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §2999-cc, Pub Health L
 
Permits telehealth delivery of services by physical therapy and occupational therapy assistants, chiropractors and mental health practitioners.
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A07369 Actions:

BILL NOA07369A
 
05/06/2021referred to health
05/18/2021amend (t) and recommit to health
05/18/2021print number 7369a
05/25/2021reported referred to ways and means
06/09/2021reported referred to rules
06/09/2021reported
06/09/2021rules report cal.723
06/09/2021ordered to third reading rules cal.723
06/10/2021passed assembly
06/10/2021delivered to senate
06/10/2021REFERRED TO RULES
01/05/2022DIED IN SENATE
01/05/2022RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
01/05/2022ordered to third reading cal.241
02/16/2022passed assembly
02/16/2022delivered to senate
02/16/2022REFERRED TO HEALTH
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A07369 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A7369A
 
SPONSOR: Gottfried
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to telehealth deliv- ery of services by physical therapy and occupational therapy assistants, chiropractors and mental health practitioners   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill will allow certified physical therapist assistants, licensed occupational therapy assistants, licensed chiropractors and licensed mental health practitioners to provide services via telehealth   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends paragraphs (1) and (m) (x) and (y) and adds a new (z) to subdivision 2 of section 2999-cc of the public health law adding physical therapist assistant, occupational therapy assistant, chiropractors and mental health practitioners to the list of telehealth providers. Section 2 is the effective date of the bill.   JUSTIFICATION: Physical therapist assistants, PTAs, are certified practitioners who provide physical therapy services under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. Occupational therapy assistants, OTAs, are licensed practitioners who provide occupational therapy and client related services under the direction and supervision of an occupational thera- pist or licensed physician. Chiropractors are licensed professionals who detect and correct structural imbalance, distortion or subluxations in the human body. Chiropractic services via telehealth have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic and can include follow-up examinations, risk assessments, range of motion and other visual assessments, patient monitoring and instructions for spinal care. Mental Health Practitioners are licensed psychoanalysts, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists and creative arts therapists. Need for these mental health services has dramatically increased during the COVID-19 pandemic and the ability to access these services via tele- health means more people in need will receive the care they need. Each of these professions are integral members of a patient's care team and have been providing services to their patients via telehealth throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Adding them to the telehealth provider list in statute will enable them to continue to provide services via telehealth beyond the public health emergency period, enabling consist- ency in practice and continued benefits for patients.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None   EFFECTIVE DATE: 90 days after becoming a law.
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A07369 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         7369--A
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                       May 6, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        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
 
        AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to telehealth deliv-
          ery of services by physical therapy and occupational  therapy  assist-
          ants, chiropractors and mental health practitioners
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Paragraphs (l), (m),  (x)  and  (y)  of  subdivision  2  of
     2  section  2999-cc  of the public health law, paragraph (l) as amended and
     3  paragraph (m) as added by chapter 454 of the laws  of  2015,  paragraphs
     4  (x)  and (y) as amended by section 3 of part F of chapter 57 of the laws
     5  of 2021, are amended and a  new  paragraph  (z)  is  added  to  read  as
     6  follows:
     7    (l)  a  physical therapist licensed and a physical therapist assistant
     8  certified pursuant to article one hundred thirty-six  of  the  education
     9  law;
    10    (m)  an  occupational  therapist and an occupational therapy assistant
    11  licensed pursuant to article one hundred fifty-six of the education law;
    12    (x) certified peer recovery advocate services providers  certified  by
    13  the  commissioner of addiction services and supports pursuant to section
    14  19.18-b of the mental hygiene law, peer providers  credentialed  by  the
    15  commissioner  of  addiction services and supports and peers certified or
    16  credentialed by the office of mental health; [and]
    17    (y) a chiropractor licensed pursuant to article one hundred thirty-two
    18  of the education law;
    19    (z) a mental health practitioner  licensed  pursuant  to  article  one
    20  hundred sixty-three of the education law; and
    21    (aa)  any other provider as determined by the commissioner pursuant to
    22  regulation or, in consultation with the commissioner, by the commission-
    23  er of the office of mental health, the commissioner  of  the  office  of
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11075-02-1

        A. 7369--A                          2
 
     1  addiction  services  and supports, or the commissioner of the office for
     2  people with developmental disabilities pursuant to regulation.
     3    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
     4  have become a law.
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