New York Department of Health Proposes Rule to Amend Licensed Home Care Services Agencies Regulations

November 18, 2019

  A proposed rule was issued on November 6, 2019 to amend regulations regarding the approval of Licensed Home Care Service Agencies (“LHCSAs”). To comply with changes made to the Public Health Law in 2018, Subpart 765-1 of Title 10 NYCRR must be updated to include the new requirements of public need review and financial …

“Key Persons” Added To Several NPCL Provisions

  On November 8, 2019, the New York State Legislature passed an amendment to the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law (“NPCL”), which took effect immediately, adding “key persons” to the list of persons to whom certain provisions in the law apply. Therefore, New York Not-for-Profit corporations may need to revise their corporate bylaws and certain policies, including …

Major Change to Office of Professions Procedure

November 14, 2019

  The New York State Education Department (“SED”) has implemented a major procedural change, requiring that new professional practice entities submit an affidavit to SED when applying for Certificates of Authority to operate in New York State (whether in connection with original formation or foreign qualification to do business in New York). SED’s new process also …

DOH Revises Methodology for Case Mix Adjustment

October 31, 2019

  Challenged by Nursing Homes On October 9, 2019, New York State Department of Health (DOH) announced that it will be implementing a new methodology for adjusting nursing home Medicaid reimbursement rates, commonly referred to as the “case mix adjustment.” The revised methodology will apply retroactively to July 1, 2019. Under DOH’s revised methodology, adjustments …

Compliance with the New York Shield Act

October 23, 2019

  The New York SHIELD Act has gone into effect today (October 23, 2019) and entities that maintain electronic information regarding New York residents will need to ensure compliance. At the very least, for entities that have HIPAA compliance programs, this will mean that each entity’s HIPAA breach policy will need to be updated and …