Mental Hygiene Legal Service to Represent New York Nursing Home Residents

January 2, 2020

  The New York State Legislature has expanded the authority of Mental Hygiene Legal Service (“MHLS”) to provide legal assistance to certain residents of residential healthcare facilities. Purpose of the law? To afford seriously mentally ill nursing home residents with the same protections and legal advocacy services that they would be afforded had they remained …

Legislative Changes to New York Nursing Home Laws: New Reporting Obligations; Independent Quality Monitors; and Transparency Relating to Assets of Operators

December 20, 2019

  Incident Reporting Statute: The Legislature noted that New York persistently ranks poorly in quality of care, survey and enforcement. To address these issues, PHL 2803-d was amended as follows: Requires reports of abuse (not just physical abuse) and neglect of residents, and misappropriation of resident property. DOH may require that a facility engage an …

Change to Payment of Behavioral Health Services

November 21, 2019

  On November 8, 2019, the New York State Legislature passed an amendment positively impacting the reimbursement made by Medicaid managed care plans and managed long-term care plans to behavioral health providers. If you are a behavioral health provider and receive reimbursements from a Medicaid managed care plan or a managed long-term care plan at …

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 …