In addition, Governor Hochul also signed 4 other bills impacting the special education population:
- S.2911/A.1953 – Establishes that the Autism Spectrum Disorders Advisory Board provide a report on autism detection, education, and mapping
- S.6682/A.7614 – Appoints an impartial hearing officer to address due process complaints for students with disabilities
- S.1662-B/A.3523-A – Makes the issuing of behavior analyst licenses in New York consistent with other states
- S.5560-A/A.5339 – Provides for State funding to municipalities for early intervention services for toddlers with disabilities and their families. The funds will be allocated to all Statewide municipalities, but it is unclear as of yet as to the impact, if any, this bill will have an EI rates paid to providers.
Finally, the EI covered lives bill was also passed. What this means is that providers will no longer need to bill insurance companies. This should ease much of the billing burden on EI providers.
Albert Borghese, CPA
Albert is a member of Cerini & Associates’ audit and consulting practice where he focuses on serving the firm’s special education and nonprofit clients. Albert is also involved in the marketing and development of the firm, and frequently participates in recruiting efforts, and research.