Part 42 - State Aid For Public Health Laboratory Services: Counties And Cities

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Statutory Authority: 
Public Health Law, Section 620

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 42.1 - Application for State aid

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 42.1 Application for State aid.

(a) All counties and cities performing or contracting for laboratory tests related to the municipal health department's performance of eligible services described in this Part, must submit to the New York State Department of Health an application for State aid for laboratory services, on an annual basis, no later than on the date specified by the State Commissioner of Health.

(b) The application shall contain a detailed budget of proposed expenditures, estimated revenues, a copy of the latest schedule of laboratory fees, and other information that may be required by the Commissioner of Health.

(c) When a city or county contracts with a laboratory for public health laboratory services, in addition to the State aid application, a list of tests and the rate to be paid by the municipality for each test must be filed with the State Department of Health no later than on the date specified by the State Commissioner of Health.

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Section 42.2 - Approval of application

42.2 Approval of application.

Each application shall be reviewed by the State Department of Health. The application may be approved in whole or in part and the municipality shall be informed of the amount approved by the State Department of Health.
 

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Section 42.3 - Board of managers

42.3 Board of managers.

All laboratories shall be under the supervision, direction and control of either a board of managers or the board of health appointed in accordance with section 523 of the Public Health Law.
 

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Section 42.4 - Director of laboratories

42.4 Director of laboratories.

All laboratories shall have a director whose qualifications are in accordance with section 19.2 of this Title.
 

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Section 42.5 - Cost per laboratory test

42.5 Cost per laboratory test.

All laboratories must determine, at least every three years, the cost of each procedure done by the laboratory.
 

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STATE AID LIMITATIONS

Section 42.10 - Laboratory services eligible for reimbursement

STATE AID LIMITATIONS

42.10 Laboratory services eligible for reimbursement. State aid will be granted to a municipality performing or contracting for laboratory tests related to the municipal health department's performance of eligible services described in this Part for, the cost of laboratory services required for:

(a) the detection and control of disease as prescribed by the Public Health Law, the State Sanitary Code or the State Commissioner of Health;

(b) the maintenance of a safe and healthful environment; and

(c) the conduct of health research approved by the State Commissioner of Health.
 

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Section 42.11 - Laboratory Services ineligible for reimbursement

42.11 Laboratory services ineligible for reimbursement. State aid will not be provided on the cost of:

(a) laboratory services eligible for reimbursement by Medicaid, Medicare and other third-party payors; and laboratory services unrelated to the eligible services described in this Part; or those provided to private practitioners or others where the municipal laboratory is providing services available from a private, commercial laboratory;

(b) laboratory services of a blood bank;

(c) laboratory services of a medical examiner when the medical examiner's office is not eligible for State aid reimbursement;

(d) laboratory services not included within the scope of subdivision (a), (b) or (c) of section 42.10 of this Part;

(e) construction or purchase of a building;

(f) rental of space utilized by a laboratory if such rentals are payable to the same municipality as operates the laboratory. Expenditures for non-capital maintenance and operation of costs for space utilized by a laboratory may be included if such facility is owned by the same city or county as operates the laboratory;

(g) depreciation and interest on funding of the space utilized by a laboratory in a building owned by the same city or county as operates the laboratory;

(h) malpractice or personal liability insurance purchased by counties or cities for protection of laboratory employees;

(i) direct or apportioned cost of services provided by other agencies of the county or city to the laboratory;

(j) other costs that the State Commissioner of Health may deem inappropriate.
 

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