New York Consolidated Laws, Social Services Law - SOS § 365-h. Provision and reimbursement of transportation costs
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1. The local social services official shall have responsibility for prior authorizing transportation of eligible persons and for limiting the provision of such transportation to those recipients and circumstances where such transportation is essential, medically necessary and appropriate to obtain medical care, services or supplies otherwise available under this title.
2. In exercising this responsibility, the local social services official shall:
(a) make appropriate and economical use of transportation resources available in the district in meeting the anticipated demand for transportation within the district, including, but not limited to: transportation generally available free-of-charge to the general public or specific segments of the general public, public transportation, promotion of group rides, county vehicles, coordinated transportation, and direct purchase of services; and
(b) maintain quality assurance mechanisms in order to ensure that (i) only such transportation as is essential, medically necessary and appropriate to obtain medical care, services or supplies otherwise available under this title is provided and (ii) no expenditures for taxi or livery transportation are made when public transportation or lower cost transportation is reasonably available to eligible persons.
3. In the event that coordination or other such cost savings measures are implemented, the commissioner shall assure compliance with applicable standards governing the safety and quality of transportation of the population served.
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