About New York State's Operational Protocol

This document and its appendices constitute New York State's Operational Protocol for The Partnership Plan and the Federal-State Health Reform Partnership (F-SHRP), demonstration waiver programs approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services on July 15, 1997, and September 29, 2006, respectively, under authority in section 1115 of the Social Security Act.

This Protocol details the operations of the programs as articulated through the policies and procedures described herein. This document is revised as policy changes and as a result of changes in statute. If there appears to be a conflict in policy, the Model Contract and applicable federal or State laws/regulations take precedent.