senate Bill S7567
(D) 32nd Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Includes assisted living residences within the definition of long term care facilities for certain purposes; requires assisted living residences to permit access to such facilities by the long term care ombudsman.
TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the elder law, the state finance law and the public
health law, in relation to long term care ombudsman access to assisted
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL :
To insure that the long term care ombudsman have access to assisted
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
The bill would authorize the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program (LTCOP)
to receive and resolve complaints affecting applicants and residents
of assisted living residences. The bill would also require up to
$500,000 to be transferred annually from the assisted living residence
quality oversight fund to the New York State Office for the Aging
(NYSOFA) to fund the activities of the LTCOP in assisted living
There has been some concern that the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program
is being refused entrance into assisted living residences, due to some
ambiguity in the State law. This bill cures any such ambiguity by
requiring that all assisted living residences be notified of the
requirement to allow long-term care ombudsmen access to their
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2005-06: A.10917A Passed Assembly
2007-08: A.1452A Passed Assembly, Delivered to Senate, Referred to
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
This bill would authorize the annual transfer of up to $500,000 from
the assisted living residence quality oversight fund to NYSOFA for the
Long Term Care Ombudsman program.
EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect immediately.
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