senate Bill S1425

Establishes distinguished chairs in gerontological sciences

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  • 07 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO AGING
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
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Summary

Establishes distinguished chairs in gerontological sciences to conduct research, engage in educational and training activities and provide clinical services at educational, medical and research facilities in this state.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1425
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Aging
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 3 ยง301, Eld L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S2006

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BILL NUMBER:S1425

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the elder law, in relation to establishing distinguished chairs
in gerontological sciences at educational, medical and/or research
facilities

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Adds a new Article 4 to the elder law, to create Distinguished
Chairs in Gerontological Sciences, within amounts available by
appropriation, at one or more research, educational, and/or medical
facilities in this state. The funds provided must be matched by
non-State funds.

The section establishes the responsibilities of the chairs, which are
to conduct research, engage in educational and training activities,
and provide clinical services, and establishes as purposes to develop;

1) excellence in geriatric medicine and clinical care with adherence
to accepted standards of knowledge, foster and develop;

2) patient-centered training and education that is holistic and
provides quality and coverage across the continuum of care; and

3) excellence in geriatric research with collaboration and linkages
between research and training, across medical specialties and
disciplines, health and social service professions, and among
teaching hospitals and urban and rural practices, and across the
continuum of care.

The chairs are required to develop a five year regional strategic plan
for research, training and clinical care in their regions, and to
work collaboratively with other regional and related institutions
that will include basic science research, clinical research, applied
research in geriatrics and gerontology as well as programmatic grants.

The bill establishes a selection committee to choose sites for the
chairs composed of six persons appointed by the director of SOFA, and
the following ex officio persons or their designates: the chancellor
of the state university of New York, the chancellor of the city
university of New York, the commissioner of the department of
education, the commissioner of the department of health, and the
chairs of the senate and of the assembly aging committees.

Chair occupants shall be appointed by the appropriate chancellors,
commissioner, chief executive officer, or board, as appropriate, of
the site institutions.
The grant amount for each chair is $1 million, or less, if less is
available by appropriation.

SOFA is to report annually to the governor, the president of the
senate, the speaker of the assembly, the commissioner of health and
the chairs of the senate and assembly aging committees concerning the


activities undertaken by the chairs, the expenditures of funds, and
using an appropriate methodology for such measurement, the success of
the chairs in meeting the goals and objections of this section.

JUSTIFICATION:

The ability to attract the best researchers, clinicians, and educators
in the country to work in academic and research settings in New York
is key to the state's ability to deal effectively with the age-wave
about to engulf us. New York should be at the cutting edge in
research and transfer of knowledge.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.6968A: 2007-08, Referred to Aging, Committed to Rules &
Finance, Passed Senate
S.2006: 2009-10, Referred to Aging, Committed to Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None in the current fiscal year; subsequent impact is limited to
appropriation.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

April 1, next succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1425

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GOLDEN, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging

AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to establishing distinguished
  chairs in  gerontological  sciences  at  educational,  medical  and/or
  research facilities

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The elder law is amended by adding a new article 3 to  read
as follows:
                               ARTICLE III
                         DISTINGUISHED CHAIRS IN
                         GERONTOLOGICAL SCIENCES
SECTION 301. DISTINGUISHED CHAIRS IN GERONTOLOGICAL SCIENCES.
  S 301. DISTINGUISHED  CHAIRS IN GERONTOLOGICAL SCIENCES.  1. THERE ARE
HEREBY ESTABLISHED, WITHIN AMOUNTS AVAILABLE BY APPROPRIATION  THEREFOR,
DISTINGUISHED CHAIRS IN GERONTOLOGICAL SCIENCES AT ONE OR MORE RESEARCH,
EDUCATIONAL, AND/OR MEDICAL FACILITIES IN THIS STATE.
  A.  THE  RESPONSIBILITIES  OF THE CHAIRS SHALL BE TO CONDUCT RESEARCH,
ENGAGE IN EDUCATIONAL AND  TRAINING  ACTIVITIES,  AND  PROVIDE  CLINICAL
SERVICES.
  B.  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THE  CHAIRS SHALL BE TO FOSTER AND DEVELOP: (I)
EXCELLENCE IN GERIATRIC MEDICINE AND CLINICAL  CARE  WITH  ADHERENCE  TO
ACCEPTED  STANDARDS  OF  KNOWLEDGE;  (II)  PATIENT-CENTERED TRAINING AND
EDUCATION THAT IS HOLISTIC AND PROVIDES QUALITY AND COVERAGE ACROSS  THE
CONTINUUM  OF  CARE;  AND  (III)  EXCELLENCE  IN GERIATRIC RESEARCH WITH
COLLABORATION AND LINKAGES BETWEEN RESEARCH AND TRAINING, ACROSS MEDICAL
SPECIALITIES AND DISCIPLINES, HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS, AND
AMONG TEACHING HOSPITALS AND URBAN AND RURAL PRACTICES, AND  ACROSS  THE
CONTINUUM OF CARE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04643-01-1

S. 1425                             2

  C.  EACH  CHAIR  SHALL  BE  RESPONSIBLE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A FIVE YEAR
REGIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN FOR RESEARCH, TRAINING AND CLINICAL CARE IN  THE
REGION IN WHICH THE CHAIR IS LOCATED.
  D.  EACH  CHAIR SHALL ADDITIONALLY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A
MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH COLLABORATION WITH OTHER REGIONAL AND RELATED
INSTITUTIONS  THAT  SHALL  INCLUDE  BASIC  SCIENCE  RESEARCH,   CLINICAL
RESEARCH,  APPLIED  RESEARCH  IN  GERIATRICS  AND GERONTOLOGY AS WELL AS
PROGRAMMATIC GRANTS.
  E. EACH SITE SELECTED SHALL BE REQUIRED TO MATCH  ANY  FUNDS  PROVIDED
PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  2.  SITES  FOR THE CHAIRS SHALL BE SELECTED BY THE SELECTION COMMITTEE
BASED ON A PROPOSED PROGRAM OF WORK THAT SHALL INCLUDE MEANS OF ADDRESS-
ING THE RESPONSIBILITIES AND PURPOSES ESTABLISHED PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVI-
SION  ONE OF THIS SECTION, AND THE PROPOSED OCCUPANTS OF THE CHAIRS. THE
SELECTION COMMITTEE SHALL INCLUDE SIX PERSONS APPOINTED BY THE DIRECTOR,
AND THE FOLLOWING EX-OFFICIO PERSONS OR THEIR DESIGNEES: THE  CHANCELLOR
OF  THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, THE CHANCELLOR OF THE CITY UNIVER-
SITY OF NEW YORK, THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF  EDUCATION,  THE
COMMISSIONER  OF  THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, AND THE CHAIRS OF THE SENATE
AND THE ASSEMBLY AGING COMMITTEES.  THE DIRECTOR SHALL BE THE  CHAIR  OF
THE SELECTION COMMITTEE.
  3. THE OCCUPANTS OF SUCH CHAIRS SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE  APPROPRIATE
CHANCELLOR,  COMMISSIONER,  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, OR BOARD, AS APPRO-
PRIATE, OF THE SITE INSTITUTIONS. SUCH  OCCUPANT  SHALL  BE  THE  PERSON
DETERMINED TO BE THE BEST OCCUPANT OF THE CHAIR, BY REPUTATION, SCHOLAR-
SHIP,  EXPERIENCE, PUBLICATIONS, RESEARCH, CLINICAL WORK, AND ABILITY TO
MENTOR AND ATTRACT OTHERS OF REPUTATION AND ABILITY  IN  THE  GERIATRICS
FIELD.
  4.  THE GRANT FOR EACH CHAIR SELECTED SHALL BE ONE MILLION DOLLARS, OR
SO MUCH AS SHALL BE AVAILABLE BY APPROPRIATION THEREFORE,  WHICH  MONIES
SHALL  BE  USED FOR THE SEVERAL PURPOSES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ENUMERATED
IN THIS SECTION, OR AGREED TO  BY  THE  INSTITUTION  AND  THE  SELECTION
COMMITTEE.
  5.  THE  DIRECTOR  SHALL SUBMIT A REPORT ANNUALLY TO THE GOVERNOR, THE
TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, THE  SPEAKER  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY,  THE
COMMISSIONER  OF  HEALTH AND THE CHAIRS OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY AGING
COMMITTEES CONCERNING THE  ACTIVITIES  UNDERTAKEN  BY  THE  CHAIRS,  THE
EXPENDITURES  OF  FUNDS,  AND  USING AN APPROPRIATE METHODOLOGY FOR SUCH
MEASUREMENT, THE SUCCESS OF THE CHAIRS IN MEETING THE GOALS  AND  OBJEC-
TIVES OF THIS SECTION.
  S  2. This act shall take effect on the first of April next succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.

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