senate Bill S5077B

Authorizes certain county operated NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care programs to participate in a universal assessment demonstration program

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 03 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO AGING
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 03 / Jun / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 03 / Jun / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 5077A
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1320
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO AGING
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO AGING
  • 25 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO AGING
  • 25 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 5077B
  • 13 / Feb / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1057
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO AGING

Summary

Authorizes certain county operated NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care programs to participate in a universal assessment demonstration program funded pursuant to chapter 53 of the laws of 2011; targets those as potentially in need of respite, home delivered meals, and in-home services provided by the aging network and licensed home and community services and nursing home level of care.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8294A
Versions:
S5077
S5077A
S5077B
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Aging
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง203, Eld L

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BILL NUMBER:S5077B

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the elder law, in relation to authorizing certain
county operated NY Connects: Choices for
Long Term Care programs to participate in a universal assessment
demonstration program

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Creates a uniform assessment demonstration program within the state
office for the aging.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Adds a new subdivision to the elder law, which requires the director
of the state office for the aging to select one or more county
operators of the NY Connect program to participate in a uniform
assessment demonstration program for determining the appropriate
level of care for older new Yorkers seeking long term care. The
director must establish criteria for good standing for program
participants, based on the ability of participants to assist in this
demonstration program. Specifically, successful participants in the
program should provide services to individuals who are identified by
NY Connects program providers as needing respite care, home delivered
meals, and in-home services provided by the aging network, as well as
licensed home and community services and nursing home level of care.

JUSTIFICATION:
New York's long term care system has a wide range of inter-connected
services and programs. A uniform assessment tool is being implemented
by the Department of Health to ensure New Yorkers are receiving
appropriate long term care services. The program created by this
legislation seeks to demonstrate whether the uniform assessment tool
is serving the needs of patients seeking all, including non-medical,
levels of long term care. Many county operated New York Connects
programs have participated in efforts to assess whether older New
Yorkers at high risk of nursing home placement can be referred to
home and community based services and avoid institutional placement.
For individuals in need of long term care services, navigating New
York State's long term care system can be challenging. Thus,
involving county based NY Connects Program operators in evaluating
the uniform assessment tool will help create standardization in
determining appropriate levels of long term care, hopefully delaying
nursing home placement and allowing older new yorkers to live
independently for as long as possible.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
No additional cost to the state. Funding provided in this year's
budget as part of the uniform assessment program shall be
sub-allocated by the department of health to the office for the aging
to support the program's administration.

EFFECTIVE DATE:


90 days after the bill becomes law.

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

                                 5077--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging -- reported  favora-
  bly  from  said committee and committed to the Committee on Finance --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Aging
  in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to authorizing certain county
  operated NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care programs  to  partic-
  ipate in a universal assessment demonstration program

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

  Section 1. Section 203 of the elder law is amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 11 to read as follows:
  11.  THE  DIRECTOR,  IN  CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH,
SHALL ESTABLISH A UNIFORM ASSESSMENT DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM. THE  PURPOSE
OF  THIS  INITIATIVE  IS  TO  DETERMINE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE UNIFORM
ASSESSMENT PROGRAM FUNDED PURSUANT TO CHAPTER FIFTY-THREE OF THE LAWS OF
TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN. THE DIRECTOR SHALL SELECT ONE OR MORE COUNTY  OPER-
ATED  NY  CONNECTS:  CHOICES FOR LONG TERM CARE PROVIDERS TO PARTICIPATE
BASED ON CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY THE DIRECTOR. THE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM
SHALL ASSESS WHETHER THE UNIFORM ASSESSMENT TOOL IS EFFECTIVE IN  DETER-
MINING  THE  APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF LONG TERM CARE FOR INDIVIDUALS IN NEED
OF NON-MEDICAL HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED  SERVICES  ADMINISTERED  BY  THE
OFFICE,  OR  ANY  OTHER  PROGRAMS AS DETERMINED BY THE DIRECTOR. FUNDING
SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE FROM THE APPROPRIATION  MADE  FOR  SERVICES  AND
EXPENSES,  INCLUDING GRANTS, OF THE UNIFORM ASSESSMENT PROGRAM, FROM THE
GENERAL FUND-LOCAL ASSISTANCE ACCOUNT TO THE OFFICE OF  LONG  TERM  CARE
WITHIN  THE  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PURSUANT TO CHAPTER FIFTY-THREE OF THE
LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN, AND SHALL BE SUB-ALLOCATED BY  THE  DEPART-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11339-05-1

S. 5077--B                          2

MENT OF HEALTH TO THE OFFICE TO SUPPORT THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE DEMON-
STRATION PROGRAM.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
repeal of any rule or regulation necessary  for  the  implementation  of
this  act  on  its effective date are authorized and directed to be made
and completed on or before such effective date.

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