senate Bill S647

Creates adult day services respite demonstration programs

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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH

Summary

Creates adult day services respite demonstration programs; authorizes the commissioner of health in conjunction with the director of the state office for the aging to establish the respite day demonstration programs, based upon adult day health care and social adult day services, which extends the period a caregiver can remain active in the care of elderly or disabled individuals; sets forth definitions; further sets forth reporting requirements.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4142
Versions:
S647
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง2801-h, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S2034, A3696
2007-2008: A1655

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BILL NUMBER:S647

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the criminal procedure law and the family court act, in
relation to a victim's right of access to information in certain
proceedings

PURPOSE:
This bill gives a crime victim access to information about the status of
the case in which he was involved, and the right to participate in the
judicial proceedings of a juvenile offender.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
o Section 1.20 of the criminal procedure law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 44 which reads: "Victim" means a person as defined in subdi-
vision seven of section 10.00 of the penal law alleged to have sustained
physical injury to person or financial damage to property as a direct
result of the crime or crimes charged in an accusatory instrument.

o A new article 235 is added to the Criminal Procedure Law, entitling a
victim of a crime to certain information on the status of the case.
This information includes the plea the accused has entered, the trial
date assigned to the accused, whether the case has been transferred to
another court, and the general status of the case The prosecutor of the
case is responsible for turning this information over to the victim on
demand.

o A new section, 340.3, is added to the Family Court Act, giving the
victim access to the same information in the case of a juvenile offen-
der. A victim is also given the right to request participation in the
proceedings against a juvenile, subject to the approval of the court.

JUSTIFICATION:
The information that will be given to the victim under this bill is
clearly information which may have a direct bearing upon the victim's
well being. Access to this information should surely be a matter of
right. Too often, the criminal justice system, given its heavy workload
and the necessity of safeguarding the rights of the accused, neglects
the victims and their needs. Providing the victim with updated informa-
tion on the status of cases will not only protect victims, it will
increase their confidence in the criminal justice system, and encourage
them to take a more active role in bringing criminals to justice.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This bill has been introduced in previous legislative sessions.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Agencies responsible for prosecution will have to develop a system to
keep victims informed The cost should be minimal, as the information to
be provided to the victim is certainly already part of the prosecution's
file on the case.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
180 days after enactment.

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

                                   647

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GOLDEN, DeFRANCISCO, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to creating adult day
  services respite demonstration programs

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

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
2801-h to read as follows:
  S  2801-H.  RESPITE DAY DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED
IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "RESPITE DAY DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM" MEANS A STRUCTURED, COMPREHEN-
SIVE PROGRAM ESTABLISHED BY THE  COMMISSIONER  UNDER  THIS  SECTION,  IN
CONJUNCTION  WITH  THE  DIRECTOR  OF THE OFFICE FOR THE AGING, PROVIDING
LEVEL I, LEVEL II OR LEVEL III SERVICES TO REGISTRANTS.
  (B) "REGISTRANT" MEANS A PERSON:
  (I) WHO IS NOT A RESIDENT OF A RESIDENTIAL HEALTH  CARE  FACILITY,  IS
FUNCTIONALLY  IMPAIRED  AND  NOT HOMEBOUND, AND REQUIRES SUPERVISION AND
MONITORING BUT DOES NOT REQUIRE CONTINUOUS TWENTY-FOUR HOUR A DAY  INPA-
TIENT CARE AND SERVICES;
  (II) WHOSE ASSESSED SOCIAL AND HEALTH CARE NEEDS CAN SATISFACTORILY BE
MET  IN  WHOLE OR IN PART BY THE DELIVERY OF APPROPRIATE SERVICES IN THE
COMMUNITY SETTING; AND
  (III) WHO HAS BEEN ADMITTED TO THE PROGRAM BASED ON AN  INTERDISCIPLI-
NARY COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT.
  (C) "FUNCTIONALLY IMPAIRED" MEANS A PERSON WHO NEEDS THE ASSISTANCE OF
ANOTHER  PERSON  IN  AT  LEAST  ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES OF DAILY
LIVING: TOILETING, MOBILITY, TRANSFERRING OR EATING; OR WHO NEEDS SUPER-
VISION DUE TO COGNITIVE OR PSYCHO-SOCIAL IMPAIRMENT.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04229-01-1

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  (D) "ADULT DAY HEALTH" MEANS THE HEALTH CARE SERVICES  AND  ACTIVITIES
DEFINED  BY  THE COMMISSIONER UNDER REGULATIONS UNDER SUBPARAGRAPH (VII)
OF PARAGRAPH F OF SUBDIVISION SIX-A OF SECTION THREE  HUNDRED  SIXTY-SIX
OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW.
  (E) "LEVEL I SERVICES" MEANS THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:
  (I) SOCIALIZATION AND PLANNED ACTIVITIES;
  (II) SUPERVISION AND MONITORING;
  (III) ROUTINE PERSONAL CARE, WHICH INCLUDES:
  (A)  ASSISTANCE  FOR THE REGISTRANT WITH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: TOILET-
ING, MOBILITY, TRANSFER AND EATING;
  (B) ROUTINE SKIN CARE;
  (C) CHANGING SIMPLE DRESSINGS; AND
  (D) USING SUPPLIES AND ADAPTIVE AND ASSISTIVE EQUIPMENT;
  (IV) MEDICATION DISTRIBUTION;
  (V) CASE MANAGEMENT; AND
  (VI) MEALS CONSISTENT WITH STANDARDS SET FOR THE NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR
THE ELDERLY ESTABLISHED BY THE STATE OFFICE FOR THE AGING.
  (F) "LEVEL II SERVICES" MEANS ALL LEVEL I SERVICES, PLUS THE FOLLOWING
SERVICES:
  (I) MAJOR PERSONAL CARE SERVICES, WHICH INCLUDES:
  (A) ASSISTANCE FOR THE REGISTRANT WITH SHOWERING AND BATHING; AND
  (B) SOME OR TOTAL ASSISTANCE WITH DRESSING AND GROOMING;
  (II) HEALTH EDUCATION;
  (III) NURSING MONITORING AND SUPERVISION OF BASIC TREATMENTS;
  (IV) COUNSELING; AND
  (V) RESTORATIVE THERAPIES NOT LASTING LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS.
  (G) "LEVEL III SERVICES" MEANS AND INCLUDES ALL LEVEL I AND  LEVEL  II
SERVICES, PLUS THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:
  (I) PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATIONS AND DIAGNOSIS;
  (II) SKILLED NURSING SERVICES;
  (III) MEDICATION MANAGEMENT;
  (IV)  MAINTENANCE AND RESTORATIVE THERAPIES GREATER THAN SIX MONTHS IN
DURATION; AND
  (V) ADDITIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES AS REQUIRED BY REGULATION.
  (H) "BASE RATE" MEANS THE RATE PAID  FOR  APPROVED  ADULT  DAY  HEALTH
SERVICES  UNDER  SECTION  THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES
LAW.
  (I) "OPERATOR" MEANS (I) AN ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE PROGRAM  OR  (II)  A
SOCIAL  ADULT  DAY  SERVICES  PROGRAM, AS DEFINED IN SECTION TWO HUNDRED
FIFTEEN OF THE ELDER LAW.
  2. RESPITE DAY DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONJUNCTION
WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE FOR THE AGING, MAY ESTABLISH RESPITE DAY
DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS BASED UPON ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL ADULT
DAY SERVICES, AS DEFINED IN SECTION TWO HUNDRED  FIFTEEN  OF  THE  ELDER
LAW,  TO  EXTEND THE PERIOD A CAREGIVER CAN REMAIN ACTIVE IN THE CARE OF
ELDERLY OR DISABLED INDIVIDUALS,  AVOIDING  THE  NEED  FOR  MORE  COSTLY
INSTITUTIONAL PLACEMENT.
  3.  ESTABLISHMENT.    THERE  SHALL BE A MINIMUM OF TEN PROGRAMS ESTAB-
LISHED IN SIX LOCATIONS, WITH AT LEAST ONE SITE  TO  BE  LOCATED  WITHIN
EACH  OF  THE  FOLLOWING SIX REGIONS: NEW YORK CITY, LONG ISLAND, HUDSON
VALLEY, NORTH COUNTRY, CENTRAL  AND  WESTERN.  EACH  LOCATION'S  PROGRAM
SHALL  CONSIST OF UP TO FIFTEEN REGISTRANTS. OPERATORS SHALL BE SELECTED
BASED ON A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PROCESS WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN  TO  THOSE
APPLICANTS  WHO ARE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR CAPACITY TO BUILD PARTNER-
SHIPS AND ENTER INTO COOPERATIVE ARRANGEMENTS. THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE

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CONSTRUED TO PERMIT AN OPERATOR TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR WHICH THE OPERA-
TOR IS NOT OTHERWISE LICENSED OR CERTIFIED TO PROVIDE.
  4. REGISTRANT CARE PLAN. THE OPERATOR SHALL ENSURE:
  (A)  THAT  A  CARE  PLAN  BASED  ON  A COMPREHENSIVE INTERDISCIPLINARY
ASSESSMENT AND, WHEN APPLICABLE, A TRANSFER OR DISCHARGE PLAN IS  DEVEL-
OPED  FOR EACH REGISTRANT WITHIN FIVE VISITS, NOT TO EXCEED THIRTY DAYS,
FROM REGISTRATION;
  (B) EACH REGISTRANT'S CARE PLAN SHALL INCLUDE:
  (I) DESIGNATION OF A PROFESSIONAL PERSON TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR COORDI-
NATING THE CARE PLAN;
  (II) THE REGISTRANT'S PERTINENT DIAGNOSES,  INCLUDING  MENTAL  STATUS,
TYPES  OF EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES REQUIRED, CASE MANAGEMENT, FREQUENCY OF
PLANNED VISITS, PROGNOSIS, REHABILITATION POTENTIAL, FUNCTIONAL  LIMITA-
TIONS,  PLANNED  ACTIVITIES,  NUTRITIONAL  REQUIREMENTS, MEDICATIONS AND
TREATMENTS, NECESSARY MEASURES TO PROTECT AGAINST  INJURY,  INSTRUCTIONS
FOR  DISCHARGE  OR  REFERRAL  IF APPLICABLE, ORDERS FOR THERAPY SERVICES
INCLUDING THE SPECIFIC PROCEDURES AND MODALITIES  TO  BE  USED  AND  THE
AMOUNT, FREQUENCY AND DURATION OF SUCH SERVICES, AND ANY OTHER APPROPRI-
ATE ITEM;
  (III)  THE  MEDICAL  AND NURSING GOALS AND LIMITATIONS ANTICIPATED FOR
THE REGISTRANT AND, AS APPROPRIATE, THE NUTRITIONAL, SOCIAL, REHABILITA-
TIVE AND LEISURE TIME GOALS AND LIMITATIONS;
  (IV) THE REGISTRANT'S POTENTIAL FOR REMAINING IN THE COMMUNITY; AND
  (V) A DESCRIPTION OF ALL SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED TO THE REGISTRANT  BY
THE PROGRAM, INFORMAL SUPPORTS AND OTHER COMMUNITY RESOURCES PURSUANT TO
THE CARE PLAN, AND HOW SUCH SERVICES WILL BE COORDINATED;
  (C)  DEVELOPMENT AND MODIFICATION OF THE CARE PLAN IS COORDINATED WITH
OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS OUTSIDE THE PROGRAM WHO ARE INVOLVED IN  THE
REGISTRANT'S CARE; AND
  (D)  THE  RESPONSIBLE  PERSONS,  WITH THE APPROPRIATE PARTICIPATION OF
CONSULTANTS IN THE  MEDICAL,  SOCIAL,  PARAMEDICAL  AND  RELATED  FIELDS
INVOLVED IN THE REGISTRANT'S CARE:
  (I)  RECORD  IN THE CLINICAL RECORD CHANGES IN THE REGISTRANT'S STATUS
WHICH REQUIRE ALTERATIONS IN THE REGISTRANT CARE PLAN;
  (II) MODIFY THE CARE PLAN ACCORDINGLY;
  (III) REVIEW THE CARE PLAN AT LEAST ONCE EVERY SIX MONTHS AND WHENEVER
THE REGISTRANT'S CONDITION WARRANTS AND DOCUMENT EACH SUCH REVIEW IN THE
CLINICAL RECORD; AND
  (IV) PROMPTLY ALERT THE REGISTRANT'S AUTHORIZED  HEALTH  CARE  PRACTI-
TIONER  OF  ANY  SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THE REGISTRANT'S CONDITION WHICH
INDICATE A NEED TO REVISE THE CARE PLAN.
  5. REIMBURSEMENT. FOR THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION,  REIMBURSEMENT
RATES  UNDER TITLE ELEVEN OF ARTICLE FIVE OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW FOR
PROGRAMS SHALL BE AS FOLLOWS:
  (A) LEVEL I SERVICES WILL BE REIMBURSED AT FORTY PERCENT OF  THE  BASE
RATE;
  (B)  LEVEL  II  SERVICES WILL BE REIMBURSED AT SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF
THE BASE RATE; AND
  (C) LEVEL III SERVICES WILL BE REIMBURSED AT ONE  HUNDRED  PERCENT  OF
THE BASE RATE.
  6.  EVALUATION  AND  REPORT. NO LATER THAN JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND
FOURTEEN, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE  THE  GOVERNOR,  THE  TEMPORARY
PRESIDENT  OF  THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY WITH A WRITTEN
EVALUATION OF THE PROGRAM, BASED ON AN ASSESSMENT TOOL DEVELOPED BY  THE
DEPARTMENT.  SUCH  EVALUATION SHALL ADDRESS THE OVERALL EFFECTIVENESS OF
THE PROGRAM IN IMPROVING OUTCOMES FOR INDIVIDUAL PATIENTS AND GROUPS  OF

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PATIENTS,  REDUCING  COSTS,  ENCOURAGING PLACEMENTS IN APPROPRIATE ADULT
DAY HEALTH SERVICES SETTINGS, AND ENHANCING  THE  AVAILABILITY  OF  LESS
RESTRICTIVE AND LESS INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES; SHALL EVALUATE THE NEED FOR
LEVEL  I, II AND III SERVICES AND THE IMPACT ON THE AVAILABILITY OF EACH
OF THE SERVICES ON COST AND INSTITUTIONAL PLACEMENT; AND  SHALL  CONTAIN
RECOMMENDATIONS  RELATIVE  TO  EXTENDING  AND  EXPANDING THE PROGRAM. IN
EVALUATING INDIVIDUAL OUTCOMES, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL CONSULT WITH  THE
CENTER FOR FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT RESEARCH AT THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW
YORK AT BUFFALO.
  7.  WAIVERS  AND FEDERAL APPROVALS. (A) THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION
SHALL NOT APPLY UNLESS ALL NECESSARY APPROVALS  UNDER  FEDERAL  LAW  AND
REGULATION HAVE BEEN OBTAINED TO RECEIVE FEDERAL FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION
IN THE COSTS OF SERVICES PROVIDED UNDER THIS SECTION.
  (B)  THE  COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO SUBMIT AMENDMENTS TO THE STATE
PLAN FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND SUBMIT  ONE  OR  MORE  APPLICATIONS  FOR
WAIVERS  OF  THE  FEDERAL  SOCIAL  SECURITY  ACT,  TO OBTAIN THE FEDERAL
APPROVALS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THIS SECTION.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL
SUBMIT  SUCH AMENDMENTS OR APPLICATIONS FOR WAIVERS BY SEPTEMBER THIRTI-
ETH, TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN, AND SHALL  USE  BEST  EFFORTS  TO  OBTAIN  THE
APPROVALS REQUIRED BY THIS SUBDIVISION IN A TIMELY MANNER SO AS TO ALLOW
EARLY IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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