senate Bill S6948

Makes permanent the authorization to assisted living programs in certain counties to increase the availability of assisted living beds

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  • 16 / Apr / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1083
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A10304

Summary

Makes permanent the authorization to assisted living programs in certain counties to increase the availability of assisted living beds.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10304
Versions:
S6948
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §461-1, Soc Serv L; amd §2, Chap 545 of 2003

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6948

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the social services law, in relation to assisted living
programs in certain counties which are authorized to increase the avail-
ability of assisted living beds; and to amend chapter 545 of the laws of
2005, amending the social services law relating to the assisted living
program, in relation to making permanent and eliminating the expiration
of the provisions thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

This bill would make permanent the provisions of Chapter 545 of the Laws
of 2003 which created an Assisted Living Program (ALP) located in a
county with a population of more than one hundred ten thousand and less
than one hundred fifty thousand persons based on the two thousand feder-
al census.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill amends section 461-l of Chapter 593 of the laws
of 2005 to clarify that the population criteria cited in the law is
based on the 2000 Federal Census and to eliminate the requirement of an
annual report to the Commissioner of the Department of Health, the
Governor and the Legislature, regarding the cost savings to the to the
State and local governments.

Section 2 of the bill amends Section 2 of Chapter 545 of the laws of
2003 to remove the repeal date, thereby making the law permanent.

JUSTIFICATION:

Since this ALP program was expanded in 2003, the State and local govern-
ments have consistently saved Medicaid dollars. Making the law permanent
will ensure continued savings.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill that would make permanent Chapter 545 of the Laws of
2003, which was extended by Chapter 593 of the Laws of 2005 and Chapter
374 of the Laws of 2010.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Continued savings to State and local government is anticipated.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  6948

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 16, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to assisted  living
  programs  in  certain  counties  which  are authorized to increase the
  availability of assisted living beds; and to amend chapter 545 of  the
  laws  of  2005,  amending  the  social  services  law  relating to the
  assisted living program, in relation to making permanent and eliminat-
  ing the expiration of the provisions thereof

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (g)  of  subdivision 3 of section 461-l of the
social services law, as amended by chapter 593 of the laws of  2005,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (g)  Notwithstanding  any  other provision of law to the contrary, any
assisted living program having less  than  seventy-five  authorized  bed
slots,  located  in  a county with a population of more than one hundred
ten thousand and less than one hundred fifty thousand persons BASED UPON
THE DECENNIAL FEDERAL CENSUS FOR THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND, and which at any
point in time is unable to accommodate  individuals  awaiting  placement
into  the  assisted  living program, shall be authorized to increase the
number of assisted living beds available for a specified period of  time
as  part  of  a  demonstration  program  by  up to thirty percent of its
approved bed level; provided, however, that such program shall otherwise
satisfy all other assisted living program requirements as set  forth  in
this section. In addition, any program which receives such authorization
and  which  at  any  point  on or after July first, two thousand five is
unable to accommodate individuals awaiting placement into  the  assisted
program,  shall be authorized to further increase the number of assisted
living beds available as part of this demonstration  program  by  up  to
twenty-five  percent  of  its  bed  level as of July first, two thousand
five; provided, however, that such program shall otherwise  satisfy  all
other assisted living program requirements as set forth in this section.
[Further,  any such program which receives authorization to increase the
number of assisted living beds  available  pursuant  to  this  paragraph

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15376-01-2

S. 6948                             2

shall submit a report annually to the commissioner of health, the gover-
nor, the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assem-
bly,  which  contains  the cost of the program, including the savings to
state and local governments, the number of persons served by the program
by county, a description of the demographic and clinical characteristics
of  patients  served by the program, and an evaluation of the quality of
care provided to persons served by the program.  After  release  of  the
second  report  by any such program if the findings of the report do not
reflect a cost savings to the state and local governments,  the  program
may  be  terminated  immediately  by the commissioner of health.  Within
thirty days of the termination of a demonstration program,  the  commis-
sioner  of  health  shall submit a report to the governor, the temporary
president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly  which  outlines
the reasons for early termination of such program.]
  S 2. Section 2 of chapter 545 of the laws of 2003, amending the social
services  law  relating  to  the  assisted living program, as amended by
chapter 374 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  S 2. This act shall take  effect  immediately  [and  shall  be  deemed
repealed  September  1,  2013.    Provided that, any person placed in an
assisted living program pursuant to paragraph (g) of  subdivision  3  of
section  461-l  of  the  social services law, as added by section one of
this act, prior to the repeal of this act shall be authorized to  remain
in  such  program  and  receive the services thereof after the repeal of
this act. Furthermore, state  funding  for  the  provision  of  assisted
living  program services authorized by this act shall continue after the
repeal of this act for any person to which the provisions  of  this  act
shall continue to apply].
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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