senate Bill S7062

Extends provisions of chapter 371 of the laws of 2009 relating to the residential care off-site facility demonstration project

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 26 / Apr / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 22 / May / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.875
  • 23 / May / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A9948

Summary

Extends provisions relating to the residential care off-site facility demonstration project.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9948
Versions:
S7062
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Public Health
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2, Chap 371 of 2009

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7062

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend chapter 371 of the laws of 2009 amending the public health law
relating to the residential care off-site facility demonstration
project, in relation to extending the effectiveness thereof

PURPOSE:
To extend the demonstration project that allows for the
provision of physical, occupational and speech therapy by a
residential health care facility at an off-site location until June
2015.

SUMMARY:
This bill extends the residential care off-site facility
demonstration project until June 2015.

EXISTING LAW:
Existing law has established the "Residential care
off-site facility demonstration project." Under the demonstration
project, the Department of Health would approve up to three
residential health care facilities to provide physical, occupational
and speech therapy, as well as related educational services, at an
off-site facility as a means to assess reimbursement methodologies
and delivery methods related to such services.

JUSTIFICATION:
Demonstration programs allow the State to test
innovative approaches to care delivery that would often be impossible
or subject to burdensome administrative requirements. In this case,
provision of physical therapy and other services outside of a nursing
home will broaden the range of care and treatment residents are able
to access. For example, a partnership between the RHCF and a
non-profit health club or recreation facility would allow physical
therapists to use equipment such as weight machines and Swimming
pools. This would allow the therapists to use methods that may speed
recovery and improve the quality of life for residents who would
otherwise not have the opportunity to access to such comprehensive
care. Speedier recoveries and maintenance of a generally higher level
of health among nursing home residents may in turn save the State
money since an overwhelming proportion of long-term care in that
setting is government financed.

The success of this program over the past few years has justified that
it be extended until June 2015.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately and shall
expire June 30, 2015 when upon such date the provisions of this act
shall be deemed repealed.

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

                                  7062

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 26, 2012
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend chapter 371 of the laws  of  2009  amending  the  public
  health  law  relating to the residential care off-site facility demon-
  stration project, in relation to extending the effectiveness thereof

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

  Section  1.  Section 2 of chapter 371 of the laws of 2009 amending the
public health law relating to the  residential  care  off-site  facility
demonstration project is amended to read as follows:
  S  2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire June 30,
[2012] 2015 when upon such date the provisions  of  this  act  shall  be
deemed repealed.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15245-01-2

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