senate Bill S7345

Amended

Requires adult protective services to consult with the local area agency on aging when the individual requiring services is sixty years of age or older

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 02 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO AGING
  • 14 / May / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 23 / May / 2012
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 23 / May / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 7345A

Summary

Requires adult protective services to consult with the local area agency on aging when the individual requiring services is sixty years of age or older.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9942
Versions:
S7345
S7345A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง473, Soc Serv L

Votes

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7345

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring
adult protective services to consult with the local area agency on
aging when the individual requiring services is sixty-two years of age
or older

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To improve access to local services for seniors in need of adult
protective services by requiring adult protective services, when
serving an individual age sixty-two or older, to consult with the
local area agencies on aging regarding programs and services.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Amends paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 473 of the Social
Services Law to require adult protective services, when serving
individuals age sixty-two or older, to inform and consult with local
area agencies on aging regarding programs and services available to
help these individuals.

JUSTIFICATION:
Effective delivery of adult protective services requires coordination
and cooperation among a network of service providers. Current law
requires local social services districts to consult with public,
private, and voluntary agencies regarding health, mental health,
aging, and legal services. This bill would ensure that seniors seeking
adult protective services are made aware of all the appropriate, local
services that are available to them by requiring adult protective
services to consult with local area agencies on aging.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7345

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2012
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring  adult
  protective  services  to  consult  with the local area agency on aging
  when the individual requiring services is sixty-two years  of  age  or
  older

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 473 of the social
services law, as added by chapter 446 of  the  laws  of  1979  and  such
section  as renumbered by chapter 991 of the laws of 1981, is amended to
read as follows:
  (a) (1) In that the effective  delivery  of  protective  services  for
adults  requires  a  network  of  professional  consultants and services
providers, local social services districts shall plan with other public,
private and voluntary agencies including  but  not  limited  to  health,
mental  health,  aging,  legal  and  law  enforcement  agencies, for the
purpose of assuring maximum local understanding, coordination and  coop-
erative action in the provision of appropriate services.
  (2)  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH SUBPARAGRAPH ONE OF THIS PARAGRAPH, WHEN THE
INDIVIDUAL TO BE SERVED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION IS SIXTY-TWO  YEARS  OF
AGE  OR  OLDER,  THE  LOCAL  AREA  AGENCY ON AGING SHALL BE INFORMED AND
CONSULTED ON PROGRAMS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE TO HELP SERVE THE  INDIVID-
UAL.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15347-02-2

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