senate Bill S1322A

Relates to increasing the availability of adult day health care programs in certain counties

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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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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 17 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HEALTH
  • 17 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 1322A

Summary

Relates to increasing the availability of adult day care programs in counties with a population of more than 1,332,650 and less than 1,334,544.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2419A
Versions:
S1322
S1322A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Health
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S117A, A1177A
2009-2010: S3120A, A8844A
2007-2008: S8625, A11578

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BILL NUMBER:S1322A

TITLE OF BILL: An act relating to increasing availability of adult
day health care programs; and providing for the repeal of such
provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would authorize a
demonstration program to evaluate the impact of increasing the size of
adult day health programs operating in a high demand area.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Authorizes an increase in the number of authorized slots
for an adult day health care program operating in a county of
specified size which is unable to accommodate individuals awaiting
placement. Such increase could be for no more twenty-four additional
slots and would be conditioned on the preparation of an evaluation of
the demonstration program's cost savings to state and local
governments. If the program does not produce documented cost savings,
the Commissioner of Health would be authorized to terminate the
program.

Section 2. Effective Date

EFFECTS OF PRESENT LAW WHICH THIS BILL WOULD ALTER: This would be a
new demonstration program.

JUSTIFICATION: Adult day health care programs were created as an
alternative to hospitalization, to enable adults with functional
impairments to maintain their health status and remain in the
community. However, the success of these programs can sometimes create
situations where community demand for services outstrips the number of
available slots. State agencies overseeing youth facilities and mental
health programs have successfully employed temporary capacity waivers
as a cost-effective and practical strategy to address similar
situations. This bill would permit evaluation of this potential tool
for cost savings for adult day health care programs.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013: S. 1322 - Referred to Health/A.2419
- Referred to Aging 2012: S.117A-Amend and Recommit to Health/ A.1177A
- Amend and Recommit to Aging 2011: S.117 - Discharged from Aging and
Committed to Health/A.1177 - Referred to Aging 2009-10: S.3120A -
Reported and Committed to Finance/A.8844A Referred to Aging 2008:
S.8625/A.11578 - Passed both Houses; Veto Memo 151; Tabled

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: The bill will
have no negative fiscal effects, since any adults admitted to
additional slots will be less likely to consume other, more costly
health services. Cost savings under the demonstration program are
required to be documented.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately, and to be deemed repealed September 1,
2020; provided that services may continue and be paid for in the event
an individual chooses to remain in a program beyond such date.


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

                                 1322--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. DIAZ, SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health -- recommitted
  to the Committee on Health in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT relating to increasing availability  of  adult  day  health  care
  programs; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expira-
  tion thereof

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
an adult day health care program, established pursuant to 10 NYCRR  Part
425, having twenty-four authorized slots, and located in a county with a
population  of  more  than one million three hundred thirty-two thousand
six hundred fifty and less than one million  three  hundred  thirty-four
thousand  five  hundred forty-four persons based on the two thousand ten
federal census, and which at any point in time is unable to  accommodate
individuals  awaiting  placement into the adult day health care program,
shall be authorized by the commissioner of health to increase the number
of adult day health care slots available for a specified period of  time
as part of a demonstration program by up to twenty-four slots; provided,
however,  that  such program shall otherwise satisfy all other adult day
health care program requirements as set forth  in  10  NYCRR  Part  425.
Further, any such adult home that receives authorization to increase the
number of adult day health care slots available pursuant to this section
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
the state and local governments, the number of  persons  served  by  the
program by county, a description of the demographic and clinical charac-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00401-02-4

S. 1322--A                          2

teristics  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
commissioner of health shall submit a report to the governor, the tempo-
rary president of the senate and  the  speaker  of  the  assembly  which
outlines the reasons for early termination of such program.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed September 1, 2020; provided, that any person  placed  in
an  adult  day  health care program pursuant to 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;
and provided, further, that state funding for the provision of adult day
health care 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.

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