senate Bill S2093

Signed by Governor

Requires the director of the office of the aging to develop materials relating to elder abuse awareness in social adult day services programs

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 10 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO AGING
  • 12 / Feb / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.80
  • 27 / Feb / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 28 / Feb / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO AGING
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A1960
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.302
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 01 / Nov / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 13 / Nov / 2013
    • SIGNED CHAP.492

Summary

Requires the director of the office of the aging to develop materials for employees and volunteers relating to elder abuse awareness in social adult day services programs.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1960
Versions:
S2093
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง215, Eld L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S7282, A9930

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2093

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to
requiring the director of the office of the aging to develop materials
relating to elder abuse awareness in social adult day services
programs

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To increase awareness of elder abuse among employees and volunteers of
social adult day programs.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Amends subdivision 2 of section 215 of the Elder Law to require the
director of the State Office for the Aging to develop materials for
employees and volunteers of social adult day services and social adult
day care programs. Materials would include, but not be limited to,
ways to discuss suspected elder abuse with seniors and resources for
counseling, shelter, and other assistance.

EXISTING LAW: None

JUSTIFICATION:
The National Center on Elder Abuse estimates that for every case of
elder abuse that is reported, another five may go unreported.
Increasing awareness of elder abuse and the resources available for
victims can result in more victims being identified and helped.
Providing awareness materials to employees and volunteers who interact
with seniors regularly in adult day programs can allow instances of
elder abuse to be identified and addressed before a tragedy occurs.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.7282 of 2012 - Referred to Aging

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2093

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to requiring the director  of
  the  office  of the aging to develop materials relating to elder abuse
  awareness in social adult day services programs

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 215 of the elder law is amended by
adding a new paragraph (c) to read as follows:
  (C)  THE DIRECTOR SHALL DEVELOP MATERIALS FOR EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS
OF PROGRAMS PROVIDING SOCIAL ADULT DAY SERVICES OR SOCIAL ADULT DAY CARE
ON THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ELDER ABUSE. SUCH MATERIALS SHALL  INCLUDE,
BUT  NOT  BE  LIMITED  TO,  WAYS  TO  DISCUSS SUSPECTED ELDER ABUSE WITH
SENIORS WHERE ABUSE IS SUSPECTED AND RESOURCES TO WHICH SENIORS  MAY  BE
REFERRED FOR COUNSELING, SHELTER, OR OTHER ASSISTANCE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01911-01-3

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