senate Bill S4068

Requires residential health care facilities to allow patients and prospective patients to examine financial audits

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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  • 07 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE

Summary

Requires residential health care facilities to provide notices to patients when a temporary operator has been appointed.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2446
Versions:
S4068
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง460-d, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: A3576A, A3576A
2009-2010: A11126, A11126

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4068

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation
to requiring residential health care facilities and adult homes to
advise current and prospective residents of the financial condition of
the facility

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Requires residential health care
facilities to allow patients and prospective patients to examine
financial audits.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill shall provide written
notification to residents of all adult home, enriched housing
programs, residences for adults and assisted programs where a
temporary operator has been appointed.

JUSTIFICATION: To provide patients and prospective patients with full
disclosure about the current financial status of the nursing home
facility or managed residential community so that patients can make an
informed decision about admission.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013 - New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4068

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring  resi-
  dential  health  care facilities and adult homes to advise current and
  prospective residents of the financial condition of the facility

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

  Section  1.    Section  460-d of the social services law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 17 to read as follows:
  17. THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SHALL  PROVIDE  WRITTEN  NOTIFICATION  TO
RESIDENTS  OF ALL ADULT HOMES, ENRICHED HOUSING PROGRAMS, RESIDENCES FOR
ADULTS AND ASSISTED LIVING PROGRAMS WHERE A TEMPORARY OPERATOR HAS  BEEN
APPOINTED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00169-01-3

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