senate Bill S5116

Amends the definition of eligible services to include education regarding elder abuse and exploitation

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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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  • 10 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO AGING
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1651
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A7231

Summary

Amends the definition of eligible services to include education regarding elder abuse and exploitation.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7231
Versions:
S5116
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง209, Eld L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5116

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to amending
the definition of eligible services to include education regarding
elder abuse and exploitation

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To increase awareness of elder abuse among residents of Naturally
Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs) and Neighborhood NORCs.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Amends paragraph (d) of subdivision 1 of section 209 of the Elder Law
to include education regarding the signs and symptoms of elder abuse
and exploitation and available resources for victims of elder abuse or
exploitation as an eligible service that NORCs and Neighborhood NORCs
may provide to their residents.

JUSTIFICATION:

As we encourage and support seniors to age in place in their
communities, it is important that we make information available to
them regarding elder abuse and exploitation. The number of seniors in
our state is growing quickly so the number of cases of elder abuse and
exploitation will also be increasing. Many seniors may suspect that
they or someone they know may be a victim of abuse, but not know what
resources are available to help them. It is important that our seniors
know that they if they are a victim of elder abuse or exploitation
that there are resources available to help them.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5116

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- 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 amending the definition of
  eligible  services  to  include  education  regarding  elder abuse and
  exploitation

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

  Section  1. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 1 of section 209 of the elder
law, as amended by section 41 of part A of chapter 58  of  the  laws  of
2010, is amended to read as follows:
  (d) "Eligible services" shall mean services including, but not limited
to:  case  management,  care coordination, counseling, health assessment
and monitoring,  transportation,  socialization  activities,  home  care
facilitation  and  monitoring,  EDUCATION  REGARDING  THE SIGNS OF ELDER
ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION AND AVAILABLE RESOURCES FOR A   SENIOR WHO  IS  A
SUSPECTED  VICTIM  OF  ELDER  ABUSE  OR EXPLOITATION, and other services
designed to address  the  needs  of  residents  of  naturally  occurring
retirement  communities  by  helping  them  extend  their  independence,
improve their quality of life, and avoid unnecessary hospital and  nurs-
ing home stays.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09683-01-3

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