senate Bill S5541

Extends provisions of law relating to foster care demonstration programs

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  • 16 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1500
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A7504

Summary

Extends provisions of law relating to foster care demonstration programs.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7504
Versions:
S5541
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Family Services
Laws Affected:
Amd §3, Chap 942 of 1982; amd §3, Chap 541 of 1984; amd §6, Chap 256 of 1985

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BILL NUMBER:S5541

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 942 of the laws of 1983 and
chapter 541 of the laws of 1984, relating to foster family care
demonstration programs, and to amend chapter 256 of the laws of 1985,
amending the social services law and other laws relating to foster
family care demonstration programs, in relation to extending the
expirations thereof

PURPOSE: This legislation will extend the expiration date of the
foster family care demonstration program for an additional four years.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends various sections relating to the foster
family care demonstration programs by extending the provisions to
expire December 31, 2017.

EXISTING LAW: Current provisions are set to expire December 31, 2013.

JUSTIFICATION: The authority for the foster family care demonstration
program was originally established by Chapter 942 of the laws of 1983
and chapter 541 of the laws of 1984. The program was extended over the
years and is set to expire in December 2013.

The State is constantly trying to find ways to reduce and contain
rising Medicaid costs. The foster family care demonstration program
has been one such attempt. It was established as a cost effective
community based alternative to care in a residential health care
facility. Foster family care providers serve one or two individuals
who are medically eligible for residential health care or personal
care services and who lack a home or the resources or family support
to live in the community. Care-givers provide room and board,
supervision, and assistance with personal care in their home. A
sponsoring agency supervises the care and is also responsible for
recruitment and training.

Foster family care is financed from a combination of Supplemental
Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid or private pay. The demonstration
project was originally tested in two sites, Westchester and Dutchess
counties. Chapter 942 of the Laws of 1983 and Chapter 541 of the Laws
of 1984, authorized the continuation of these two demonstration sites
and authorized the Department to designate up to 10 additional
entities to participate. The foster family care demonstration program
is an important option in the long term care continuum that should be
extended. The program serves a distinct population in a cost-effective
manner and develops familial relationships between clients and
caregivers. It also reduces institutionalization, emergency room
visits and hospital admissions.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately

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

                                  5541

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families

AN ACT to amend chapter 942 of the laws of 1983 and chapter 541  of  the
  laws  of  1984, relating to foster family care demonstration programs,
  and to amend chapter 256 of the laws  of  1985,  amending  the  social
  services  law  and  other  laws  relating to foster family care demon-
  stration programs, in relation to extending the expirations thereof

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

  Section  1.  Section 3 of chapter 942 of the laws of 1983, relating to
foster family care demonstration programs, as amended by section  40  of
part B of chapter 58 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  S  3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire December
31, [2013] 2017.
  S 2. Section 3 of chapter 541 of the laws of 1984, relating to  foster
family  care  demonstration programs, as amended by section 41 of part B
of chapter 58 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  S 3. This section and subdivision two of section two of this act shall
take effect immediately and the remaining provisions of this  act  shall
take  effect  on the one hundred twentieth day next thereafter. This act
shall expire December 31, [2013] 2017.
  S 3. Section 6 of chapter 256 of the laws of 1985, amending the social
services law and other laws relating to foster family care demonstration
programs, as amended by section 42 of part B of chapter 58 of  the  laws
of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  S  6. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire December
31, [2013] 2017 and upon such date the provisions of this act  shall  be
deemed to be repealed.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10958-01-3

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