S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
January 27, 2014
Introduced by Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring health
care providers and practitioners to provide contact information for
the NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care program
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section
2997-e to read as follows:
S 2997-E. PROVISION OF CONTACT INFORMATION RELATING TO LONG TERM CARE.
WHENEVER A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER OR PRACTITIONER MAKES A RECOMMENDATION
REGARDING THE NECESSITY OF LONG TERM CARE SERVICES OR A REFERRAL FOR THE
RECEIPT OF LONG TERM CARE SERVICES TO A PATIENT, THE PATIENT OR
PATIENT'S DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE SHALL BE PROVIDED BY THE HEALTH CARE
PROVIDER OR PRACTITIONER THE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NY CONNECTS: CHOIC-
ES FOR LONG TERM CARE, ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION EIGHT OF
SECTION TWO HUNDRED THREE OF THE ELDER LAW, THAT CORRESPONDS TO THE
PATIENT'S COUNTY OF RESIDENCE OR PROSPECTIVE COUNTY OF RESIDENCE BASED
ON THE PREFERENCE OF THE PATIENT.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.