senate Bill S7255

Relates to guidelines for local area agencies on aging relating to assistance for informal caregivers

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 08 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO AGING
  • 20 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.830
  • 21 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A8871

Summary

Relates to guidelines for local area agencies on aging relating to assistance for informal caregivers.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8871
Versions:
S7255
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง206, Eld L

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7255

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to
guidelines for local area agencies on aging relating to assistance for
informal caregivers

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To assist informal caregivers by
improving outreach at the local level.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends section 206 of the
elder law, which comprises the informal caregiver training program, to
add the development of guidelines for local area agencies on aging to
provide information and assistance to gain access to available
services as well as referrals for counseling to assist and support
informal caregivers.

JUSTIFICATION: The majority of care provided to the rapidly growing
number of seniors in the State and the country is performed by
informal caregivers. Family members in the form of spouses, children,
grandchildren, siblings, and others are the largest source of informal
caregivers and often do not receive much support from outside sources.
The State provides some informal caregiver training, but more needs to
be done in terms of outreach regarding the availability of services
and referrals to counseling to help informal caregivers continue to
provide care.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  7255

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- 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 guidelines for local  area
  agencies on aging relating to assistance for informal caregivers

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 206 of the  elder
law is amended by adding a new subparagraph 4 to read as follows:
  (4)  DEVELOP  GUIDELINES  FOR LOCAL AREA AGENCIES ON AGING IN ORDER TO
PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:
  (I) INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE REGARDING GAINING ACCESS  TO  AVAILABLE
SERVICES TO ASSIST INFORMAL CAREGIVERS;
  (II)    RESOURCE   REFERRALS   FOR   INFORMAL   CAREGIVERS   REGARDING
DECISION-MAKING ON BEHALF OF THE INDIVIDUAL RECEIVING CARE; AND
  (III) COUNSELING REFERRALS FOR INFORMAL CAREGIVERS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13743-02-4

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