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