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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to health|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to health|
senate Bill S188
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S188 - Details
S188 - Summary
Makes provisions relating to the disclosure of special care offered to persons with Alzheimer's disease or dementia; requires any facility that offers, advertises, markets or otherwise promotes itself as providing Alzheimer's and dementia special care must disclose the form of care or treatment provided that distinguishes it as being especially applicable or suitable for persons diagnosed with Alzheimer's, dementia or other disorders; authorizes the commissioner of health to promulgate necessary rules and regulations; provides for a five hundred dollar civil penalty for a violation.
S188 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S188 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to disclosure of special care offered to persons with Alzheimer's disease or dementia PURPOSE: This bill will require a residential health care facility, an adult day health care program, or n continuing care retirement community, that advertises or markets itself as providing Alzheimer's and dementia special care shall disclose the form of care or treatment provided. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Bill1 adds a new Article 20-8 to the Public Health Law (PHL) entitled "Alzheimer's and dementia special care disclosure." PHL § 2010 defines "Alzheimer's and dementia special care" as care or treatment provided to a person diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, a related disorder or dementia. "Facility" includes a residential health care facility, an adult day health program, a continuing care retirement community. PHL § 2011 sets forth requirements for Alzheimer's and dementia
S188 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 188 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MAZIARZ, DeFRANCISCO, FUSCHILLO, GOLDEN, GRIFFO, LITTLE, SALAND, SEWARD, SKELOS -- 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 disclosure of special care offered to persons with Alzheimer's disease or dementia 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 article 20-B to read as follows: ARTICLE 20-B ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA SPECIAL CARE DISCLOSURE SECTION 2010. DEFINITIONS. 2011. ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA SPECIAL CARE DISCLOSURE. 2012. ENFORCEMENT; CIVIL PENALTIES. S 2010. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE: 1. "ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA SPECIAL CARE" MEANS CARE OR TREATMENT PROVIDED TO A PERSON DIAGNOSED WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, A RELATED DISORDER OR DEMENTIA. 2. "FACILITY" SHALL MEAN A RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY, AN ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE PROGRAM OR A CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY. S 2011. ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA SPECIAL CARE DISCLOSURE. 1. ANY FACILITY THAT ADVERTISES OR MARKETS ITSELF AS PROVIDING ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA SPECIAL CARE SHALL DISCLOSE THE FORM OF CARE OR TREATMENT PROVIDED THAT DISTINGUISHES IT AS BEING ESPECIALLY APPLICABLE TO OR SUITABLE FOR PERSONS DIAGNOSED WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, RELATED DISOR- DERS OR DEMENTIA. 2. THE DISCLOSURE SHALL BE MADE TO: (A) THE DEPARTMENT; (B) ANY PERSON SEEKING PLACEMENT IN A FACILITY ON BEHALF OF A PERSON DIAGNOSED WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, A RELATED DISORDER OR DEMENTIA; AND (C) THE STATE LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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