senate Bill S188

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the disclosure of special care offered to persons with Alzheimer's disease or dementia

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
Jan 05, 2011 referred to health

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S188 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3883
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 20-B §§2010 - 2012, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1448, A2592

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

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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