senate Bill S1898

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires establishment of model community programs

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Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 21, 2012 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to local government
Mar 31, 2011 committee discharged and committed to local government
Feb 28, 2011 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 14, 2011 referred to aging

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S1898 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9071
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง203-a, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1702
2009-2010: A11305

S1898 - Summary

Requires establishment of model community programs, including a model telephone reassurance program and a model visiting program for elders.

S1898 - Sponsor Memo

S1898 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1898

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  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 requiring establishment of
  model community programs for local agencies, including a  model  tele-
  phone reassurance program and a model visiting program for elders

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

  Section 1. The elder law is amended by adding a new section  203-a  to
read as follows:
  S  203-A. MODEL COMMUNITY PROGRAMS. IN ORDER TO ENCOURAGE THE DEVELOP-
MENT OF ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS  THAT  PROMOTE  AGING  WITH  DIGNITY  IN
COMMUNITIES,  THE  OFFICE  SHALL  DEVELOP MODEL COMMUNITY PROGRAMS TO BE
DISTRIBUTED UPON REQUEST TO LOCAL AREA AGENCIES ON AGING  AND  COMMUNITY
BASED  ORGANIZATIONS.  SUCH  MODEL  COMMUNITY PROGRAMS SHALL INCLUDE THE
FOLLOWING:
  1. A MODEL TELEPHONE REASSURANCE PROGRAM SHALL BE DEVELOPED TO PROVIDE
FOR THE FOLLOWING:
  (A) PHONE CALLS BY THE ORGANIZATION MAINTAINING THE PROGRAM TO PARTIC-
IPATING SENIORS AT AN AGREED UPON TIME EACH DAY;
  (B) A SECONDARY CONTACT, WHERE APPLICABLE,  TO  BE  CONTACTED  IF  THE
SENIOR DOES NOT ANSWER THE INITIAL CALL AND BEFORE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
ARE CONTACTED;
  (C)  COORDINATION  WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO ENSURE AN APPROPRIATE
RESPONSE IN THE EVENT THE SENIOR CANNOT BE CONTACTED;
  (D) ADVANCE CONSENT TO ACCESS TO THE HOME BY LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT  TO
DETERMINE  THE STATUS OF THE SENIOR IF CONTACT WITH THE SENIOR COULD NOT
BE MADE; AND
  (E) INCREASED COORDINATION BETWEEN THE SENIORS UTILIZING  THE  PROGRAM
AND  PROGRAM  OPERATORS TO REDUCE INCIDENTS RESULTING IN UNNECESSARY LAW
ENFORCEMENT RESPONSE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04508-01-1

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