senate Bill S348

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the home delivered meal assistance program

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to aging
Apr 04, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Feb 22, 2011 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 05, 2011 referred to aging

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Apr 4, 2011 - Aging committee Vote

S348
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Aging Committee Vote: Apr 4, 2011

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S348 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8988
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง224, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S3340D, A7152C
2011-2012: A396

S348 - Summary

Establishes the home delivered meal assistance program.

S348 - Sponsor Memo

S348 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   348

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 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  establishing  the  home
  delivered meal assistance program

  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  224  to
read as follows:
  S 224. HOME DELIVERED MEAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. 1.  ANY PERSON THAT (A)
MEETS  THE  CRITERIA ESTABLISHED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, (B)
WHO IS NOT RECEIVING THE SERVICES OF THE HOME DELIVERED MEAL  ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM DUE TO INADEQUATE FUNDING AND (C) IS CURRENTLY ON A WAITING LIST
FOR  THE  HOME  DELIVERED  MEAL  ASSISTANCE  PROGRAM,  SHALL RECEIVE THE
SERVICES OF THE HOME DELIVERED MEAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
  2. ANY PERSON ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE SERVICES OF THE  HOME  DELIVERED
MEAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
  (A) IS SIXTY YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER;
  (B) IS INCAPACITATED DUE TO ACCIDENT, ILLNESS OR FRAILTY;
  (C) LACKS THE SUPPORT OF FAMILY, FRIENDS OR NEIGHBORS; AND
  (D)  IS UNABLE TO PREPARE MEALS DUE TO A LACK OR INADEQUACY OF FACILI-
TIES, OR AN INABILITY TO SHOP, COOK OR PREPARE MEALS SAFELY, OR  A  LACK
OF KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL.
  3. THE SPOUSE OF A PERSON WHO MEETS THE CRITERIA ESTABLISHED IN SUBDI-
VISION  TWO OF THIS SECTION, REGARDLESS OF AGE, MAY RECEIVE THE SERVICES
OF THE HOME  DELIVERED  MEAL  ASSISTANCE  PROGRAM  IF  RECEIPT  OF  SUCH
SERVICES IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE HOMEBOUND ELDERLY PERSON.
  4.  THE  AREA  AGENCY  MUST  ENSURE  THAT  EACH PERSON REFERRED FOR OR
REQUESTING THE SERVICES OF THE HOME DELIVERED MEAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IS
ASSESSED BY THE AREA AGENCY OR SUCH AREA AGENCY'S SUBCONTRACTING  ORGAN-
IZATION  TO  PERFORM  SUCH ASSESSMENT.   SUCH ASSESSMENT SHALL DETERMINE

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

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