senate Bill S4796C

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires the commissioner of health to create a list of long-term care contact information for the NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care program

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 15, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Mar 05, 2012 print number 4796c
amend and recommit to health
Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
Jun 13, 2011 amended on third reading (t) 4796b
May 23, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 18, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 17, 2011 1st report cal.752
May 03, 2011 print number 4796a
amend (t) and recommit to health
Apr 25, 2011 referred to health

Votes

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May 15, 2012 - Health committee Vote

S4796C
16
0
committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S4796 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7788B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2997-e, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A7788

S4796 - Summary

Requires the commissioner of health to create a list of information by means of which to contact the NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care program.

S4796 - Sponsor Memo

S4796 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4796

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- 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  requiring  hospi-
  tals to provide long-term care contact information to certain patients

  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  section
2803-t to read as follows:
  S  2803-T.  LONG-TERM CARE CONTACT INFORMATION. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
REQUIRE THAT EVERY HOSPITAL SHALL PROVIDE TO EVERY  PATIENT  ANTICIPATED
TO  BE  IN  NEED OF LONG-TERM CARE, CONTACT INFORMATION AT THE TIME SUCH
DETERMINATION IS MADE FOR AT LEAST ONE POINT OF CONTACT IN THE PATIENT'S
COUNTY OF RESIDENCE FOR THE NY CONNECTS:  CHOICES  FOR  LONG  TERM  CARE
PROGRAM ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION EIGHT OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED
THREE  OF THE ELDER LAW, OR IN THE EVENT THAT SUCH POINT OF CONTACT DOES
NOT EXIST IN THE PATIENT'S COUNTY OF RESIDENCE, CONTACT INFORMATION  FOR
THE  AGENCY  ON AGING SERVING THE PATIENT'S COUNTY OF RESIDENCE, AND ANY
OTHER INFORMATION APPROPRIATE TO THE NEEDS AND  CHARACTERISTICS  OF  THE
PATIENT,  INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOCAL INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTERS,
LOCAL DEPARTMENTS OF SOCIAL SERVICES AND LOCAL DEPARTMENTS OF HEALTH.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10910-01-1

S4796A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7788B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2997-e, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A7788

S4796A - Summary

Requires the commissioner of health to create a list of information by means of which to contact the NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care program.

S4796A - Sponsor Memo

S4796A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4796--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the public health law and the elder law, in relation to
  requiring hospitals to provide long-term care contact  information  to
  certain patients

  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  section
2803-t to read as follows:
  S  2803-T.  LONG-TERM CARE CONTACT INFORMATION. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
REQUIRE THAT EVERY HOSPITAL SHALL PROVIDE TO EVERY  PATIENT  ANTICIPATED
TO  BE  IN  NEED OF LONG-TERM CARE, CONTACT INFORMATION AT THE TIME SUCH
DETERMINATION IS MADE FOR AT LEAST ONE POINT OF CONTACT IN THE PATIENT'S
COUNTY OF RESIDENCE FOR THE NY CONNECTS:  CHOICES  FOR  LONG  TERM  CARE
PROGRAM ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION EIGHT OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED
THREE  OF THE ELDER LAW, OR IN THE EVENT THAT SUCH POINT OF CONTACT DOES
NOT EXIST IN THE PATIENT'S COUNTY OF RESIDENCE, CONTACT INFORMATION  FOR
THE  AGENCY  ON AGING SERVING THE PATIENT'S COUNTY OF RESIDENCE, AND ANY
OTHER INFORMATION APPROPRIATE TO THE NEEDS AND  CHARACTERISTICS  OF  THE
PATIENT,  INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOCAL INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTERS,
LOCAL DEPARTMENTS OF SOCIAL SERVICES AND LOCAL DEPARTMENTS OF HEALTH.
  S 2.  Subdivision 8 of section 203 of  the  elder  law,  as  added  by
section  18  of  part B of chapter 58 of the laws of 2007, is amended to
read as follows:
  [8.] 9. The director, in consultation with the commissioner of health,
shall establish a program to be known as the NY  Connects:  Choices  for
Long Term Care. The purpose of this initiative is to provide consistent,
comprehensive,  locally-based  information  and  assistance on long term
care services to consumers, caregivers and families to  help  them  make

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10910-02-1

Co-Sponsors

S4796B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7788B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2997-e, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A7788

S4796B - Summary

Requires the commissioner of health to create a list of information by means of which to contact the NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care program.

S4796B - Sponsor Memo

S4796B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4796--B
    Cal. No. 752

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered
  to first and second report, ordered to a third  reading,  amended  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public health law, in relation to requiring the
  commissioner of health to create a  list  of  long-term  care  contact
  information for the NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care program

  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  section
2997-e to read as follows:
  S 2997-E. PROVISION OF CONTACT INFORMATION RELATING TO LONG TERM CARE.
1.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE STATE OFFICE FOR THE
AGING, CREATE A LIST OF CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE NY CONNECTS: CHOICES
FOR LONG TERM CARE PROGRAM ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION EIGHT  OF
SECTION  TWO  HUNDRED  THREE  OF  THE  ELDER LAW, LOCAL AREA AGENCIES ON
AGING, LOCAL DEPARTMENTS OF SOCIAL SERVICES, AND  LOCAL  DEPARTMENTS  OF
HEALTH  TO  BE ORGANIZED BY COUNTY, PROVIDED THAT IN A CITY WITH A POPU-
LATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, SUCH CONTACT INFORMATION FOR LOCAL  AGEN-
CIES  MAY BE THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION AND NON-EMERGENCY SERVICES CITI-
ZEN SERVICE CENTER IN SUCH CITY. THIS LIST SHALL BE UPDATED PERIODICALLY
AS NEEDED. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE SUCH LIST TO HEALTH CARE PRAC-
TITIONERS CERTIFIED OR LICENSED UNDER THIS CHAPTER AND,  IN  CONJUNCTION
WITH  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  EDUCATION, TO ALL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND
HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS LICENSED UNDER THE EDUCATION LAW.
  2. WHENEVER A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER OR PRACTITIONER MAKES A RECOMMENDA-
TION REGARDING THE NECESSITY OF LONG TERM CARE SERVICES  OR  A  REFERRAL
FOR  THE RECEIPT OF LONG TERM CARE SERVICES TO A PATIENT, THE PATIENT OR
PATIENT'S DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE SHALL BE PROVIDED BY THE HEALTH CARE

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

Co-Sponsors

S4796C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7788B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2997-e, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A7788

S4796C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the commissioner of health to create a list of information by means of which to contact the NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care program.

S4796C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4796C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4796--C

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  VALESKY,  KLEIN, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Health
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee  --  reported  favorably  from  said
  committee,  ordered  to  first  and  second report, ordered to a third
  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
  order  of  third  reading -- recommitted to the Committee on Health in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  requiring  the
  commissioner  of  health  to  create  a list of long-term care contact
  information for the NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care program

  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 section
2997-e to read as follows:
  S 2997-E. PROVISION OF CONTACT INFORMATION RELATING TO LONG TERM CARE.
1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE STATE OFFICE FOR  THE
AGING,  CREATE A LIST OF INFORMATION BY MEANS OF WHICH TO CONTACT THE NY
CONNECTS: CHOICES FOR LONG TERM CARE  PROGRAM  ESTABLISHED  PURSUANT  TO
SUBDIVISION  EIGHT  OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED THREE OF THE ELDER LAW, LOCAL
AREA AGENCIES ON AGING, LOCAL DEPARTMENTS OF SOCIAL SERVICES, AND  LOCAL
DEPARTMENTS OF HEALTH TO BE ORGANIZED BY COUNTY, PROVIDED THAT IN A CITY
WITH  A  POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, SUCH CONTACT INFORMATION FOR
LOCAL AGENCIES MAY  BE  THE  GOVERNMENT  INFORMATION  AND  NON-EMERGENCY
SERVICES CITIZEN SERVICE CENTER IN SUCH CITY. THIS LIST SHALL BE UPDATED
PERIODICALLY  AS  NEEDED.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL PROVIDE SUCH LIST TO
HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS CERTIFIED OR LICENSED UNDER THIS CHAPTER  AND,
IN  CONJUNCTION  WITH  THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION, TO ALL HEALTH CARE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10910-11-2

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