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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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
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committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 17, 2011 - Health committee Vote

S4796A
16
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committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S4796 - Bill 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 - Bill Texts

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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.

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BILL NUMBER:S4796

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring hospitals to
provide long-term care contact information to certain patients

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill would require hospitals to provide a patient who may be in
need of long term care upon discharge with information on the NY
Connects program or with contact information for such patient's area
agency on aging.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 adds a new section 2083-t requiring that hospitals provide
any patient anticipated to be in need of long term care with at least
one point of contact for the NY Connects program, or if no such point
of contact exists in the patient's county of residence, with contact
information for the local area agency on aging. In addition, the
hospital should provide additional information that the hospital
deems appropriate to the patient's long term care needs, including
local independent living centers, departments of social services, and
departments of health.

Section 2 sets the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Implemented in 2009, the NY Connects program provides locally
accessible, consumer centered access points to seniors seeking
information about long term care options.
seniors are provided with linkages to services and are able to make
informed decisions about their long term care needs, as well as
streamline access to long term care services and supports. NY
Connects is part of the national movement to redesign long term care,
which has proven to provide excellent outcomes in a cost effective
manner. NY Connects enhances the delivery of quality medical and
non-medical long-term care services through a single coordinated
system of long-term care information and assistance that minimizes
confusion, supports informed decision-making and enhances consumer
choice. This program ultimately improves the quality of life for
seniors who take advantage of the program by offering early
intervention and prevention and promoting the most integrated long
term care setting, based on the unique needs of the consumer. NY
Connects also helps seniors identify suitable levels of care and
types of services to prevent or delay the need for costly
institutional care.

By requiring hospitals to provide patients with contact information
for this vital program, and/or other resources relating to long-term
care, this bill seeks to encourage the use of such programs and

subsequently assist seniors in acquiring long term care in an
efficient and cost effective manner.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None. This information is readily available online or by contacting
the New York State Office of the Aging and the hospital may provide
the information in any way it deems cost effective.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have
become a law.

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                    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 - Bill 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 - Bill Texts

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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.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S4796A

TITLE OF BILL:
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

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill would require hospitals to provide a patient who may be
in need of long term care upon discharge with information on the NY
Connects program or with contact information for such patient's area
agency on aging.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 adds a new section 2083-t requiring that hospitals provide
any patient anticipated to be in need of long term care with at least
one point of contact for the NY Connects program, or if no such point
of contact exists in the patient's county of residence, with contact
information for the local area agency on aging. In addition, the
hospital should provide additional information that the hospital
deems appropriate to the patient's long term care needs, including
local independent living centers, departments of social services, and
departments of health.

Section 2 amends subdivision 8 of section 203 of the elder law to
include dissemination of NY Connects contact information as part of
the on-going education and outreach campaign to educate the public
about long term care services.

Section 3 sets the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Implemented in 2009, the NY Connects program provides locally
accessible, consumer centered access points to seniors seeking
information about long term care options. seniors are provided with
linkages to services and are able to make informed decisions about
their long term care needs, as well as streamline access to long term
care services and supports. NY Connects is part of the national
movement to redesign long term care, which has proven to provide
excellent outcomes in a cost effective manner. NY Connects enhances
the delivery of quality medical and non-medical long-term care
services through a single coordinated system of long-term care
information and assistance that minimizes confusion, supports
informed decision-making and enhances consumer choice. This program
ultimately improves the quality of life for seniors
who take advantage of the program by offering early intervention and
prevention and promoting the most integrated long term care setting,
based on the unique needs of the consumer. NY Connects also helps
seniors identify suitable levels of care and types of services to
prevent or delay the need for costly institutional care.

By requiring hospitals to provide patients with contact information
for this vital program, and/or other resources relating to long-term
care, this bill seeks to encourage the use of such programs and


subsequently assist seniors in acquiring long term care in an
efficient and cost effective manner.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new Bill.

FISCAL, IMPLICATIONS:
None. This information is readily available online or by contacting
the New York State Office of the Aging and the hospital may provide
the information in any way it deems cost effective.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have
become a law.

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                    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

S. 4796--A                          2

educated  choices.  This  program shall provide individuals, caregivers,
and families with  objective  information  and  assistance  about  home,
community-based  and  institutional long term care services. NY Connects
will  be  available  on  a  voluntary basis to consumers, caregivers and
their families. There  shall  be  an  on-going  education  and  outreach
campaign  to  educate the public about long term care services available
in their community and to assist consumers in preparing for  their  long
term  care  needs, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PROVIDING LONG-TERM CARE
CONTACT  INFORMATION  ESTABLISHED  UNDER  SECTION  TWENTY-EIGHT  HUNDRED
THREE-T OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.
  S  3.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

Co-Sponsors

S4796B - Bill 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 - Bill Texts

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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.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S4796B

TITLE OF BILL:
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

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill would require the commissioner of health to compile a list
of contact information for the NY Connects: Choices for Long Term
Care program, local area agencies on aging, local departments of
social services, and local departments of health and would require
health care providers and practitioners to provide a patient who may
be in need of long term care with such information based on the
patient's county of residence.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 adds a new section, 2997-e, to the public health law, which
would require the commissioner of health to create a list of contact
information for the NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care program,
local area agencies on aging, local departments of social services,
and local departments of health to be organized by county, provided
that for New York City, such contact information for local agencies
may be the government information and non-emergency services citizen
service center. This section also requires the commissioner to update
the list periodically and to provide such list to health care
providers and practitioners. Whenever a health care provider or
practitioner recommends long term care for a patient, such provider
or practitioner must provide the contact information to the patient
based on the patient's county of residence or prospective county of
residence.

Section 2 sets the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Implemented in 2009, the NY Connects program provides locally
accessible, consumer centered access points to seniors seeking
information about long term care options. Seniors are provided with
linkages to services and are able to make informed decisions about
their long term care needs, as well as streamline access to long term
care services and supports. NY Connects is part of the national
movement to redesign long term care, which has proven to provide
excellent outcomes in a cost effective manner. NY Connects enhances
the delivery of quality medical and non-medical long-term care
services through a single coordinated system of long-term care
information and assistance that minimizes confusion, supports
informed decision-making and enhances consumer choice. This program
ultimately improves the quality of life for seniors who take

advantage of the program by offering early intervention and
prevention and promoting the most integrated long term care setting,
based on the unique needs of the consumer. NY Connects also helps
seniors identify suitable levels of care and types of services to
prevent or delay the need for costly institutional care.

By requiring the commissioner to create a list of contact information
for the NY Connects program and other resources relating to long-term
care and subsequently requiring health care providers and
practitioners to give patients in need of long term care services
with this information, this bill encourages the use of such programs
and subsequently assists seniors in acquiring long term care in an
efficient and cost effective manner.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None. Such contact information is readily available and the bill
allows the commissioner and providers/practitioners to disseminate
such information in any form.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have
become a law.

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                    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.
                                                           LBD10910-08-1

S. 4796--B                          2

PROVIDER OR PRACTITIONER THE CONTACT INFORMATION FROM THE  LIST  CREATED
PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  THIS SECTION THAT CORRESPONDS TO THE
PATIENT'S COUNTY OF RESIDENCE OR PROSPECTIVE COUNTY OF  RESIDENCE  BASED
ON THE PREFERENCE OF THE PATIENT.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

Co-Sponsors

S4796C (ACTIVE) - Bill 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) - Bill Texts

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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.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S4796C

TITLE OF BILL:
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

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill would require the commissioner of health to compile a list
of contact information for the NY Connects: Choices for Long Term
Care program, local area agencies on aging, local departments of
social services, and local departments of health and would require
health care providers and practitioners to provide a patient who may
be in need of long term care with such information based on the
patient's county of residence.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 adds a new section, 2997-e, to the public health law, which
would require the commissioner of health to create a list of contact
information for the NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care program,
local area agencies on aging, local departments of social services,
and local departments of health to be organized by county, provided
that for New York city, such contact information for local agencies
may be the government information and non-emergency services citizen
service center. This section also requires the commissioner to update
the list periodically and to provide such list to health care
providers and practitioners. Whenever a health care provider or
practitioner recommends long term care for a patient, such provider
or practitioner must provide the contact information to the patient
based on the patient's county of residence or prospective county of
residence.

Section 2 sets the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Implemented in 2009, the NY Connects program provides locally
accessible, consumer centered access points to seniors seeking
information about long term care options. Seniors are provided with
linkages to services and are able to make informed decisions about
their long term care needs, as well as streamline access to long term
care services and supports. NY Connects is part of the national
movement to redesign long term care, which has proven to provide
excellent outcomes in a cost effective manner. NY Connects enhances
the delivery of quality medical and non-medical long-term care
services through a single coordinated system of long-term care
information and assistance that minimizes confusion, supports
informed decision-making and enhances consumer
choice. This program ultimately improves the quality of life for

seniors who take advantage of the program by offering early
intervention and prevention and promoting the most integrated long
term care setting, based on the unique needs of the consumer. NY
Connects also helps seniors identify suitable levels of care and
types of services to prevent or delay the need for costly
institutional care.

By requiring the commissioner to create a list of contact information
for the NY Connects program and other resources relating to long-term
care and subsequently requiring health care providers and
practitioners to give patients in need of long term care services
with this information, this bill encourages the use of such programs
and subsequently assists seniors in acquiring long term care in an
efficient and cost effective manner.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None. Such contact information is readily available and the bill
allows the commissioner and providers/practitioners to disseminate
such information in any form.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have
become a law.

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                    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

S. 4796--C                          2

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
PROVIDER  OR  PRACTITIONER THE CONTACT INFORMATION FROM THE LIST CREATED
PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS  SECTION  THAT  CORRESPONDS  TO  THE
PATIENT'S  COUNTY  OF RESIDENCE OR PROSPECTIVE COUNTY OF RESIDENCE BASED
ON THE PREFERENCE OF THE PATIENT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

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