senate Bill S5077B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes certain county operated NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care programs to participate in a universal assessment demonstration program

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2012 referred to aging
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 11, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jun 05, 2012 1st report cal.1057
Feb 13, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 25, 2012 print number 5077b
amend and recommit to aging
Jan 04, 2012 referred to aging
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 16, 2011 referred to aging
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1320
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 03, 2011 print number 5077a
amend and recommit to finance
May 23, 2011 reported and committed to finance
May 03, 2011 referred to aging

Votes

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Jun 5, 2012 - Finance committee Vote

S5077B
34
0
committee
34
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 13, 2012 - Aging committee Vote

S5077B
12
0
committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Aging Committee Vote: Feb 13, 2012

Jun 16, 2011 - Rules committee Vote

S5077A
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 23, 2011 - Aging committee Vote

S5077
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 23, 2011

excused (1)

Bill Amendments

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B (Active)
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B (Active)

S5077 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8294A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §203, Eld L

S5077 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes certain county operated NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care programs to participate in a universal assessment demonstration program funded pursuant to chapter 53 of the laws of 2011; targets those as potentially in need of respite, home delivered meals, and in-home services provided by the aging network and licensed home and community services and nursing home level of care.

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BILL NUMBER:S5077

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the elder law, in relation to authorizing certain
county operated NY Connects: Choices for
Long Term Care programs to participate in a universal assessment
demonstration program

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Creates a universal assessment demonstration program within the state
office for the aging.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Adds a new subdivision to the Elder law, which requires the director of
the state office for the aging to select one or more county operators of
the NY Connect Program to develop a universal assessment system for
determining the appropriate level of care for older new Yorkers seeking
long term care. The director must establish criteria for good standing
for program participants, based on the ability of participants to assist
in this demonstration program and complete the assessment process.
Specifically, the assessment should target individuals who are
identified by NY Connects Programs as needing respite care, home
delivered meals, and in-home services provided by the aging network, as
well as licensed home and community services and nursing home level of
care.

JUSTIFICATION:
New York's long term care system has a wide range of inter-connected
services and programs. A uniform assessment system is necessary to
provide appropriate long term care to New Yorkers. The state's home and
community-based programs lack standardization and common language. Thus,
the demonstration program created by this legislation seeks to provide
an assessment of the functional needs of patients seeking long term
care. For individuals in need of long term care services, navigating New
York State's long term care system can be challenging and a universal
assessment system will help create standardization in determining the
appropriate level of long term care.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
No additional cost to the state. Funding provided in this year's budget
as part of the universal assessment program shall be sub-allocated by
the Department of Health to support the program's administration.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
90 days after the bill becomes law.

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

                                  5077

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- 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 authorizing certain county
  operated NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care programs  to  partic-
  ipate in a universal assessment demonstration program

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

  Section 1. 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 renumbered
subdivision 9 and a new subdivision 10 is added to read as follows:
  10. THE  DIRECTOR,  SHALL  SELECT  ONE  OR  MORE  COUNTY  OPERATED  NY
CONNECTS:  CHOICES  FOR  LONG  TERM CARE THAT ARE DETERMINED ELIGIBLE TO
PARTICIPATE IN THE UNIVERSAL ASSESSMENT DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM.  PROGRAMS
ELIGIBLE  TO  PARTICIPATE MUST BE IN GOOD STANDING ACCORDING TO CRITERIA
ESTABLISHED BY THE DIRECTOR WHICH IS BASED ON ITS CAPACITY TO BE ABLE TO
ASSIST IN THIS DEMONSTRATION AND COMPLETE THE ASSESSMENT  PROCESS  USING
THE TOOLS ESTABLISHED AS PART OF THE UNIVERSAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM FUNDED
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER FIFTY-THREE OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN. THIS
DEMONSTRATION SHALL TARGET THE ASSESSMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE IDENTI-
FIED  BY  NY  CONNECTS AS POTENTIALLY IN NEED OF RESPITE, HOME DELIVERED
MEALS, AND IN-HOME SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE AGING NETWORK  AND  LICENSED
HOME  AND  COMMUNITY  SERVICES  AND  NURSING HOME LEVEL OF CARE. FUNDING
SHALL BE SUB-ALLOCATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO THE STATE FOR  THE
PURPOSE  OF  SUPPORTING  THE  ADMINISTRATION  OF  THE  ASSESSMENT  BY NY
CONNECTS AND IMPLEMENTATION  OF  MODIFICATIONS  NEEDED  TO  IMPROVE  THE
DESIGN AND FUNCTION OF THIS ASSESSMENT TOOL.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
repeal of any rule or regulation necessary  for  the  implementation  of
this  act  on  its effective date are authorized and directed to be made
and completed on or before such effective date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11339-01-1

S5077A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8294A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §203, Eld L

S5077A - Bill Texts

view summary

Authorizes certain county operated NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care programs to participate in a universal assessment demonstration program funded pursuant to chapter 53 of the laws of 2011; targets those as potentially in need of respite, home delivered meals, and in-home services provided by the aging network and licensed home and community services and nursing home level of care.

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BILL NUMBER:S5077A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the elder law, in relation to authorizing certain
county operated NY Connects: Choices for
Long Term Care programs to participate in a universal assessment
demonstration program

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Creates a uniform assessment
demonstration program within the state office for the aging.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Adds a new subdivision to the elder
law, which requires the director of the state office for the aging to
select one or more county operators of the NY Connect program to
participate in a uniform assessment demonstration program for
determining the appropriate level of care for older new Yorkers
seeking long term care. The director must establish criteria for good
standing for program participants, based on the ability of
participants to assist in this demonstration program.
Specifically, successful participants in the program should provide
services to individuals who are identified by NY Connects program
providers as needing respite care, home delivered meals, and in-home
services provided by the aging network, as well as licensed home and
community services and nursing home level of care.

JUSTIFICATION:
New York's long term care system has a wide range of
inter-connected services and programs. A uniform assessment tool is
being implemented by the Department of Health to ensure New Yorkers
are receiving appropriate long term care services. The program
created by this legislation seeks to demonstrate whether the uniform
assessment tool is serving the needs of patients seeking all,
including non-medical, levels of long term care.
Many county operated New York Connects programs have participated in
efforts to assess whether older New Yorkers at high risk of nursing
home placement can be referred to home and community based services
and avoid institutional placement. For individuals in need of long
term care services, navigating New York State's long term care system
can be challenging. Thus, involving county based NY Connects Program
operators in evaluating the uniform assessment tool will help create
standardization in determining appropriate levels of long term care,
hopefully delaying nursing home placement and allowing older new
yorkers to live independently for as long as possible.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
No additional cost to the state. Funding
provided in this year's budget as part of the uniform assessment
program shall be sub-allocated by the department of health to the
office for the aging to support the program's administration.


EFFECTIVE DATE:
90 days after the bill becomes law.

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

                                 5077--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging -- reported  favora-
  bly  from  said committee and committed to the Committee on Finance --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to authorizing certain county
  operated  NY  Connects: Choices for Long Term Care programs to partic-
  ipate in a universal assessment demonstration program

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

  Section  1. 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  renumbered
subdivision 9 and a new subdivision 10 is added to read as follows:
  10.  THE  DIRECTOR,  IN  CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH,
SHALL ESTABLISH A UNIFORM ASSESSMENT DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM. THE  PURPOSE
OF  THIS  INITIATIVE  IS  TO  DETERMINE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE UNIFORM
ASSESSMENT PROGRAM FUNDED PURSUANT TO CHAPTER FIFTY-THREE OF THE LAWS OF
TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN. THE DIRECTOR SHALL SELECT ONE OR MORE COUNTY  OPER-
ATED  NY  CONNECTS:  CHOICES FOR LONG TERM CARE PROVIDERS TO PARTICIPATE
BASED ON CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY THE DIRECTOR. THE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM
SHALL ASSESS WHETHER THE UNIFORM ASSESSMENT TOOL IS EFFECTIVE IN  DETER-
MINING  THE  APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF LONG TERM CARE FOR INDIVIDUALS IN NEED
OF NON-MEDICAL HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED  SERVICES  ADMINISTERED  BY  THE
OFFICE,  OR  ANY  OTHER  PROGRAMS AS DETERMINED BY THE DIRECTOR. FUNDING
SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE FROM THE APPROPRIATION  MADE  FOR  SERVICES  AND
EXPENSES,  INCLUDING GRANTS, OF THE UNIFORM ASSESSMENT PROGRAM, FROM THE
GENERAL FUND-LOCAL ASSISTANCE ACCOUNT TO THE OFFICE OF  LONG  TERM  CARE
WITHIN  THE  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PURSUANT TO CHAPTER FIFTY-THREE OF THE
LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN, AND SHALL BE SUB-ALLOCATED BY  THE  DEPART-
MENT OF HEALTH TO THE OFFICE TO SUPPORT THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE DEMON-
STRATION PROGRAM.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11339-03-1

S. 5077--A                          2

  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
repeal of any rule or regulation necessary  for  the  implementation  of
this  act  on  its effective date are authorized and directed to be made
and completed on or before such effective date.

S5077B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8294A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §203, Eld L

S5077B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

view summary

Authorizes certain county operated NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care programs to participate in a universal assessment demonstration program funded pursuant to chapter 53 of the laws of 2011; targets those as potentially in need of respite, home delivered meals, and in-home services provided by the aging network and licensed home and community services and nursing home level of care.

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BILL NUMBER:S5077B

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the elder law, in relation to authorizing certain
county operated NY Connects: Choices for
Long Term Care programs to participate in a universal assessment
demonstration program

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Creates a uniform assessment demonstration program within the state
office for the aging.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Adds a new subdivision to the elder law, which requires the director
of the state office for the aging to select one or more county
operators of the NY Connect program to participate in a uniform
assessment demonstration program for determining the appropriate
level of care for older new Yorkers seeking long term care. The
director must establish criteria for good standing for program
participants, based on the ability of participants to assist in this
demonstration program. Specifically, successful participants in the
program should provide services to individuals who are identified by
NY Connects program providers as needing respite care, home delivered
meals, and in-home services provided by the aging network, as well as
licensed home and community services and nursing home level of care.

JUSTIFICATION:
New York's long term care system has a wide range of inter-connected
services and programs. A uniform assessment tool is being implemented
by the Department of Health to ensure New Yorkers are receiving
appropriate long term care services. The program created by this
legislation seeks to demonstrate whether the uniform assessment tool
is serving the needs of patients seeking all, including non-medical,
levels of long term care. Many county operated New York Connects
programs have participated in efforts to assess whether older New
Yorkers at high risk of nursing home placement can be referred to
home and community based services and avoid institutional placement.
For individuals in need of long term care services, navigating New
York State's long term care system can be challenging. Thus,
involving county based NY Connects Program operators in evaluating
the uniform assessment tool will help create standardization in
determining appropriate levels of long term care, hopefully delaying
nursing home placement and allowing older new yorkers to live
independently for as long as possible.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
No additional cost to the state. Funding provided in this year's
budget as part of the uniform assessment program shall be
sub-allocated by the department of health to the office for the aging
to support the program's administration.

EFFECTIVE DATE:


90 days after the bill becomes law.

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

                                 5077--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging -- reported  favora-
  bly  from  said committee and committed to the Committee on Finance --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Aging
  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 elder law, in relation to authorizing certain county
  operated NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care programs  to  partic-
  ipate in a universal assessment demonstration program

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

  Section 1. Section 203 of the elder law is amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 11 to read as follows:
  11.  THE  DIRECTOR,  IN  CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH,
SHALL ESTABLISH A UNIFORM ASSESSMENT DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM. THE  PURPOSE
OF  THIS  INITIATIVE  IS  TO  DETERMINE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE UNIFORM
ASSESSMENT PROGRAM FUNDED PURSUANT TO CHAPTER FIFTY-THREE OF THE LAWS OF
TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN. THE DIRECTOR SHALL SELECT ONE OR MORE COUNTY  OPER-
ATED  NY  CONNECTS:  CHOICES FOR LONG TERM CARE PROVIDERS TO PARTICIPATE
BASED ON CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY THE DIRECTOR. THE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM
SHALL ASSESS WHETHER THE UNIFORM ASSESSMENT TOOL IS EFFECTIVE IN  DETER-
MINING  THE  APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF LONG TERM CARE FOR INDIVIDUALS IN NEED
OF NON-MEDICAL HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED  SERVICES  ADMINISTERED  BY  THE
OFFICE,  OR  ANY  OTHER  PROGRAMS AS DETERMINED BY THE DIRECTOR. FUNDING
SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE FROM THE APPROPRIATION  MADE  FOR  SERVICES  AND
EXPENSES,  INCLUDING GRANTS, OF THE UNIFORM ASSESSMENT PROGRAM, FROM THE
GENERAL FUND-LOCAL ASSISTANCE ACCOUNT TO THE OFFICE OF  LONG  TERM  CARE
WITHIN  THE  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PURSUANT TO CHAPTER FIFTY-THREE OF THE
LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN, AND SHALL BE SUB-ALLOCATED BY  THE  DEPART-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11339-05-1

S. 5077--B                          2

MENT OF HEALTH TO THE OFFICE TO SUPPORT THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE DEMON-
STRATION PROGRAM.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
repeal of any rule or regulation necessary  for  the  implementation  of
this  act  on  its effective date are authorized and directed to be made
and completed on or before such effective date.

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