Senate Bill S148

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires establishment of model community programs

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2013-S148 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1860
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add §203-a, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A11305
2011-2012: S1898, A1702, A9071
2015-2016: S479, A5337
2017-2018: S4880

2013-S148 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

2013-S148 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2013-S148 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   148

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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.
              

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