senate Bill S1105

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the disclosure of special care offered to persons with Alzheimer's disease or dementia

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S1105 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3478
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 20-B §§2010 - 2012, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S188, S199, A3883
2009-2010: S1448, S309, A2592

S1105 - Summary

Makes provisions relating to the disclosure of special care offered to persons with Alzheimer's disease or dementia; requires any facility that offers, advertises, markets or otherwise promotes itself as providing Alzheimer's and dementia special care must disclose the form of care or treatment provided that distinguishes it as being especially applicable or suitable for persons diagnosed with Alzheimer's, dementia or other disorders; authorizes the commissioner of health to promulgate necessary rules and regulations; provides for a five hundred dollar civil penalty for a violation.

S1105 - Sponsor Memo

S1105 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1105

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MAZIARZ, DeFRANCISCO, LITTLE, SEWARD -- 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  disclosure  of
  special care offered to persons with Alzheimer's disease or dementia

  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  article
20-B to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 20-B
            ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA SPECIAL CARE DISCLOSURE
SECTION 2010. DEFINITIONS.
        2011. ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA SPECIAL CARE DISCLOSURE.
        2012. ENFORCEMENT; CIVIL PENALTIES.
  S  2010.  DEFINITIONS.  AS  USED  IN THIS ARTICLE: 1. "ALZHEIMER'S AND
DEMENTIA SPECIAL CARE" MEANS CARE OR  TREATMENT  PROVIDED  TO  A  PERSON
DIAGNOSED WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, A RELATED DISORDER OR DEMENTIA.
  2.  "FACILITY" SHALL MEAN A RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY, AN ADULT
DAY HEALTH CARE PROGRAM OR A CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY.
  S 2011. ALZHEIMER'S AND  DEMENTIA  SPECIAL  CARE  DISCLOSURE.  1.  ANY
FACILITY  THAT ADVERTISES OR MARKETS ITSELF AS PROVIDING ALZHEIMER'S AND
DEMENTIA SPECIAL CARE SHALL DISCLOSE  THE  FORM  OF  CARE  OR  TREATMENT
PROVIDED  THAT  DISTINGUISHES  IT  AS  BEING ESPECIALLY APPLICABLE TO OR
SUITABLE FOR PERSONS DIAGNOSED WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, RELATED  DISOR-
DERS OR DEMENTIA.
  2. THE DISCLOSURE SHALL BE MADE TO:
  (A) THE DEPARTMENT;
  (B)  ANY  PERSON SEEKING PLACEMENT IN A FACILITY ON BEHALF OF A PERSON
DIAGNOSED WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, A RELATED DISORDER OR DEMENTIA; AND
  (C) THE STATE LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN.

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

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