|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 20, 2014||committed to rules|
|Jun 09, 2014||advanced to third reading|
|Jun 03, 2014||2nd report cal.|
|Jun 02, 2014||1st report cal.1058|
|May 20, 2014||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to aging|
|Feb 12, 2013||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to aging|
senate Bill S148
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S148 - Details
S148 - Summary
Requires establishment of model community programs, including a model telephone reassurance program and a model visiting program for elders.
S148 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S148 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to requiring establishment of model community programs for local agencies, including a model telephone reassurance program and a model visiting program for elders PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To encourage the development of programs to assist seniors at the local level. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends the Elder Law by adding a new section 203-a. Requires the State Office for the Aging (SOFA) to develop model community programs for a telephone reassurance program and visiting program that would be provided to local area agencies on aging and community based organizations upon request to assist them in developing programs at the local level. Section 2. Effective Date EXISTING LAW: None. JUSTIFICATION:
S148 - 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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