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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S1663
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S1663 - Details
S1663 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1663 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to the adult care facilities training program PURPOSE: Establish a training program for direct-care staff working in adult homes and other adult care facilities. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends Social Services Law § 461-p to require all adult care facility direct-care staff to complete a training curriculum and pass a written and a practical exam before being allowed to perform direct-care services without supervision. Existing staff will have one additional year to complete the training requirements. Directs the Department of Health to establish a workgroup to develop a uniform curriculum and best practices. The curriculum must include at least 40 hours of instruction divided between classroom and hands-on learning, an addition 8 hours of training in medication management and administration, and promote the values of resident autonomy and dignity.
S1663 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1663 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the adult care facilities training program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 461-p of the social services law, as added by chap- ter 462 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows: S 461-p. Adult care facilities DIRECT CARE STAFF training program. 1. The department [may] SHALL, within the amounts as appropriated for such purpose, establish an adult care facility DIRECT CARE STAFF training program [that shall assist in the development of training materials and/or the provision of staff training activities. In developing such training program, the department shall determine the feasibility of providing such training on a statewide basis] TO BE REQUIRED FOR DIRECT CARE STAFF IN ADULT CARE FACILITIES. The department may contract with [organizations representing adult care facilities] APPROPRIATE ENTITIES to provide such training. [Such contracts shall require that funding made available through this program shall be used to enhance the skills of staff of adult care facilities and may include, but not be limited to training activities regarding medication management, safety and security procedures, rights of residents, behavioral management techniques, and any other training initiatives identified by the department.] 2. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ESTABLISH A WORKGROUP, COMPOSED OF INDIVIDUALS WITH RELEVANT EXPERTISE IN THE FIELD OF ADULT CARE, CONSUMER REPRESEN- TATIVES, WORKER REPRESENTATIVES, AND PROVIDERS, TO DEVELOP A STANDARD, UNIFORM CURRICULUM TO BE MANDATED IN TRAINING DIRECT CARE STAFF IN ADULT CARE FACILITIES. THE WORKGROUP SHALL IDENTIFY BEST PRACTICES IN DIRECT CARE AND DEVELOP A CURRICULUM FOR DIRECT CARE STAFF BASED ON THESE PRAC- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01609-01-3
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