senate Bill S1663

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the adult care facilities training program

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S1663 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4467
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §461-p, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6279A, A8861A

S1663 - Summary

Relates to the adult care facilities training program; requires a minimum of 40 hours of training for direct care staff.

S1663 - Sponsor Memo

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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