|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 13, 2014||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to aging|
|Jun 04, 2013||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to aging|
senate Bill S1679
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1679 - Details
S1679 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1679 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to establishing the home delivered meal assistance program PURPOSE: Establishes the home delivered meal assistance program. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends the Elder Law by adding a new section 224. Provides that any person who: is over sixty years of age or that person's spouse, and meets established criteria, and receives a standardized assessment conducted by the local area agency on aging, and is currently on a waiting list and not receiving home delivered meal services due to inadequate funding, shall receive the services of the home delivered meal assistance program. Section 2. Reporting requirements Section 3. Provides that the Director of the Office for the Aging shall implement rules and regulations for the effective implementation of this act. Section 4. Specifies that the responsibility of the area agency on aging, shall be contingent upon the appropriation received pursuant to section 1. Prohibits a private right of action against the Area
S1679 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1679 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 establishing the home delivered meal assistance program 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 224 to read as follows: S 224. HOME DELIVERED MEAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. 1. ANY PERSON THAT (A) MEETS THE CRITERIA ESTABLISHED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, (B) WHO IS NOT RECEIVING THE SERVICES OF THE HOME DELIVERED MEAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM DUE TO INADEQUATE FUNDING AND (C) IS CURRENTLY ON A WAITING LIST FOR THE HOME DELIVERED MEAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, SHALL RECEIVE THE SERVICES OF THE HOME DELIVERED MEAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. 2. ANY PERSON ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE SERVICES OF THE HOME DELIVERED MEAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: (A) IS SIXTY YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER; (B) IS INCAPACITATED DUE TO ACCIDENT, ILLNESS OR FRAILTY; (C) LACKS THE SUPPORT OF FAMILY, FRIENDS OR NEIGHBORS; AND (D) IS UNABLE TO PREPARE MEALS DUE TO A LACK OR INADEQUACY OF FACILI- TIES, OR AN INABILITY TO SHOP, COOK OR PREPARE MEALS SAFELY, OR A LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL. 3. THE SPOUSE OF A PERSON WHO MEETS THE CRITERIA ESTABLISHED IN SUBDI- VISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, REGARDLESS OF AGE, MAY RECEIVE THE SERVICES OF THE HOME DELIVERED MEAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IF RECEIPT OF SUCH SERVICES IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE HOMEBOUND ELDERLY PERSON. 4. THE AREA AGENCY MUST ENSURE THAT EACH PERSON REFERRED FOR OR REQUESTING THE SERVICES OF THE HOME DELIVERED MEAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IS ASSESSED BY THE AREA AGENCY OR SUCH AREA AGENCY'S SUBCONTRACTING ORGAN- IZATION TO PERFORM SUCH ASSESSMENT. SUCH ASSESSMENT SHALL DETERMINE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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