senate Bill S2148

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes certain county operated NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care programs to participate in a uniform assessment demonstration program

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Mar 25, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to aging
Mar 12, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 14, 2013 referred to aging

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Mar 25, 2014 - Aging committee Vote

S2148
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Aging Committee Vote: Mar 25, 2014

Mar 12, 2013 - Aging committee Vote

S2148
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Aging Committee Vote: Mar 12, 2013

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S2148 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A438
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง203, Eld L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5077B, A8294A

S2148 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes certain county operated NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care programs to participate in a universal assessment demonstration program funded pursuant to chapter 53 of the laws of 2011; targets those as potentially in need of respite, home delivered meals, and in-home services provided by the aging network and licensed home and community services and nursing home level of care.

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BILL NUMBER:S2148

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to
authorizing certain county operated NY Connects: Choices for Long Term
Care programs to participate in a uniform assessment demonstration
program

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Creates a uniform assessment
demonstration program within the state office for the aging.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Adds a new subdivision to the elder
law, which requires the director of the state office for the aging to
select one or more county operators of the NY Connect program to
participate in a uniform assessment demonstration program for
determining the appropriate level of care for older New Yorkers
seeking long term care. The director must establish criteria for good
standing for program participants, based on the ability of
participants to assist in this demonstration program. Specifically,
successful participants in the program should provide services to
individuals who are identified by NY Connects program providers as
needing respite care, home delivered meals, and in-home services
provided by the aging network, as well as licensed home and community
services and nursing home level of care.

JUSTIFICATION: New York's long term care system has a wide range of
inter-connected services and programs. A uniform assessment tool is
being implemented by the Department of Health to ensure New Yorkers
are receiving appropriate long term care services. The program created
by this legislation seeks to demonstrate whether the uniform
assessment tool is serving the needs of patients seeking all,
including non-medical, levels of long term care. Many county operated
New York Connects programs have participated in efforts to assess
whether older New Yorkers at high risk of nursing home placement can
be referred to home and community based services and avoid
institutional placement. For individuals in need of long term care
services, navigating New York State's long term care system can be
challenging. Thus, involving county based NY Connects Program
operators in evaluating the uniform assessment tool will help create
standardization in determining appropriate levels of long term care,
hopefully delaying nursing home placement and allowing older new
yorkers to live independently for as long as possible.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.5077 of 2011-2012

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: No additional cost to the state. Funding
provided in this year's budget as part of the uniform assessment
program shall be sub-allocated by the department of health to the
office fox the aging to support the program's administration.

EFFECTIVE DATE: 90 days after the bill becomes law.

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

                                  2148

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. VALESKY, GRISANTI -- 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 authorizing certain county
  operated  NY  Connects: Choices for Long Term Care programs to partic-
  ipate in a uniform assessment demonstration program

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section  203  of the elder law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 11 to read as follows:
  11. THE DIRECTOR, IN CONSULTATION WITH  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  HEALTH,
SHALL  ESTABLISH A UNIFORM ASSESSMENT DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM. THE PURPOSE
OF THIS INITIATIVE IS TO DETERMINE  THE  EFFECTIVENESS  OF  THE  UNIFORM
ASSESSMENT PROGRAM FUNDED PURSUANT TO CHAPTER FIFTY-THREE OF THE LAWS OF
TWO  THOUSAND ELEVEN. THE DIRECTOR SHALL SELECT ONE OR MORE COUNTY OPER-
ATED NY CONNECTS: CHOICES FOR LONG TERM CARE  PROVIDERS  TO  PARTICIPATE
BASED ON CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY THE DIRECTOR. THE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM
SHALL  ASSESS WHETHER THE UNIFORM ASSESSMENT TOOL IS EFFECTIVE IN DETER-
MINING THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF LONG TERM CARE FOR INDIVIDUALS  IN  NEED
OF  NON-MEDICAL  HOME  AND  COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES ADMINISTERED BY THE
OFFICE, OR ANY OTHER PROGRAMS AS DETERMINED  BY  THE  DIRECTOR.  FUNDING
SHALL  BE  MADE  AVAILABLE  FROM THE APPROPRIATION MADE FOR SERVICES AND
EXPENSES, INCLUDING GRANTS, OF THE UNIFORM ASSESSMENT PROGRAM, FROM  THE
GENERAL  FUND-LOCAL  ASSISTANCE  ACCOUNT TO THE OFFICE OF LONG TERM CARE
WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PURSUANT TO CHAPTER FIFTY-THREE  OF  THE
LAWS  OF  TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN, AND SHALL BE SUB-ALLOCATED BY THE DEPART-
MENT OF HEALTH TO THE OFFICE TO SUPPORT THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE DEMON-
STRATION PROGRAM.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
repeal  of  any  rule  or regulation necessary for the implementation of
this act on its effective date are authorized and directed  to  be  made
and completed on or before such effective date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01497-01-3

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