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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to aging|
|Jan 14, 2013||referred to aging|
senate Bill S2150
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S2150 - Details
S2150 - Summary
Authorizes the director of the office for the aging to establish a long term care worker training pilot program for the purpose of expanding access to enhanced education and training for health care and social service practitioners who provide services to elderly persons across the state.
S2150 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2150 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to establish- ing a long term care worker training pilot program; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof PURPOSE: To provide a long term care worker training pilot program which shall be established in the office for the aging. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would amend the elder law by adding a new section 218-a, under which the director of the office for the aging would establish the long term care worker training pilot program for the purpose of improving the quality of services provided to New York's elderly persons, by providing education and training where a lack of and access to training opportunities exist on aging and geriatrics for health care, social service and other providers of long term care services. Colleges or universities having an institute on gerontology, would assist the director in the implementation of the long term care worker training pilot program. JUSTIFICATION: New York State has some 3.2 million persons age 60 and older, who make up 170 of the state's population. With this statistic, many communities are challenged by increasing numbers of older adults who need supportive services, such as recreation, income assistance, transportation, and wellness education, and who have long term chronic health problems that require home health care, supportive housing, or
S2150 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2150 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 14, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. VALESKY -- 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 a long term care worker training pilot program; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof 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 218-a to read as follows: S 218-A. LONG TERM CARE WORKER TRAINING PILOT PROGRAM. 1. THE DIREC- TOR, WITHIN AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED THEREFOR, SHALL ESTABLISH A LONG TERM CARE WORKER TRAINING PILOT PROGRAM FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXPANDING ACCESS TO ENHANCED EDUCATION AND TRAINING ACROSS THE CONTINUUM OF CARE FOR HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL SERVICES PRACTITIONERS WHO PROVIDE SERVICES TO ELDERLY PERSONS AS DEFINED BY PARAGRAPH (B) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED FOURTEEN OF THIS TITLE. EMPHASIS SHALL BE PLACED ON TRAINING TRAINERS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, TRAINERS FROM COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY AND BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FACULTY, AND STAFF OF PROVIDER AGENCIES IN HIGH NEEDS AREAS, AS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION, WHO PROVIDE EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR HOME CARE, NURSE AIDES, PERSONAL CARE AIDES, CASE MANAGERS IN THE EXPANDED IN-HOME SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY PROGRAM, INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SPECIALISTS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE WORKING FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS, MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS, NEW YORK CONNECTS-CHOICES FOR LONG TERM CARE, SOCIAL ADULT DAY CARE, ADULT DAY CARE AND OTHER CAREGIVERS WITH HANDS-ON RESPONSIBIL- ITIES FOR ELDERLY CLIENTS. THE GOAL SHALL BE TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF CARE PROVIDED TO THE ELDERLY, TO ENSURE THAT INDIVIDUALS WORKING WITH THE ELDERLY AND THEIR FAMILIES HAVE CORE COMPETENCIES IN GERIATRICS, TO IMPROVE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION, AND TO ASSIST PROVIDERS TO MEET TRAINING NEEDS, INCLUDING REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED BY REGULATORY AGEN- CIES. THE DIRECTOR SHALL COORDINATE SUCH EFFORTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02412-01-3
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