senate Bill S5096

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to authorizing assisted living programs to admit or retain certain residents

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A7755 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 23, 2013 signed chap.454
Oct 11, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1495
substituted for s5096
Jun 20, 2013 substituted by a7755
ordered to third reading cal.1495
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 08, 2013 referred to health


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S5096 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §461-l, Soc Serv L

S5096 - Summary

Relates to authorizing assisted living programs to admit or retain residents who are chairfast.

S5096 - Sponsor Memo

S5096 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 8, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- 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  authorizing  an
  assisted living program to admit or retain residents who are chairfast
  under certain circumstances


  Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 1  of  section  461-l  of  the
social  services  law,  as  added by chapter 165 of the laws of 1991, is
amended to read as follows:
  (d) "Eligible person" means a person who:
  (i) requires more care and services to meet his or her daily health or
functional needs than can be directly provided by an adult care facility
and although medically eligible for placement in  a  residential  health
care  facility,  can  be  appropriately  cared for in an assisted living
program and who would  otherwise  require  placement  in  a  residential
health  care  facility  due to factors which may include but need not be
limited to the lack of a home or a home environment in which to live and
receive services safely; and
  (ii) is categorized  by  the  long-term  care  patient  classification
system as defined in regulations of the department of health as a person
who  has  a stable medical condition and who is able, with direction, to
take action sufficient to assure self-preservation in an  emergency.  In
no  event  shall  an eligible person include anyone in need of continual
nursing or medical care, a person who is chronically bedfast [or  chair-
fast], or anyone who is cognitively, physically or medically impaired to
such a degree that his or her safety would be endangered.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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