senate Bill S5534A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes hospice residences to care for up to 16 patients

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  • 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
Nov 13, 2013 signed chap.512
Nov 01, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 17, 2013 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.282
substituted for a7758
Jun 13, 2013 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 12, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 11, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 10, 2013 1st report cal.1171
May 31, 2013 print number 5534a
amend and recommit to health
May 16, 2013 referred to health

S5534 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7758
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§4002 & 4014, Pub Health L

S5534 - Summary

Authorizes hospice residences to care for up to 16 patients.

S5534 - Sponsor Memo

S5534 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5534

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the  public  health  law,  in  relation  to  authorizing
  hospice residences to care for up to 16 patients

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2-b of section 4002 of the public  health  law,
as  amended  by  chapter  154 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as
follows:
  2-b. "Hospice residence" means a hospice operated home which is  resi-
dential in character and physical structure and operated for the purpose
of  providing  more  than two hospice patients but not more than [eight]
SIXTEEN hospice patients with hospice care, which may include UP TO FOUR
dually certified hospice in-patient beds PER EACH SIXTEEN BED RESIDENCE.
  S 2.   Subdivision 1 of section 4014 of  the  public  health  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  410  of  the  laws  of 2007, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. The commissioner is hereby authorized to establish a hospice  resi-
dence  pilot program. Such program, subject to the rules and regulations
of the commissioner, shall authorize the operation of not more than  ten
hospice residences operated for the purpose of providing[, notwithstand-
ing  the provisions of subdivision two-b of section four thousand two of
this article,] more than two hospice patients but not more than  sixteen
hospice  patients  with  hospice care AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION TWO-B OF
SECTION FOUR THOUSAND TWO OF THIS ARTICLE.  The locations of the hospice
residence pilot program shall be geographically disbursed throughout the
state and approved by the commissioner. To the extent that patients  may
access  hospital  or  skilled  nursing home care, the care plan for such
patients shall provide for such care.
  S 3.   This act shall take  effect  immediately;  provided,  that  the
amendments  to  sections  4002 and 4014 of the public health law made by
sections one and two of this  act  shall  apply  to  hospice  residences
established  prior  to  the  effective date of this act as well as those
created thereafter.

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S5534A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7758
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§4002 & 4014, Pub Health L

S5534A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes hospice residences to care for up to 16 patients.

S5534A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5534A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5534--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  health  law, in relation to authorizing
  hospice residences to care for up to 16 patients

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 2-b of section 4002 of the public health law,
as amended by chapter 154 of the laws of 2004, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  2-b.  "Hospice residence" means a hospice operated home which is resi-
dential in character and physical structure and operated for the purpose
of providing more than two hospice patients but not  more  than  [eight]
SIXTEEN  hospice  patients  with  hospice care, which may include dually
certified hospice in-patient beds  UP  TO  TWENTY-FIVE  PERCENT  OF  THE
HOSPICE RESIDENCE'S PATIENT CAPACITY.
  S  2.    Subdivision  1  of  section 4014 of the public health law, as
amended by chapter 410 of the laws  of  2007,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1.  The commissioner is hereby authorized to establish a hospice resi-
dence pilot program. Such program, subject to the rules and  regulations
of  the commissioner, shall authorize the operation of not more than ten
hospice residences operated for the purpose of providing[, notwithstand-
ing the provisions of subdivision two-b of section four thousand two  of
this  article,] more than two hospice patients but not more than sixteen
hospice patients with hospice care.  The locations of the hospice  resi-
dence  pilot  program  shall  be geographically disbursed throughout the
state and approved by the commissioner. To the extent that patients  may
access  hospital  or  skilled  nursing home care, the care plan for such
patients shall provide for such care.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11129-02-3

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