senate Bill S6858

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to making chemical dependence counseling and referrals available in naturally occurring retirement communities

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    • Passed Assembly
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Aug 11, 2014 signed chap.271
Aug 01, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 11, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.487
substituted for s6858
Jun 11, 2014 substituted by a9067
May 06, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 05, 2014 2nd report cal.
Apr 30, 2014 1st report cal.487
Mar 20, 2014 referred to aging

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S6858 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9067
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง209, Eld L

S6858 - Bill Texts

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Relates to making chemical dependence counseling and referrals available in naturally occurring retirement communities.

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BILL NUMBER:S6858

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to making
chemical dependence counseling and referrals available in naturally
occurring retirement communities

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To increase likelihood that residents
of Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs) and Neighborhood
NORCs who would benefit from chemical dependence counseling and
resources receive such assistance.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends paragraph (d) of subdivision 1 of
section 209 of the Elder Law to include chemical dependence counseling
and referrals as eligible services that NORCs and Neighborhood NORCs may
provide to their residents.

JUSTIFICATION: As we encourage and support seniors to age in place in
their communities, it is important that we help them work through darker
times in their lives. There are many paths that can lead an individual
to chemical dependence including grief, depression, loneliness, and
chronic injury. It is important that we not judge these individuals who
have been through so much in their lives. Our seniors should know that
if they struggle with chemical dependence, that there are resources
available to help them. Making that assistance available within the NORC
reduces the stigma and makes it easier for seniors to take advantage of
it.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  6858

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 20, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- 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 making chemical dependence
  counseling and referrals available in naturally  occurring  retirement
  communities

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 1 of section 209 of the  elder
law,  as  amended by chapter 448 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read
as follows:
  (d) "Eligible services" shall mean services including, but not limited
to: case management, care coordination,  counseling,  health  assessment
and  monitoring,  transportation,  socialization  activities,  home care
facilitation and monitoring, education  regarding  the  signs  of  elder
abuse  and  exploitation  and  available resources for a senior who is a
suspected victim of elder abuse  or  exploitation,  CHEMICAL  DEPENDENCE
COUNSELING PROVIDED BY CREDENTIALED ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUN-
SELORS AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH THREE OF SUBDIVISION (D) OF SECTION 19.07
OF  THE MENTAL HYGIENE LAW AND REFERRALS TO APPROPRIATE CHEMICAL DEPEND-
ENCE COUNSELING PROVIDERS, and other services designed  to  address  the
needs  of  residents  of  naturally  occurring retirement communities by
helping them extend their independence, improve their quality  of  life,
and avoid unnecessary hospital and nursing home stays.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14354-02-4

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