senate Bill S7291

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "public nursing home protection act of 2014" directing the commissioner of health to study and report on the current and expected future status of public nursing homes

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May 20, 2014 reported and committed to finance
May 09, 2014 referred to aging

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May 20, 2014 - Aging committee Vote

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Aging Committee Vote: May 20, 2014

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S7291 - Details

Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art III ยงยง301 - 305, Eld L

S7291 - Summary

Enacts the "public nursing home protection act of 2014" directing the commissioner of health to study and report on the current and expected future status of public nursing homes; imposes a 2 year moratorium on the divestiture or elimination of residential services by public nursing homes.

S7291 - Sponsor Memo

S7291 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7291

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 9, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- 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 enacting the "public nurs-
  ing home protection act of 2014"; and providing for the repeal of such
  provisions upon 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 article III to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE III
                      PUBLIC NURSING HOME PROTECTION
                                ACT OF 2014
SECTION 301. SHORT TITLE.
        302. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND INTENT.
        303. DEFINITIONS.
        304. COMPREHENSIVE REPORT ON PUBLIC NURSING HOMES.
        305. RESTRICTION ON DIVESTITURE AND ELIMINATION OF SERVICES.
  S 301. SHORT TITLE. THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY  BE  CITED  AS
THE "PUBLIC NURSING HOME PROTECTION ACT OF 2014".
  S  302.  LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND INTENT. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS
THAT IT IS THE GOAL OF THE STATE TO ENSURE  THAT  PUBLIC  NURSING  HOMES
REMAIN  AVAILABLE FOR THE FUTURE CARE OF PEOPLE IN NEED. THE LEGISLATURE
FURTHER FINDS THAT PUBLIC NURSING HOMES ARE A CRITICAL COMPONENT TO  THE
HEALTH  CARE  INFRASTRUCTURE OF THIS STATE AND OFTEN REPRESENT THE CARE-
GIVER OF LAST RESORT FOR MANY NEW YORKERS. THE LEGISLATURE FURTHER FINDS
THAT THE LOSS OF SUCH PUBLIC NURSING HOMES MAY LEAD  TO  COMPROMISED  OR
INADEQUATE  CARE  FOR MANY PEOPLE IN NEED. THE LEGISLATURE FURTHER FINDS
THAT MANY MUNICIPALITIES OF THE STATE  HAVE  SOLD,  CLOSED,  PRIVATIZED,
TRANSFERRED  OWNERSHIP,  OR  OTHERWISE  LIMITED  OR  ELIMINATED PUBLICLY
AVAILABLE NURSING HOME SERVICES OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS. THE  LEGIS-
LATURE  FURTHER  FINDS  THAT  FUNDING  FROM THE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL
GOVERNMENTS HAS DECREASED FOR PUBLIC NURSING HOMES OVER THE PAST SEVERAL
YEARS. THE LEGISLATURE FURTHER FINDS THAT THE DEMAND FOR  NURSING  HOMES
IS  LIKELY  TO  INCREASE  OVER  THE COMING YEARS AS A RESULT OF AN AGING

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

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