|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 20, 2014||reported and committed to finance|
|May 09, 2014||referred to aging|
senate Bill S7291
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7291 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Elder Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art III §§301 - 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
BILL NUMBER:S7291 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to enacting the "public nursing home protection act of 2014"; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would require the state to undertake a comprehensive study on the conditions of public nursing homes in order to gain a better understanding of financial and other obstacles specific to the operation of public nursing homes. The elimination of services at public nursing homes would be prohibited until one year after this report is made. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. This section provides for legislative findings. Section 2. This section provides for definitions as used in this article. Section 3. This section provides that the Commissioner of the Department of Health, in conjunction with the Director of the Division of the Budget, shall study and issue a comprehensive report on public nursing homes in New York State. The study shall include information
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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