|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to aging|
|Jun 04, 2013||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to aging|
senate Bill S862
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S862 - Details
S862 - Summary
Establishes a senior dental services grant program; authorizes the director to establish the program and, upon the availability of appropriations, provide grants to eligible elderly persons who are in need of such services.
S862 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S862 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to establishing a senior dental services grant program PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would establish a grant program for the provision of dental services exclusively for seniors in need of assistance. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends the Elder Law by adding a new section 2l5-c. Establishes the senior dental services grant program and establishes responsibilities of the Director of the State Office for the Aging, income criteria for participants, and a report on the viability of the program for the future. Provides for a civil penalty not to exceed $250 for an applicant who makes a false statement, submits false information or conceals a material fact in order to receive such grant. Section 2. Effective Date EXISTING LAW: None.
S862 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 862 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DIAZ -- 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 establishing a senior dental services grant program 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 section 215-c to read as follows: S 215-C. SENIOR DENTAL SERVICES GRANT PROGRAM. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION: (A) "DENTAL SERVICES" SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, DIAGNOSES, TESTS, STUDIES, TREATMENT OR ANALYSES UNDER THE CARE AND SUPERVISION OF A LICENSED DENTIST WHO IS AUTHORIZED TO PRACTICE IN THIS STATE. THESE SERVICES MAY ALSO INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, CLIENT ASSESSMENT, INFORMATION AND REFERRALS. (B) "ELDERLY" SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. (C) "DIRECTOR" SHALL MEAN THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE FOR THE AGING. (D) "COVERAGE PERIOD" SHALL MEAN TWENTY-FOUR CONSECUTIVE CALENDAR MONTHS FOR WHICH AN ELIGIBLE PROGRAM PARTICIPANT HAS MET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION. 2. THE DIRECTOR IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED, SUBJECT TO THE AVAILABILITY OF APPROPRIATIONS, TO ESTABLISH A GRANT PROGRAM FOR DENTAL SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE ELDERLY PERSONS WHO ARE IN NEED OF SUCH SERVICES. 3. PERSONS ELIGIBLE FOR THE GRANT PROGRAM UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL INCLUDE: (A) ELDERLY UNMARRIED RESIDENTS WHOSE INCOME FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE COVERAGE PERIOD IS LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS AND WHO HAVE NO DENTAL INSUR- ANCE; AND EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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