|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to aging|
|Apr 16, 2013||reported and committed to finance|
|Mar 26, 2013||referred to aging|
senate Bill S4384
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S4384 - Details
S4384 - Summary
Establishes an Alzheimer's disease outreach and education program for medical and non-medical professionals to promote earlier identification of Alzheimers and to provide information and other assistance in finding community support for caregivers.
S4384 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4384 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to establishing an Alzheimer's disease outreach and education program PURPOSE: Creates the Alzheimer's disease outreach and education program to promote earlier identification of the disease, provide information and assistance on where to find community supports and to promote public awareness concerning Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill adds new section 224 to the Elder Law, creating the Alzheimer's disease outreach and education program. The purpose of this program is to promote identification and public awareness of dementia with education and information, training curriculum, public service announcements, and other similar efforts and material for medical as well as non-medical personnel. The new section also allows for, but does not require, the appointment of one or more advisory councils. Section two of the bill provides that this act shall take effect immediately. JUSTIFICATION: According to the New York State Task Force on
S4384 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4384 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 26, 2013 ___________ 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 establishing an Alzheimer's disease outreach and education 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 224 to read as follows: S 224. ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE OUTREACH AND EDUCATION PROGRAM. 1. THE OFFICE, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH, IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO ESTABLISH AN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE OUTREACH AND EDUCATION PROGRAM ("THE PROGRAM") FOR MEDICAL AND NON-MEDICAL PROFES- SIONALS, INCLUDING PHYSICIANS, NURSES, AND SOCIAL SERVICES PERSONNEL WHO WORK WITH OLDER NEW YORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES, AND FOR CONSUMERS, CARE- GIVERS AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS WORKING WITH OR ON BEHALF OF PERSONS WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIA. THE PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM SHALL BE TO: (A) PROMOTE EARLIER IDENTIFICATION OF DEMENTIA IN HEALTH CARE FACILI- TIES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO HOSPITALS, NURSING HOMES, CLINICS, AND ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES; (B) PROVIDE INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE ON WHERE TO FIND COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES, INCLUDING CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS AND SERVICES, RESPITE, CARE MANAGEMENT AND TO SERVE AS A CLEARINGHOUSE FOR RELATED INFORMATION; AND (C) PROMOTE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF AND ACCESS TO RESOURCES AND INFORMA- TION CONCERNING ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND ANY OTHER DEMENTIA RELATED MATTERS THAT THE COMMISSIONER AND DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE FOR THE AGING DEEM APPROPRIATE. 2. THE PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE BUT SHALL NOT BE LIMITED TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09768-01-3
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