senate Bill S8580

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender long-term care facility residents' bill of rights

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Aging Committee


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May 10, 2018 referred to aging

S8580 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11300
Current Committee:
Senate Aging
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 4 §§263 - 270, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S2912, A866
2021-2022: S85, A7807

S8580 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender long-term care facility residents' bill of rights.

S8580 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8580 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8580

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 the  lesbian,
  gay, bisexual, and transgender long-term care facility residents' bill
  of rights

  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 4 to  read
as follows:
                                 ARTICLE 4
      LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY
                        RESIDENTS' BILL OF RIGHTS
SECTION 263. DEFINITIONS.
        264. UNLAWFUL ACTIONS.
        265. RECORDKEEPING.
        266. PROTECTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION.
        267. RESIDENT PRIVACY.
        268. TRAINING.
        269. APPLICATION.
        270. VIOLATIONS.
  § 263. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE:
  1."GENDER  IDENTITY  OR  EXPRESSION"  SHALL  MEAN A PERSON'S ACTUAL OR
PERCEIVED GENDER-RELATED IDENTITY, APPEARANCE, BEHAVIOR, EXPRESSION,  OR
OTHER  GENDER-RELATED  CHARACTERISTIC  REGARDLESS OF THE SEX ASSIGNED TO
THAT PERSON AT BIRTH, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE STATUS OF BEING
TRANSGENDER.
  2. "GENDER-NONCONFORMING" SHALL MEAN A PERSON WHOSE GENDER  EXPRESSION
DOES  NOT  CONFORM  TO  STEREOTYPICAL EXPECTATIONS OF HOW A MAN OR WOMAN
SHOULD APPEAR OR ACT.
  3. "LGBT" SHALL MEAN LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, OR TRANSGENDER.
  4. "LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES" OR "FACILITIES" SHALL MEAN  RESIDENTIAL
HEALTH  CARE FACILITIES AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION TWEN-
TY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, ADULT CARE FACILITIES  AS
DEFINED  IN SUBDIVISION TWENTY-ONE OF SECTION TWO OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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