senate Bill S8559

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of labor to conduct a labor market study of the home care and hospice workforce; and establishing a temporary labor task force for home care and hospice services and occupations

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2018 referred to labor
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1880
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 10, 2018 referred to health

S8559 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10940
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Labor
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S1359

S8559 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of labor and the commissioner of health to conduct a labor market study of the home care and hospice workforce; and establishes a temporary labor task force for home care and hospice services and occupations to examine and make recommendations regarding competitive labor market factors, reimbursement, programs and other state policy actions necessary to support recruitment and retention of the home care and hospice workforce in the broader, competitive health labor market.

S8559 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8559 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8559

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SERINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT directing the commissioner of labor to  conduct  a  labor  market
  study  and establishing a temporary labor task force for home care and
  hospice services and occupations in New York State; and providing  for
  the repeal of certain provisions upon the expiration thereof

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The commissioner of labor and the  commissioner  of  health
shall  jointly  undertake a market study to examine and make recommenda-
tions  regarding  competitive  labor  market   factors,   reimbursement,
programs and other state policy actions necessary to support recruitment
and  retention  of  the  home care and hospice workforce in the broader,
competitive health labor market.
  Such study shall examine differentials in compensation,  benefits  and
other employment factors in home care and hospice in comparison to other
health care and employment markets which compete for the same workforce,
including  but  not limited to hospitals and nursing facilities, and for
comparable disciplines  which  include  direct  care  aides,  registered
professional  nurses,  licensed  practical  nurses, physical therapists,
occupational therapists, speech pathologists,  social  workers,  respir-
atory therapists, audiologists and other health care practitioners which
the  commissioner  of  labor  in  consultation  with the commissioner of
health shall determine.
  In conducting such study and preparing  recommendations,  the  commis-
sioners  shall  seek  the input of representatives of the aforementioned
providers and health care personnel, managed care plans, statewide asso-
ciations representative of  providers  and  workforce,  the  center  for
health  workforce  studies  of the state university of New York, and the
New York state area health education centers program.
  On or before November 1, 2018, the commissioner of labor shall  report
jointly  with the commissioner of health to the governor and legislature
on  the  results  of  such  study,  together  with  recommendations  for
reimbursement,  programs  and  policy modifications to support home care

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

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