|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 18, 2018||referred to labor|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1880
committee discharged and committed to rules
|May 10, 2018||referred to health|
senate Bill S8559
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
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- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8559 (ACTIVE) - Details
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
BILL NUMBER: S8559 SPONSOR: SERINO TITLE OF BILL: 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 ther- eof PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To authorize the state commissioner of labor, with the assistance of collaborating state agencies, to conduct a competitive labor market study to assess and make recommendations for home care and hospice capa- bility to compete in the labor market for recruitment and retention of direct care staff to meet patient and health system needs, and to estab- lish a taskforce to promote entrance, practice, career development and retention in home health and hospice occupations, including home health aide, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work and others that the commissioner designates.
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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