assembly Bill A8708A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the elder abuse shelter aftercare demonstration program

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 27, 2020 print number 8708a
Feb 27, 2020 amend and recommit to aging
Jan 08, 2020 referred to aging
Oct 23, 2019 referred to aging

A8708 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5891
Current Committee:
Assembly Aging
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add §225, Eld L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A1872, S1065

A8708 - Summary

Establishes the elder abuse shelter aftercare demonstration program to provide management services, financial counseling, and mental health services at the conclusion of the discharge process.

A8708 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8708

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            October 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Aging

AN  ACT  to  amend the elder law, in relation to the elder abuse shelter
  aftercare demonstration program; and providing for the repeal of  such
  provisions upon expiration thereof

  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  225  to
read as follows:
  §  225.  ELDER  ABUSE  SHELTER  AFTERCARE  DEMONSTRATION  PROGRAM.  1.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE  CONTRARY  AND  WITHIN
AMOUNTS  APPROPRIATED,  THE  DIRECTOR SHALL ESTABLISH A TWO-YEAR, SHORT-
TERM AFTERCARE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM TO BE IMPLEMENTED  BY  AN  EXISTING
CENTER  FOR ELDER JUSTICE, WHICH PROVIDES SHELTER AND OTHER SERVICES FOR
AT RISK OLDER ADULTS UNDER THE AUSPICES OF A FACILITY ESTABLISHED PURSU-
ANT TO ARTICLE TWENTY-EIGHT OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH  LAW,  AND  LOCATED  IN
BRONX COUNTY, NEW YORK CITY.
  2. THE SCOPE OF SHORT-TERM AFTERCARE SERVICES MAY BE DETERMINED BY THE
COMMISSIONER  OF  HEALTH  BUT SHALL AT A MINIMUM INCLUDE CASE MANAGEMENT
SERVICES, FINANCIAL COUNSELING, AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES. PROVISION OF
SERVICES SHALL COMMENCE AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE DISCHARGE PROCESS  FROM
THE FACILITY.
  3.  THE  CENTER AS DEFINED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION
SHALL PROVIDE AFTERCARE SERVICES AS DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS
SECTION, AND EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE  AFTERCARE  DEMONSTRATION
PROGRAM  IN  TERMS OF PREVENTING RE-VICTIMIZATION, AVOIDING READMISSIONS
TO THE SHELTER, AVOIDING HOSPITALIZATIONS, AND MAINTAINING RESIDENCE  IN
A  COMMUNITY  SETTING.  SUCH  REPORT  MAY  ALSO DISCUSS THE POTENTIAL OF
UTILIZING THE PROGRAM STATEWIDE AND COLLABORATIONS THAT MAY ENHANCE  THE
PROGRAM,  AND THE EFFICACY OF ESTABLISHING A PERMANENT AFTERCARE PROGRAM
STATEWIDE. THE CENTER SHALL SUBMIT A REPORT ON FINDINGS TO THE DIRECTOR,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

A8708A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5891
Current Committee:
Assembly Aging
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add §225, Eld L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A1872, S1065

A8708A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the elder abuse shelter aftercare demonstration program to provide management services, financial counseling, and mental health services at the conclusion of the discharge process.

A8708A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8708--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            October 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee  on  Aging  -- recommitted to the Committee on Aging in accordance
  with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the elder law, in relation to the elder abuse shelter
  aftercare demonstration program; and providing for the repeal of  such
  provisions upon expiration thereof

  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  225  to
read as follows:
  §  225.  ELDER  ABUSE  SHELTER  AFTERCARE  DEMONSTRATION  PROGRAM.  1.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE  CONTRARY  AND  WITHIN
AMOUNTS  APPROPRIATED,  THE  DIRECTOR SHALL ESTABLISH A TWO-YEAR, SHORT-
TERM AFTERCARE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM TO BE IMPLEMENTED  BY  AN  EXISTING
CENTER  FOR ELDER JUSTICE, WHICH PROVIDES SHELTER AND OTHER SERVICES FOR
AT RISK OLDER ADULTS UNDER THE AUSPICES OF A FACILITY ESTABLISHED PURSU-
ANT TO ARTICLE TWENTY-EIGHT OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH  LAW,  AND  LOCATED  IN
BRONX COUNTY, NEW YORK CITY.
  2. THE SCOPE OF SHORT-TERM AFTERCARE SERVICES MAY BE DETERMINED BY THE
COMMISSIONER  OF  HEALTH  BUT SHALL AT A MINIMUM INCLUDE CASE MANAGEMENT
SERVICES, FINANCIAL COUNSELING, AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES. PROVISION OF
SERVICES SHALL COMMENCE AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE DISCHARGE PROCESS  FROM
THE FACILITY.
  3.  THE  CENTER AS DEFINED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION
SHALL PROVIDE AFTERCARE SERVICES AS DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS
SECTION, AND EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE  AFTERCARE  DEMONSTRATION
PROGRAM  IN  TERMS OF PREVENTING RE-VICTIMIZATION, AVOIDING READMISSIONS
TO THE SHELTER, AVOIDING HOSPITALIZATIONS, AND MAINTAINING RESIDENCE  IN
A  COMMUNITY  SETTING.   THE CENTER SHALL SUBMIT A REPORT ON FINDINGS TO
THE DIRECTOR, THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE NO LATER THAN ONE HUNDRED

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.