assembly Bill A9641

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the establishment of guardianship programs in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk

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Jan 29, 2020 referred to judiciary

A9641 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7533
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Add §216-a, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A4774

A9641 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the chief administrator of the courts to establish in Nassau and Suffolk counties, court ordered guardianship programs which shall facilitate the use of geriatric social workers, retired senior volunteers and/or other non-attorneys to serve as guardians appointed by a court under article 81 of the mental hygiene law, for incapacitated adults who lack financial resources and appropriate family supports.

A9641 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9641

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 29, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. STERN -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to guardianship  programs
  in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk

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

  Section 1. The judiciary law is amended by adding a new section  216-a
to read as follows:
   §  216-A. GUARDIANSHIP PROGRAMS; NASSAU; SUFFOLK. 1. THE CHIEF ADMIN-
ISTRATOR OF THE COURTS SHALL ESTABLISH, IN THE COUNTIES  OF  NASSAU  AND
SUFFOLK,  COURT ORDERED GUARDIANSHIP PROGRAMS TO BE LOCATED IN EACH SUCH
COUNTY, WHICH SHALL FACILITATE THE  USE  OF  GERIATRIC  SOCIAL  WORKERS,
RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEERS AND/OR OTHER NON-ATTORNEYS, TO SERVE AS GUARD-
IANS APPOINTED BY A COURT UNDER ARTICLE EIGHTY-ONE OF THE MENTAL HYGIENE
LAW, FOR INCAPACITATED ADULTS WHO LACK FINANCIAL RESOURCES AND APPROPRI-
ATE  FAMILY  SUPPORTS.  THE  PROGRAMS SHALL BE ADMINISTERED BY THE LOCAL
COURTS WITHIN EACH RESPECTIVE COUNTY. THE PROGRAMS WILL PROVIDE  GUARDI-
ANSHIP SERVICES INCLUDING VISITING INDIVIDUALS ON A REGULAR BASIS, OVER-
SEEING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A SERVICE PLAN AND REPORTING TO THE COURTS.
  2. THE PROGRAMS SHALL ANNUALLY REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON THE NUMBER
OF GUARDIANS APPOINTED; COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROGRAM; AND OUTCOMES,
INCLUDING  WHETHER  THE  PERSON  WAS  ABLE TO REMAIN IN OR RETURN TO THE
COMMUNITY AND WHETHER THEY WERE OR BECAME ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAID.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of April next  succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14592-01-9