|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 23, 2020||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S7533
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee
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S7533 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7533 (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.
S7533 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7533 SPONSOR: THOMAS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the judiciary law, in relation to guardianship programs in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To establish permanent Article 81 guardianship programs in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill adds a new section 216-a to the judiciary law authorizing the chief administrator of the courts to establish court ordered guardianship programs in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk. The programs are administered by the local court in each county. The program must report annually to the legislature on the number of guardi- ans appointed, costs associated with the program, and outcomes.
S7533 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7533 I N S E N A T E January 23, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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
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