senate Bill S9026

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the "long-term care ombudsman program reform act"

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 05, 2020 referred to rules

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S9026 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add §218-a, Eld L; amd §§2803 & 2803-c, add §2803-c-1, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S612

S9026 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the office of the state long-term care ombudsman to provide opportunities for volunteers to work as resident advocates within the long-term care ombudsman program (Part A); directs the commissioner of health, in consultation with the state long-term care ombudsman, to establish policies and procedures for reporting, by staff and volunteers of the long-term care ombudsman program, issues concerning the health and safety of residents at nursing homes and residential health care facilities (Part B); includes access to state long-term care ombudsman program staff and volunteers within the pandemic emergency plan prepared by residential health care facilities (Part C); requires translations of a patient's rights into the six most common non-English languages of New York State (Part D) (view more) and relates to the posting of information relating to the long term care ombudsman program (Part E).

S9026 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9026 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9026
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              October 5, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  MAY,  RIVERA,  SKOUFIS  -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to directing  the  office  of
   the state long-term care ombudsman to provide opportunities for volun-
   teers  to work as resident advocates within the long-term care ombuds-
   man program (Part A); to amend the public health  law, in relation  to
   directing  the commissioner   of   health,   in consultation with  the
   state   long-term   care ombudsman, to establish policies  and  proce-
   dures   for   reporting, by staff and volunteers of the long-term care
   ombudsman program, issues concerning the health and safety  of   resi-
   dents  at   nursing   homes   and   residential health care facilities
   (Part B); to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  including
   access  to state long-term care ombudsman program staff and volunteers
   within the pandemic emergency plan prepared by residential health care
   facilities (Part C); to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to
   requiring  translations  of  a patient's rights (Part D); and to amend
   the public health law, in  relation  to  the  posting  of  information
   relating to the long-term care ombudsman program (Part E)
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "long-term care ombudsman program reform act".
   § 2. Legislative intent. This act enacts into law legislation relating
 to  the  long-term  care  ombudsman  program.  Each  component is wholly
 contained within a Part identified as Parts A through E.  The  effective
 date  for  each  particular  provision contained within such Part is set
 forth in the last section of such Part. Any  provision  in  any  section
 contained within a Part, including the effective date of the Part, which
 makes  a  reference  to a section "of this act", when used in connection
 with that particular component, shall be deemed to mean and refer to the
 corresponding section of the Part in which it is found. Section four  of
 this act sets forth the general effective date of this act.
 
                                  PART A
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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