senate Bill S8779

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Aids in the transition to adulthood for children with medical fragility living in pediatric nursing homes and other settings

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Jul 15, 2020 referred to rules

S8779 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10635
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2808-e, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S1029, A3235

S8779 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Aids in the transition to adulthood for children with medical fragility living in pediatric nursing homes and other settings.

S8779 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8779 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8779

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 15, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in  relation  to  aiding  in  the
  transition  to adulthood for children with medical fragility living in
  pediatric nursing homes and other settings

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

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
2808-e to read as follows:
  § 2808-E. RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN WITH MEDICAL  FRAGILITY
IN  TRANSITION  TO YOUNG ADULTS AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH MEDICAL FRAGILITY.
1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A) "CHILDREN WITH MEDICAL FRAGILITY" SHALL MEAN CHILDREN UP TO  TWEN-
TY-ONE  YEARS OF AGE WHO HAVE A CHRONIC DEBILITATING CONDITION OR CONDI-
TIONS, ARE AT RISK OF HOSPITALIZATION, ARE TECHNOLOGY-DEPENDENT FOR LIFE
OR HEALTH SUSTAINING FUNCTIONS, REQUIRE COMPLEX MEDICATION  REGIMENS  OR
MEDICAL  INTERVENTIONS  TO  MAINTAIN  OR TO IMPROVE THEIR HEALTH STATUS,
AND/OR ARE IN NEED OF ONGOING  ASSESSMENT  OR  INTERVENTION  TO  PREVENT
SERIOUS  DETERIORATION  OF  THEIR HEALTH STATUS OR MEDICAL COMPLICATIONS
THAT PLACE THEIR LIFE, HEALTH OR DEVELOPMENT AT RISK.
  (B) "YOUNG ADULTS WITH MEDICAL FRAGILITY" SHALL MEAN  INDIVIDUALS  WHO
MEET THE DEFINITION OF CHILDREN WITH MEDICAL FRAGILITY, BUT FOR THE FACT
SUCH INDIVIDUALS ARE AGED TWENTY-ONE YEARS OR OLDER.
  (C)  "PEDIATRIC  RESIDENTIAL  HEALTH CARE FACILITY" SHALL MEAN A FREE-
STANDING FACILITY OR DISCRETE UNIT WITHIN A FACILITY AUTHORIZED  BY  THE
COMMISSIONER  TO  PROVIDE  EXTENSIVE NURSING, MEDICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND
COUNSELING SUPPORT SERVICES SOLELY TO CHILDREN.
  2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW, RULE OR REGULATION TO  THE  CONTRARY,  ANY
CHILD WITH MEDICAL FRAGILITY WHO HAS RESIDED FOR AT LEAST THIRTY CONSEC-
UTIVE  DAYS  IN A PEDIATRIC RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY AND WHO HAS
REACHED THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE WHILE A RESIDENT, MAY CONTINUE RESIDING AT
SUCH PEDIATRIC FACILITY AND RECEIVING SUCH SERVICES FROM  THE  FACILITY,
PROVIDED  THAT  SUCH YOUNG ADULT WITH MEDICAL FRAGILITY REMAINS ELIGIBLE
FOR NURSING HOME CARE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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