assembly Bill A736

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Authorizes the establishment of a caregiver support program for grandparents and other older adult relative caregivers

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Jan 06, 2021 referred to aging

A736 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5596
Current Committee:
Assembly Aging
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add §225, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A1840, S1557
2011-2012: A266, A9073, S270
2013-2014: A1961, S865
2015-2016: A5344, S358
2017-2018: A10575, S507, S7222
2019-2020: A993, S5359

A736 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a caregiver support program for grandparents and other older adult relative caregivers who are providing primary care for children aged 18 and under either formally or informally to provide technical assistance, counseling and other resources.

A736 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    736
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. D. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Aging
 
 AN ACT to amend the elder law, in  relation  to  authorizing  the  state
   office  for  the  aging  to  implement a caregiver support program for
   grandparents and other older relatives who are caring for children
 
   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. GRANDPARENT CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM. 1. THE DIRECTOR IS HERE-
 BY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED, TO THE EXTENT APPROPRIATIONS  ARE  AVAILABLE
 THEREFOR,  TO  DEVELOP  AND  ESTABLISH  A  GRANDPARENT CAREGIVER SUPPORT
 PROGRAM FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING SUPPORT SERVICES TO GRANDPARENTS OR
 OTHER OLDER ADULT RELATIVE CAREGIVERS WHO ARE PROVIDING PRIMARY CARE FOR
 A CHILD.
   2. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
   (A) "GRANDPARENT OR OTHER OLDER ADULT RELATIVE CAREGIVERS" SHALL  MEAN
 A  GRANDPARENT OR STEPGRANDPARENT OF A CHILD OR A RELATIVE OF A CHILD BY
 BLOOD OR MARRIAGE WHO:
   (I) IS SIXTY YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, AND
   (II) LIVES WITH THE CHILD, AND
   (III) PROVIDES PRIMARY CARE FOR THE CHILD BECAUSE  THE  BIOLOGICAL  OR
 ADOPTIVE  PARENTS  ARE UNWILLING OR UNABLE TO SERVE AS THE PRIMARY CARE-
 GIVER OF THE CHILD, AND
   (IV) IS THE CUSTODIAN OR GUARDIAN OF THE  CHILD,  OR  IS  RAISING  THE
 CHILD INFORMALLY.
   (B)  "CHILD"  SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR
 YOUNGER.
   3. THE GRANDPARENT CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM MAY INCLUDE, BUT  IS  NOT
 LIMITED TO:

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