senate Bill S9008

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to programs for the aging

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Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 23, 2022 referred to aging
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 16, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.1389
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 03, 2022 referred to aging

S9008 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Aging
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §203, Eld L

S9008 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to programs for the aging for individuals with an income below two hundred and fifty percent of the federal poverty level.

S9008 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9008 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                             I N  S E N A T E
                                May 3, 2022
 Introduced  by  Sen. MAY -- (at request of the Office for Aging) -- read
   twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
   Committee on Aging
 AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to programs for the aging

   Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 12 of section 203 of the elder
 law, as added by section 1 of part U of chapter 57 of the laws of  2019,
 is amended to read as follows:
   (a)  The director is hereby authorized to implement private pay proto-
 cols for programs and services administered by the office. These  proto-
 cols  may  be  implemented by area agencies on aging at their option and
 such protocols shall not be applied to services for a  participant  when
 being  paid for with federal funds or funds designated as federal match,
 or for individuals with an income below [four]  TWO  hundred  AND  FIFTY
 percent  of  the  federal  poverty  level. All private payments received
 directly by an area agency on aging or indirectly by one of its contrac-
 tors shall be used to supplement, not supplant, funds by state, federal,
 or county appropriations. Such private pay payments shall be  set  at  a
 cost to the participant of not more than twenty percent above either the
 unit  cost to the area agency on aging to provide the program or service
 directly, or the amount that the  area  agency  on  aging  pays  to  its
 contractor  to  provide  the  program  or  service. Private pay payments
 received under this subdivision shall be used  by  the  area  agency  on
 aging to first reduce any unmet need for programs and services, and then
 to  support and enhance services or programs provided by the area agency
 on aging. No participant, regardless of income, shall be required to pay
 for any program or service that they are receiving  at  the  time  these
 protocols  are implemented by the area agency on aging. This subdivision
 shall not prevent cost sharing for the programs and services established
 pursuant to section two hundred fourteen of this title [for  individuals
 below  four  hundred  percent  of the federal poverty level]. Consistent
 with federal and state statute and regulations, when providing  programs
 and services, area agencies on aging and their contractors shall contin-
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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