assembly Bill A1872

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the elder abuse shelter aftercare demonstration program

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Jan 11, 2021 referred to aging

A1872 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1065
Current Committee:
Assembly Aging
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add §225, Eld L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8708, S5891

A1872 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the elder abuse shelter aftercare demonstration program to provide management services, financial counseling, and mental health services at the conclusion of the discharge process.

A1872 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1872
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Aging
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the elder law, in relation to the elder abuse shelter
   aftercare demonstration program; and providing for the repeal of  such
   provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   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.  ELDER  ABUSE  SHELTER  AFTERCARE  DEMONSTRATION  PROGRAM.  1.
 NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE  CONTRARY  AND  WITHIN
 AMOUNTS  APPROPRIATED,  THE  DIRECTOR SHALL ESTABLISH A TWO-YEAR, SHORT-
 TERM AFTERCARE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM TO BE IMPLEMENTED  BY  AN  EXISTING
 CENTER  FOR ELDER JUSTICE, WHICH PROVIDES SHELTER AND OTHER SERVICES FOR
 AT RISK OLDER ADULTS UNDER THE AUSPICES OF A FACILITY ESTABLISHED PURSU-
 ANT TO ARTICLE TWENTY-EIGHT OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH  LAW,  AND  LOCATED  IN
 BRONX COUNTY, NEW YORK CITY.
   2. THE SCOPE OF SHORT-TERM AFTERCARE SERVICES MAY BE DETERMINED BY THE
 COMMISSIONER  OF  HEALTH  BUT SHALL AT A MINIMUM INCLUDE CASE MANAGEMENT
 SERVICES, FINANCIAL COUNSELING, AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES. PROVISION OF
 SERVICES SHALL COMMENCE AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE DISCHARGE PROCESS  FROM
 THE FACILITY.
   3.  THE  CENTER AS DEFINED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION
 SHALL PROVIDE AFTERCARE SERVICES AS DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS
 SECTION, AND EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE  AFTERCARE  DEMONSTRATION
 PROGRAM  IN  TERMS OF PREVENTING RE-VICTIMIZATION, AVOIDING READMISSIONS
 TO THE SHELTER, AVOIDING HOSPITALIZATIONS, AND MAINTAINING RESIDENCE  IN
 A  COMMUNITY  SETTING.   THE CENTER SHALL SUBMIT A REPORT ON FINDINGS TO
 THE DIRECTOR, THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE NO LATER THAN ONE HUNDRED
 EIGHTY DAYS AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE TWO-YEAR DEMONSTRATION  PROGRAM.
 SUCH  REPORT  MAY  ALSO  DISCUSS  THE POTENTIAL OF UTILIZING THE PROGRAM
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.