senate Bill S8617

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to annual reporting requirements of the state long-term care ombudsman

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.635
substituted for a10045a
May 24, 2022 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 16, 2022 amended on third reading 8617a
May 05, 2022 advanced to third reading
May 04, 2022 2nd report cal.
May 03, 2022 1st report cal.977
Mar 22, 2022 referred to aging

Votes

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May 3, 2022 - Aging committee Vote

S8617
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0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
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Abstained
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Aging Committee Vote: May 3, 2022

excused (1)

S8617 - Details

Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §218, Eld L

S8617 - Summary

Relates to annual reporting requirements of the state long-term care ombudsman; requires additional information to be contained in the state ombudsman's annual reports to the governor, state legislature, etc.; requires an additional annual report to be submitted to the attorney general on instances of abuse, neglect and exploitation, for review and possible enforcement action.

S8617 - Sponsor Memo

S8617 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8617
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 22, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  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 annual reporting  require-
   ments of the state long-term care ombudsman
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subdivision 14 of section 218 of the elder law, as  amended
 by  chapter  259  of  the laws of 2018, is amended and a new subdivision
 14-a is added to read as follows:
   14. Annual report. On or before March thirty-first, two thousand five,
 and annually thereafter, the state ombudsman shall submit to the  gover-
 nor, commissioner of the federal administration on aging, speaker of the
 assembly,  temporary  president  of  the  senate,  director of the state
 office for the aging, commissioner of the department of health, and  the
 commissioner  of  children  and  family  services a report and make such
 report available to the public:
   (a) describing the activities carried out by the office of  the  state
 long-term care ombudsman during the prior calendar year;
   (b)  containing  and  analyzing data relating to complaints and condi-
 tions in long-term care facilities and to residents for the  purpose  of
 identifying and resolving significant problems, INCLUDING AN EXAMINATION
 OF  ANY  RECURRING  ISSUES IN ANY LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES TO DETERMINE
 ANY SYSTEMIC ISSUES IN SUCH FACILITIES;
   (c) evaluating the problems experienced by, and the complaints made by
 or on behalf of, residents;
   (d) containing POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS AND recommendations  for  appro-
 priate state legislation, rules and regulations and other action FOR THE
 GOVERNOR  AND STATE LEGISLATURE BASED ON DATA COLLECTED PURSUANT TO THIS
 SECTION, CONCERNS RAISED BY RESIDENTS AND  FAMILIES  OF  RESIDENTS,  AND
 OBSERVATIONS  MADE  WHEN  VISITING LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES, to improve
 the quality of the care  and  life  of  the  residents,  protecting  the
 health,  safety  and  welfare  and rights of the residents and resolving
 resident complaints and identified problems or barriers;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD14320-01-2

S8617A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §218, Eld L

S8617A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to annual reporting requirements of the state long-term care ombudsman; requires additional information to be contained in the state ombudsman's annual reports to the governor, state legislature, etc.; requires an additional annual report to be submitted to the attorney general on instances of abuse, neglect and exploitation, for review and possible enforcement action.

S8617A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8617A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8617--A
     Cal. No. 977
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 22, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging -- reported  favora-
   bly  from  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered
   to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place
   in the order of third reading

 AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to annual reporting  require-
   ments of the state long-term care ombudsman
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 14 of section 218 of the elder law, as  amended
 by chapter 259 of the laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows:
   14. Annual report. On or before March thirty-first, two thousand five,
 and  annually thereafter, the state ombudsman shall submit to the gover-
 nor, commissioner of the federal administration on aging, speaker of the
 assembly, temporary president of  the  senate,  director  of  the  state
 office  for the aging, commissioner of the department of health, and the
 commissioner of children and family services  a  report  and  make  such
 report available to the public:
   (a)  describing  the activities carried out by the office of the state
 long-term care ombudsman during the prior calendar year;
   (b) containing and analyzing data relating to  complaints  and  condi-
 tions  in  long-term care facilities and to residents for the purpose of
 identifying and resolving significant problems, INCLUDING AN EXAMINATION
 OF ANY RECURRING COMPLAINTS TO DETERMINE IF THERE ARE SYSTEMIC ISSUES IN
 SUCH FACILITIES;
   (c) evaluating the problems experienced by, and the complaints made by
 or on behalf of, residents;
   (d) containing  recommendations  for  appropriate  state  legislation,
 rules  and regulations and other action BASED ON DATA COLLECTED PURSUANT
 TO THIS SECTION, CONCERNS RAISED BY RESIDENTS AND FAMILIES OF RESIDENTS,
 AND OBSERVATIONS  MADE  WHEN  VISITING  LONG-TERM  CARE  FACILITIES,  to
 improve  the  quality  of the care and life of the residents, protecting
 the health, safety and welfare and rights of the residents and resolving
 resident complaints and identified problems or barriers;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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