senate Bill S913

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to informal caregiver training

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - Passed Senate

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.


view actions (7)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 10, 2021 referred to aging
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 02, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 01, 2021 2nd report cal.
Jan 26, 2021 1st report cal.190
Jan 06, 2021 referred to aging

S913 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Aging
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §206, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A7876
2019-2020: S5209, A6597

S913 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to informal caregiver training; defines "person in need of assistance"; and expands who may serve as an "informal caregiver".

S913 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S913 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              January 6, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- 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 informal caregiver  train-
   Section 1. Section 206 of the elder law, subdivision 1 as  amended  by
 chapter  672  of  the  laws  of 2019, subparagraph 4 of paragraph (a) of
 subdivision 3 as added by chapter 269 of the laws of 2014, is amended to
 read as follows:
   § 206. Informal caregiver training.  1. The director is hereby author-
 ized and directed, to the extent appropriations are available  therefor,
 to  develop,  establish  and  operate  training and technical assistance
 programs, including caregiver resource centers, caregiver networks,  and
 other  support  activities, for informal caregivers throughout the state
 for the purposes of assisting such caregivers and improving the  quality
 of  care  provided  [to  frail and disabled persons]. The director shall
 also make available and  encourage  the  utilization  of  such  training
 programs  in  consultation  with  the  commissioner OF THE DEPARTMENT of
 health, the commissioner of the office of children and family  services,
 the commissioner of THE OFFICE OF mental health, and the commissioner of
 the office for people with developmental disabilities.
   2.  Definitions. For the purposes of this section: (a) "Informal care-
 giver" shall mean the family member or other natural person who normally
 provides [the] daily care or supervision [of a frail or disabled person]
 OF A PERSON IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE, or any family member or other natural
 person who contributes to and is involved in [the] caretaking  responsi-
 bilities  [for  such  frail  or disabled person] FOR A PERSON IN NEED OF
 ASSISTANCE. Such informal caregiver may PROVIDE CARE  FOR  A  PERSON  IN
 NEED  OF ASSISTANCE, but need not[,] reside in the same household as the
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.