Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 27, 2023||
referred to social services
Assembly Bill A4926
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
Jo Anne Simon
2023-A4926 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-A4926 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Establishes a co-navigation services program for persons who are deaf-blind to provide services to a person who is deaf-blind that assist the person to physically access the person's environment and to make informed decisions, including providing visual and environmental information or sighted guide services and assisting with communication accessibility by communicating in the preferred language and communication mode of the person who is deaf-blind.
2023-A4926 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4926 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y February 27, 2023 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. ZINERMAN -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Social Services AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to establishing a co-navigation services program for persons who are deaf-blind THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section 152-d to read as follows: § 152-D. CO-NAVIGATION SERVICES PROGRAM FOR PERSONS WHO ARE DEAF- BLIND. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "COMMUNICATION MODE" INCLUDES COMMUNICATION THROUGH: (I) AUDITORY AMPLIFICATION, SUCH AS THROUGH A PERSONAL HEARING AID OR ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICE; (II) AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE OR SIGNED ENGLISH BY BOTH TACTILE AND VISUAL MEANS; AND (III) PROTACTILE LANGUAGE. (B) "CO-NAVIGATION SERVICES" MEANS SERVICES PROVIDED TO A PERSON WHO IS DEAF-BLIND THAT ASSIST THE PERSON TO PHYSICALLY ACCESS THE PERSON'S ENVIRONMENT AND TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS. THE TERM INCLUDES PROVIDING VISUAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION OR SIGHTED GUIDE SERVICES AND ASSISTING WITH COMMUNICATION ACCESSIBILITY BY COMMUNICATING IN THE PREFERRED LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION MODE OF THE PERSON WHO IS DEAF- BLIND. THE TERM DOES NOT INCLUDE PERFORMING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING FOR THE PERSON: (I) PROVIDING PERSONAL CARE SERVICES TO THE PERSON; (II) COMPLETING ORDINARY ERRANDS FOR THE PERSON; (III) MAKING DECISIONS FOR THE PERSON; (IV) TEACHING OR OTHERWISE INSTRUCTING THE PERSON; OR (V) INTERPRETING FOR THE PERSON IN A FORMAL SETTING, INCLUDING A MEDICAL, LEGAL, OR BUSINESS SETTING. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07171-01-3
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