senate Bill S5178

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Establishes a task force to study aging in place in mental health housing

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view actions (11)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 05, 2023 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.506
substituted for a5119
May 10, 2023 referred to mental health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 23, 2023 advanced to third reading
Mar 22, 2023 2nd report cal.
Mar 21, 2023 1st report cal.561
Feb 24, 2023 referred to mental health


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S5178 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S9041, A10139

S5178 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a task force to study aging in place in mental health housing; provides for the repeal of such task force upon expiration thereof.

S5178 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5178 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             February 24, 2023
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BROUK  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health
 AN ACT in relation to establishing a task force to study aging in  place
   in  mental  health  housing;  and  providing  for  the  repeal of such
   provisions upon expiration thereof

   Section  1.  1. A task force shall be established within the office of
 mental health to be known as the mental health housing  evaluation  task
 force  for  aging in place (hereinafter referred to as the "task force")
 to make recommendations including, but not limited to, the following:
   (a) solutions for removing barriers to ensure residents of  community-
 based mental health housing programs can successfully age in place while
 receiving adequate care;
   (b)  identifying  policy, procedure, or regulatory changes that aim to
 remove barriers to residents of community-based  mental  health  housing
 programs  to  receive both mental health and medical care, including the
 ability to hire health care professionals, including but not limited  to
 nurses and/or health home aides;
   (c)  an  action plan for making residences Americans with Disabilities
 Act compliant;
   (d) necessary training for residential staff to understand  the  needs
 of the elderly for which they are providing care; and
   (e)  types  of  assistance  to consider when transporting residents to
 medical appointments and ensuring the proper follow-up occurs.
   2. The task force shall consist of  nine  members  as  follows:  three
 members  shall  be  appointed  by  the  governor;  two  members shall be
 appointed by the speaker of the assembly; two members shall be appointed
 by the temporary president of the senate; one member shall be  appointed
 by  the minority leader of the senate; and one member shall be appointed
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
 S. 5178                             2


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