Senate Bill S8651A

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Enacts the "age-friendly health system enhancement act of 2024"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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Bill Amendments

2023-S8651 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8474
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2825-g, 2825-h, 206 & 2995-b, add §2831, Pub Health L

2023-S8651 - Summary

Provides grants for accredited level two geriatric emergency departments; establishes an age-friendly health system technical assistance center to provide assistance in relation to age-friendly health systems; relates to hospital performance data.

2023-S8651 - Sponsor Memo

2023-S8651 - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8651
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 26, 2024
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  CLEARE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to grants for  geria-
   tric  emergency departments; and in relation to grants from the health
   care facility transformation program
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  This  act  shall  be  known and may be cited as the "age-
 friendly health system enhancement act of 2024".
   § 2. Subdivision 8 of section 2825-g of  the  public  health  law,  as
 added  by  section  1  of  part  K of chapter 57 of the laws of 2022, is
 amended to read as follows:
   8. Selection of awards made by the department pursuant to subdivisions
 three, four, five, six and seven of this section shall be contingent  on
 an evaluation process acceptable to the commissioner and approved by the
 director  of  the  division of the budget. Disbursement of awards may be
 contingent on the health care provider as defined in subdivision two  of
 this section achieving certain process and performance metrics and mile-
 stones  that  are structured to ensure that the goals of the project are
 achieved. SUCH EVALUATION PROCESS SHALL INCLUDE A PREFERENCE  FOR  ENTI-
 TIES THAT ARE DESIGNATED  AS "AGE-FRIENDLY" BY THE INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH-
 CARE IMPROVEMENT (IHI).
   §  3.  Subdivision  5  of  section 2825-h of the public health law, as
 added by section 1 of part P of chapter 57  of  the  laws  of  2023,  is
 amended to read as follows:
   5. Selection of awards made by the department pursuant to subdivisions
 three  and  four  of  this  section shall be contingent on an evaluation
 process acceptable to the commissioner and approved by the  director  of
 the  division of the budget. Disbursement of awards shall be conditioned
 on the awardee achieving certain process  and  performance  metrics  and
 milestones  as  determined  by  the commissioner. Such metrics and mile-
 stones shall be structured to ensure that the goals of the  project  are
 achieved,  and  such  metrics  and milestones shall be included in grant
 disbursement agreements or other contractual documents  as  required  by
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
              

2023-S8651A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8474
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2825-g, 2825-h, 206 & 2995-b, add §2831, Pub Health L

2023-S8651A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides grants for accredited level two geriatric emergency departments; establishes an age-friendly health system technical assistance center to provide assistance in relation to age-friendly health systems; relates to hospital performance data.

2023-S8651A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S8651A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8651--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 26, 2024
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  CLEARE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to grants for  geria-
   tric  emergency  departments; in relation to establishing a center for
   technical assistance relating to age-friendly health systems;  and  in
   relation to hospital performance data
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and  may  be  cited  as  the  "age-
 friendly health system enhancement act of 2024".
   §  2. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2831 to
 read as follows:
   § 2831. GERIATRIC EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS. SUBJECT TO  AN  APPROPRIATION
 THEREFOR,  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL AWARD ACCREDITED LEVEL TWO GERIATRIC
 EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS IN THE STATE A  GRANT  OF  FIVE  HUNDRED  THOUSAND
 DOLLARS PER YEAR FOR THREE YEARS WITH THE CONDITION THAT EACH DEPARTMENT
 GRANTEE  SHALL  REACH  LEVEL  ONE  STATUS  WITHIN  TWENTY-FOUR MONTHS OF
 RECEIVING THE FIRST GRANT AWARD.
   § 3. Subdivision 1 of section 206 of the public health law is  amended
 by adding a new paragraph (w) to read as follows:
   (W)  ESTABLISH, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE OFFICE FOR THE AGING, A CENTER
 FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN RELATION  TO  AGE-FRIENDLY  HEALTH  SYSTEMS.
 SUCH  CENTER  SHALL BE A PUBLIC-PRIVATE ENTITY AND SHALL UTILIZE OUTSIDE
 ENTITIES INCLUDING BUT NOT  LIMITED  TO  THE  INSTITUTE  FOR  HEALTHCARE
 IMPROVEMENT.
   §  4.  The section heading of section 2995-b of the public health law,
 as added by chapter 542 of the laws of 2000, is amended and a new subdi-
 vision 4 is added to read as follows:
   Hospital [report cards] PERFORMANCE DATA.
   4. SPECIAL DESIGNATIONS.  USING CRITERIA DEVELOPED FROM DATA COLLECTED
 PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION AND OTHER CRITERIA, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DESIG-
 NATE HOSPITALS THAT ARE WELL EQUIPPED IN TERMS OF EXPERTISE AND TECHNOL-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
              

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