senate Bill S817

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Clarifies the meaning of the phrase greatest social need for purposes of the administration of programs under the federal Older Americans Act of 1965

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 31, 2023 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.57
substituted for a629
Jan 18, 2023 referred to aging
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 09, 2023 ordered to third reading cal.26
Jan 06, 2023 referred to rules

S817 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A629
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §203, Eld L (as proposed in S.78-A & A.7855)

S817 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Clarifies the meaning of the phrase "greatest social need" for purposes of the administration of programs under the federal Older Americans Act of 1965, defining it to mean the need caused by non-economic factors which shall include, but not be limited to: physical or mental disability; Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia; language barriers including limited English proficiency and low literacy; and cultural, social, or geographic isolation.

S817 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S817 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    817
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 6, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to clarifying the meaning  of
   the  phrase  "greatest social need" for purposes of the administration
   of programs under the federal Older Americans Act of 1965

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision 1 of section 203 of the elder law, as amended
 by a chapter of the laws of 2022 amending  the  elder  law  relating  to
 clarifying the meaning of the phrase "greatest social need" for purposes
 of  the administration of programs under the federal Older Americans Act
 of 1965, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 78-A and  A.  7855,
 is amended to read as follows:
   1.  The  office  shall  submit  to  the federal department of health[,
 education and welfare] AND HUMAN SERVICES a state plan for  purposes  of
 the federal Older Americans Act of 1965 and subsequent amendments there-
 to.  The  office  shall  be  the single state agency for supervising the
 administration of such plan and shall be primarily responsible for coor-
 dination of state programs for the aging for purposes  of  such  federal
 act.  The office shall act for the state in any negotiations relative to
 the submission and approval of such plan and may make such arrangements,
 not inconsistent with law, as may be required by or pursuant to  federal
 law  to  obtain and retain such approval and to secure for the state the
 benefits of the provisions of such federal act.   For  the  purposes  of
 administering  [the  federal  Older Americans Act of 1965 and subsequent
 amendments thereto, the term] SUCH STATE PLAN APPROVED  BY  THE  FEDERAL
 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, WHEN TARGETING PROGRAM SERVICES
 AND  SUPPORTS  BASED  ON "greatest social need", THE OFFICE shall [mean]
 CONSIDER the need caused by non-economic factors [that restrict an indi-
 vidual's ability to perform normal daily tasks or that threaten  his  or
 her  capacity to live independently. These factors] WHICH SHALL include,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03951-01-3

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