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A10442 Summary:

BILL NOA10442
 
SAME ASSAME AS S08200
 
SPONSORGunther
 
COSPNSRJaffee, Skoufis, Bohen
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 13.17, Ment Hyg L
 
Prohibits the head of the office for people with developmental disabilities from changing the auspice of any individualized residential alternative that is operated by the state.
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A10442 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A10442
 
SPONSOR: Gunther
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to prohibiting the head of the office for people with developmental disa- bilities from changing the auspice of any individualized residential alternative that is operated by the state   PURPOSE: This legislation would prohibit the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities from changing the auspice of a state-operated individual- ized residential alternative.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill amends Section 13.17 of the mental hygiene law.   JUSTIFICATION: This bill would prohibit the Office for People with Developmental Disa- bilities from outsourcing individualized residential alternatives (IRA) operated by the state as of the effective date of this act to private entities. IRAs are a community residence that provide individuals receiving services through OPWDD with room, board and individualized service options. IRAs provide staff support and supervision based upon the needs of the individuals and also help provide day services, such as day habilitation, prevocational services and supported employment. Many IRA residents have lived in the same home for years. Over this time, the individual, and many times their families, develop relation- ships with the dedicated staff that take care of them for years at a time. In past years, the state has changed, or attempted to change, the opera- tor of an IRA from the state to a private entity. The outsourcing of this work is a detriment to the individuals receiving services, fami- lies, and workers in these IRAs. This legislation will prevent the state from any further outsourcing of these homes and will ensure stability and continuity of care for clients in them.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately. Effective immediately the addi- tion, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be made on or before such date.
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A10442 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          10442
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     April 23, 2018
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Mental Health
 
        AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to  prohibiting  the
          head  of  the  office  for people with developmental disabilities from
          changing the auspice of  any  individualized  residential  alternative
          that is operated by the state

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 13.17 of the  mental  hygiene  law  is  amended  by
     2  adding a new subdivision (e) to read as follows:
     3    (e)  Notwithstanding  any  law to the contrary, the commissioner shall
     4  not change the auspice of  any  individualized  residential  alternative
     5  that  is,  as of the effective date of this subdivision, operated by the
     6  state.
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. Effective immediately the
     8  addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule  or  regulation  necessary
     9  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized
    10  to be made on or before such date.
 
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD15454-01-8
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