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A08990 Summary:

BILL NOA08990
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07291
 
SPONSORGunther
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Rpld 2, amd 1, 3 & 4, Chap of 2017 (as proposed in S. 5681 and A. 7399-A)
 
Relates to the services provided for the care demonstration program established by the office for people with developmental disabilities, the monitoring of such program and the effectiveness thereof.
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A08990 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8990
 
SPONSOR: Gunther
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend a chapter of the laws of 2017, relating to requiring the office for people with developmental disabilities to establish the care demonstration program, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 5681 and A. 7399-A, in relation to the services provided, the monitoring of such program and the effectiveness thereof; and providing for the repeal of certain provisions of such chapter relating thereto   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To increase access to community based services for individuals with developmental disabilities.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would require the commissioner of the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to utilize the state workforce for the provision of community based services for individuals with develop- mental disabilities, until March 31, 2020. Such services may include but are not limited to: community habilitation, in-home respite, pathways to employment, supported employment, and community prevocational services.   JUSTIFICATION: This bill would codify the existing pilot program in which OPWDD uses state employees to provide certain community-based services to individ- uals with developmental disabilities. This program has been proven to be successful in advancing the state's Olmstead plan by increasing access to community based services and enabling individuals to live independ- ently in their community.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as a chapter of the laws of 2017, as relating to requiring the office for people with developmental disabilities to establish the care demon- stration program, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 5681 and A. 7399-A, takes effect.
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A08990 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8990
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     January 9, 2018
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Mental Health
 
        AN ACT to amend a chapter of the laws of 2017, relating to requiring the
          office for people with developmental  disabilities  to  establish  the
          care  demonstration  program, as proposed in legislative bills numbers
          S. 5681 and A. 7399-A, in relation to the services provided, the moni-
          toring of such program and the effectiveness  thereof;  and  providing
          for the repeal of certain provisions of such chapter relating thereto
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 2 of a chapter of the laws  of  2017,  relating  to
     2  requiring  the  office  for  people  with  developmental disabilities to
     3  establish the care demonstration program,  as  proposed  in  legislative
     4  bills numbers S. 5681 and A. 7399-A is REPEALED.
     5    § 2. Sections 1, 3 and 4 of a chapter of the laws of 2017, relating to
     6  requiring  the  office  for  people  with  developmental disabilities to
     7  establish the care demonstration program,  as  proposed  in  legislative
     8  bills numbers S. 5681 and A. 7399-A, are amended to read as follows:
     9    Section 1. (a) The commissioner of the office for people with develop-
    10  mental  disabilities  shall establish the care demonstration program, to
    11  utilize the state workforce to provide community based care to  individ-
    12  uals with developmental disabilities.
    13    (b)  The  services  provided  by these pilots [shall] may include, but
    14  shall not be limited to:
    15    (i) community habilitation;
    16    (ii) in-home respite;
    17    (iii) pathways to employment;
    18    (iv) supported employment (SEMP); and
    19    (v) community prevocational services.
    20    § [3] 2. The commissioner of the office for people  with  disabilities
    21  shall  promulgate  all  rules and regulations necessary to implement the
    22  provisions of this section.
    23    § [4] 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and
    24  be  deemed  repealed  March  31, [2021] 2020; provided however, that all
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11074-04-7

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     1  rules and regulations necessary for the implementation of this act shall
     2  have been promulgated prior to such effective date.
     3    §  3.  This  act  shall  take  effect on the same date and in the same
     4  manner as a chapter of the laws  of  2017,  relating  to  requiring  the
     5  office  for people with developmental disabilities to establish the care
     6  demonstration program, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S.  5681
     7  and A. 7399-A, takes effect.
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