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A10459 Summary:

BILL NOA10459A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S08353-A
 
SPONSORLupardo
 
COSPNSRArroyo, Hyndman, Walsh, Errigo, Murray, Braunstein, Hevesi, Goodell
 
MLTSPNSRAbbate, Barron, Dickens, Jones, Magee, McDonald, Rivera, Sepulveda, Taylor
 
Amd 461-l, Soc Serv L; amd 4012, Pub Health L
 
Establishes reimbursement mechanisms for access to hospice services for residents of assisted living programs.
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A10459 Actions:

BILL NOA10459A
 
04/23/2018referred to health
05/31/2018amend (t) and recommit to health
05/31/2018print number 10459a
06/05/2018reported referred to ways and means
06/13/2018reported referred to rules
06/14/2018reported
06/14/2018rules report cal.231
06/14/2018ordered to third reading rules cal.231
06/18/2018passed assembly
06/18/2018delivered to senate
06/18/2018REFERRED TO RULES
06/19/2018SUBSTITUTED FOR S8353A
06/19/20183RD READING CAL.1962
06/19/2018PASSED SENATE
06/19/2018RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
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A10459 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A10459A
 
SPONSOR: Lupardo (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law and the public health law, in relation to authorizing residents of assisted living programs to receive hospice services   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this legislation is to allow residents of an assisted living facility who are receiving Medicaid to be able to access hospice services while remaining in their assisted living facility. Current Medicaid policy prevents terminally ill Assisted Living Program resi- dents from accessing hospice services, forcing many residents to trans- fer to a nursing home to receive hospice care.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Paragraph (d) of subdivision 2 of section 461-1 of the social services law is amended by adding a new subparagraph (iv). Section 2: Section 4012 of the Public Health law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6. Section 3: Effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: The current Medicaid policy prevents terminally ill residents of an assisted living facility from accessing hospice services. As a result, many residents are forced to leave their home in the assisted living facility and transfer to a nursing home in their last few weeks of life. This end of life transfer from an assisted living facility during this difficult time creates additional burdens not only on the patient, but also on their family. As a result, not only must all parties involved cope with the terminal illness, but also now they must acclimate to new surroundings. If assisted living residents receiving Medicaid were permitted to receive hospice services they would be able to remain in the Assisted Living Facility at the end of life. It is estimated that by allowing ALP's residents to access hospice services the Medicaid program would avoid costly nursing home stays and save an estimated $1.3 million.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is new legislation.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: It is estimated that by allowing ALP's patients access to hospice services the Medicaid program would save an estimated $1.3 million.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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