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S00598 Summary:

BILL NOS00598B
 
SAME ASSAME AS A03922-A
 
SPONSORMAY
 
COSPNSRRIVERA, SKOUFIS, BIAGGI, COONEY, HARCKHAM, HINCHEY, KAPLAN, KRUEGER, LIU, MYRIE, PARKER
 
MLTSPNSR
 
 
Enacts the "reimagining long-term care task force act" to create a task force to study the state of long-term care services in this state.
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S00598 Actions:

BILL NOS00598B
 
01/06/2021REFERRED TO AGING
01/29/2021AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO AGING
01/29/2021PRINT NUMBER 598A
02/09/20211ST REPORT CAL.329
02/10/2021AMENDED 598B
02/10/20212ND REPORT CAL.
02/22/2021COMMITTED TO RULES
02/22/2021ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.329
02/22/2021PASSED SENATE
02/22/2021DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
02/22/2021referred to aging
03/03/2021substituted for a3922a
03/03/2021ordered to third reading rules cal.25
03/03/2021passed assembly
03/03/2021returned to senate
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S00598 Memo:

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S00598 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         598--B
            Cal. No. 329
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                       (Prefiled)
 
                                     January 6, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by Sens. MAY, RIVERA, SKOUFIS, BIAGGI, COONEY, KAPLAN, KRUEG-
          ER,  LIU, MYRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to
          be committed to the Committee on Aging -- committee  discharged,  bill
          amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
          tee -- reported  favorably  from  said  committee,  ordered  to  first
          report,  amended  on  first  report,  ordered  to  a second report and
          ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report
 
        AN ACT in relation to enacting  the  "reimagining  long-term  care  task
          force"  to  create  a  task force to study the state of long-term care
          services in this state
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
     2  the "reimagining long-term care task force act".
     3    § 2. Reimagining long-term care task force; duties.  There  is  hereby
     4  created the reimagining long-term care task force. Such task force shall
     5  study  the  state of long-term care services, options and challenges for
     6  older New Yorkers and reimagine how the state can better meet the exist-
     7  ing and projected needs of such New  Yorkers  in  ways  that  prioritize
     8  safety  and  affordability, and enhance the quality of life for those in
     9  need of such care.   In carrying out its  task,  the  task  force  shall
    10  consider  the  full  continuum  of  care available to older New Yorkers,
    11  including, but not limited to,  community-based  services,  consumer-di-
    12  rected  services,  culturally  and  linguistically  relevant healthcare,
    13  independent living, assisted living and skilled-nursing  facility  care.
    14  The  task  force shall study the limitations currently hampering quality
    15  care, both in  home-based  and  facility-based  settings,  and  consider
    16  potential  models  for  improvement.  In  addition, the task force shall
    17  study the challenges and issues generated by the  coronavirus  pandemic,
    18  including,  but not limited to, infection control protocols and enforce-
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04857-05-1

        S. 598--B                           2
 
     1  ment, staffing shortages, lack of federally mandated crisis plans, visi-
     2  tation bans, and other factors that exacerbated the pandemic's  toll  on
     3  residents  and staff of skilled nursing and other adult-care facilities.
     4  The  task force shall utilize the findings of its study on the impact of
     5  the coronavirus  pandemic  to  formulate  recommendations  on  how  such
     6  skilled  nursing  and  other adult-care facilities, as well as home care
     7  service agencies, can better care for and protect the overall well-being
     8  of residents and clients in any future emergency.
     9    § 3. Membership. 1. The reimagining long-term care  task  force  shall
    10  consist of 26 members as follows:
    11    (a) the director of the office for the aging, or his or her designee;
    12    (b) the commissioner of health, or his or her designee;
    13    (c) the commissioner of labor, or his or her designee;
    14    (d) the commissioner of the office for people with developmental disa-
    15  bilities, or his or her designee;
    16    (e) two members appointed by the governor;
    17    (f) two members appointed by the temporary president of the senate;
    18    (g) two members appointed by the speaker of the assembly;
    19    (h) one member appointed by the minority leader of the senate;
    20    (i) one member appointed by the minority leader of the assembly;
    21    (j)  one representative of the AARP;
    22    (k) one representative of New York Caring Majority;
    23    (l)  one representative of the Home Care Association of New York State
    24  (HCA-NYS);
    25    (m) one representative of the Long Term Care Community Coalition;
    26    (n) one representative of 1199;
    27    (o) one representative of the New York State Nurses Association;
    28    (p) one representative of LeadingAge;
    29    (q) one representative of Healthcare Association  of  New  York  State
    30  (HANYS);
    31    (r) one representative of the Association on Aging in New York; and
    32    (s)  one  representative  of  the Empire State Association of Assisted
    33  Living;
    34    (t) one  representative  of  the  New  York  State  Health  Facilities
    35  Association/New York State Center for Assisted Living;
    36    (u) one representative of the New York Medical Directors Association;
    37    (v) one representative of the New York Chapter of the American College
    38  of Physicians Geriatrics Committee; and
    39    (w) one representative of Argentum New York.
    40    2.  Members  of  the task force shall broadly represent long-term care
    41  and senior-related interests, including persons with expertise in senior
    42  or long-term care advocacy, persons with expertise in addressing dispar-
    43  ities based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and
    44  disability in senior or long-term care, home  care  and  facility  based
    45  service   providers,  health  care  workers,  community-based  services,
    46  consumer-directed services, associations for seniors, health care  asso-
    47  ciations,  elder  law  representatives, and/or representatives of senior
    48  housing, including skilled nursing, independent facilities and services,
    49  assisted living facilities and services, and naturally occurring retire-
    50  ment communities.
    51    3. The director of the office for the aging, or his or  her  designee,
    52  shall serve as chairperson of the task force.
    53    4.  No member of the task force shall be disqualified from holding any
    54  other public office or employment, nor shall he or she forfeit any  such
    55  office  or  employment  by  reason of his or her appointment pursuant to

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     1  this act, notwithstanding the provisions  of  any  general,  special  or
     2  local law, ordinance or city charter.
     3    5.  The  members  of  the task force shall receive no compensation for
     4  their services, but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses
     5  incurred in the performance of their duties pursuant to this act.
     6    § 4. Assistance from state and local  agencies.  All  departments  and
     7  agencies  of the state or subdivisions thereof, and local governments of
     8  this state shall, at the request of the chairperson,  provide  the  task
     9  force  such  facilities, assistance and data to enable the task force to
    10  carry out its duties pursuant to this act.
    11    § 5. Reports. 1. The task force shall report the findings of its study
    12  with respect to the coronavirus pandemic to the governor, the  temporary
    13  president  of  the  senate and the speaker of the assembly, on or before
    14  December 1, 2021. Such report shall include recommendations for  further
    15  action and legislation.
    16    2.  The  task force shall report the findings of its full study to the
    17  governor, the temporary president of the senate and the speaker  of  the
    18  assembly,  on or before May 1, 2022. Such report shall include recommen-
    19  dations for further action and legislation.
    20    § 6. This act shall take effect immediately.
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