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A02416 Summary:

COSPNSRHyndman, Taylor, Colton, Glick, Jackson, Forrest
MLTSPNSRAbbate, Cook, Cymbrowitz, Gottfried, Perry, Richardson, Simon
Establishes an interagency council for the purpose of coordinated planning on issues related to older adults which shall assess current programs and services across multiple agencies and shall consider current and projected needs.
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A02416 Actions:

01/19/2021referred to aging
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A02416 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to establish an interagency council for the purpose of coordi- nated planning on issues related to older adults   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to improve interagency planning and ensure coordinated planning across all areas for the support of older adults.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would require the creation of an interagency council comprised of the Office for the Aging, Department of Health, Office of Mental Health; Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Office for Persons with Develop- mental Disabilities, Division of Housing and Community Renewal, Depart- ment of Labor, Department of Financial Services, Department of Transpor- tation, and the Office of Children and Family Services. The interagency council would develop a state plan on aging to plan for the current and future needs of older adults. The plan would focus or several areas including, but not limited to, health services, communi- ty-based services, housing, workforce issues, kincare, and mental health and substance abuse services,   JUSTIFICATION: Older adults fill many roles in a community. They are pedestrians and drivers, patients, clients, homeowners and renters, investors, bank account holders, employers and employees, caregivers and care recipi- ents, and consumers. Seniors interact with various agencies for differ- ent needs including meal delivery, home repair, and weatherization, personal care services, pharmaceutical coverage, disease management, long term care information, substance abuse assistance, and kincare support. It is vital that agencies work together on an ongoing basis to only assess current programs and their ability to meet current needs, but also facilitate planning for the future.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2015-16: 5.5999 - Vetoed Memo 237   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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A02416 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 19, 2021
        Introduced  by M. of A. BARRON, HYNDMAN, TAYLOR, COLTON, GLICK -- Multi-
          Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABBATE, COOK, CYMBROWITZ,  GOTTFRIED,  PERRY,
          RICHARDSON, SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Aging
        AN  ACT  to  establish an interagency council for the purpose of coordi-
          nated planning on issues related to older adults

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. Aging in New York: State Plan on Aging. 1. There is hereby
     2  created an interagency council for the purpose of  coordinated  planning
     3  on  issues  related  to  older  adults.  This  interagency council shall
     4  include the state office for the aging, the department  of  health,  the
     5  office  of  mental  health, the office of alcoholism and substance abuse
     6  services, the office of temporary and disability assistance, the  office
     7  for persons with developmental disabilities, the division of housing and
     8  community  renewal, the department of labor, the department of financial
     9  services, the department of transportation, and the office  of  children
    10  and family services.
    11    2.  The  interagency  council shall develop a state plan on aging that
    12  plans for the current and future needs  of  older  adults.  Such  report
    13  shall  assess  current  programs  and services across multiple agencies,
    14  additional need, both current and projected, and  encourage  interagency
    15  cooperation  for  planning and improving outcomes. Such plan shall focus
    16  on several areas including, but not limited to:
    17    (a) NYConnects and the No Wrong Door approach;
    18    (b) Long term care, including funding, options, and insurance;
    19    (c) Health services,  including  pharmaceutical  coverage,  assistance
    20  with  activities  of  daily living, disease management, and coordination
    21  among medical professionals;
    22    (d) Transportation;
    23    (e) Community-based services, including adult day  services,  personal
    24  care, friendly visiting;
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    (f)  Workforce issues, including older adults working longer, support-
     2  ing caregivers in the workforce;
     3    (g)  Kincare,  including  older  adults providing care for young rela-
     4  tives;
     5    (h) Nutrition, including access to healthy food, meal delivery;
     6    (i) Housing, including support for older adult  renters,  home  repair
     7  and  weatherization,  access to supportive housing, access to accessible
     8  housing, zoning and planning, and naturally occurring retirement  commu-
     9  nities;
    10    (j) Elder abuse;
    11    (k)  Mental  health and substance abuse services, including community-
    12  based options, age appropriate service delivery; and
    13    (l) Any other topics  that  the  interagency  council  determines  are
    14  important to include.
    15    3. The plan required pursuant to subdivision two of this section shall
    16  include  a prospective five-year plan. The plan shall be provided to the
    17  governor, the speaker of the assembly, and the  temporary  president  of
    18  the senate. The plan shall be completed by January 1 next succeeding the
    19  effective date of this section and every five years thereafter.
    20    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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