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A02590 Summary:

BILL NOA02590
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSOREichenstein
 
COSPNSRAbbate, Barnwell, Bronson, Cruz, Dickens, Reyes, Taylor, Rosenthal D, Joyner, Wallace, Braunstein, Rajkumar, Otis, Smith
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 203, Eld L
 
Relates to reporting unmet need, which is the number of eligible individuals seeking participation in a program or service who are not receiving such program or service due to insufficient resources or capacity.
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A02590 Actions:

BILL NOA02590
 
01/19/2021referred to aging
02/23/2021reported referred to ways and means
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A02590 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A2590
 
SPONSOR: Eichenstein
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to reporting unmet need for programs and services for the aging   PURPOSE: To increase transparency by requiring area agencies on aging to collect and report unmet need   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends section 203 of the Elder Law by adding a new subdivi- sion 2a which requires all area agencies on aging, including those in New York City, to collect and report to the State Office for the Aging (SOFA) the unmet need for each program or service they offer. Defines unmet need as any eligible individual seeking participation in a program or service that is turned away or placed on a waiting list due to a lack of resources or capacity. Requires SOFA to provide a report detailing the unmet need to the legislature. Section 2: Sets forth the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: In New York City and in New York State overall, the older adult popu- lation continues to grow rapidly, putting pressure on the aging network to provide services to all those who are eligible. For example, Brooklyn is home to more older adults than any other county in the state; older adults now make up 14% of the borough's population, up from 12% in 2007. Area agencies on aging do not currently maintain consistent records of eligible older adults seeking services who are placed on waiting lists or are turned away due to the local agency not having enough resources or capacity to serve. With this data, the state can identify what investments need to be made in order to assure our older adult popu- lation receives safe and quality care.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2019-20: A.07504   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A02590 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          2590
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 19, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. EICHENSTEIN, ABBATE, BARNWELL, BRONSON, CRUZ,
          DICKENS, REYES, TAYLOR, D. ROSENTHAL, JOYNER, WALLACE,  BRAUNSTEIN  --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Aging
 
        AN  ACT  to amend the elder law, in relation to reporting unmet need for
          programs and services for the aging

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Section  203  of the elder law is amended by adding a new
     2  subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
     3    2-a. Each area agency on aging as defined by subdivision two  of  this
     4  section  shall  collect and report to the office the unmet need for each
     5  program or service offered. For the purposes of this section, unmet need
     6  shall be defined as the number of eligible individuals  seeking  partic-
     7  ipation  in  a program or service and who are not receiving such program
     8  or service due to insufficient resources or capacity. The  office  shall
     9  provide a report detailing the unmet need for each program or service to
    10  the  speaker  of  the  assembly and temporary president of the senate no
    11  later than December thirty-first of each year.
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00404-01-1
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