NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A3579
TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the elder law, in relation to establishing a dementia
and Alzheimer's disease program database
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill would encourage the sharing of information about programs that
treat and support elderly individuals with Alzheimer's disease or demen-
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1. This section would require the Office for the Aging, in
conjunction with the Department of Health, to establish a database of
successful programs serving elderly individuals with Alzheimer's disease
or dementia. The information in this database would be made available to
the public on the Office for the Aging's website.
Section 2. Effective Date.
There are many programs across the state that are designed to assist and
support individuals with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Innovative
ideas are implemented at the local level, but it is difficult for groups
in other areas of the state to find out about them. Information about
these innovative and successful programs should be available so that
their success can be replicated in other areas.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2015-16 A.5318 VETOED MEM0.257
2017-18 A.6342 Referred to Ways & Means, S.6080 - Referred to Aging.
2019-20 A.5330 Referred to Aging; No same as
To be determined.
This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become a law;
provided, however, that the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any
rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its
effective date is authorized and directed to be made and completed on or
before such effective date.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
January 27, 2021
Introduced by M. of A. CYMBROWITZ, WALLACE, BARRON, COLTON -- read once
and referred to the Committee on Aging
AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to establishing a dementia
and Alzheimer's disease program database
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The elder law is amended by adding a new section 225 to
2 read as follows:
3 § 225. Dementia and Alzheimer's disease program database. 1. Defi-
4 nitions. For the purposes of this section, the terms:
5 (a) "Elderly persons" shall mean individuals aged sixty years of age
6 or older.
7 (b) "Programs" shall mean programs, methodologies, or services that
8 are provided by a public, governmental, non-profit, or for-profit agency
9 to elderly persons in their home or in a community setting.
10 2. The office, in conjunction with the department of health, shall
11 develop and maintain a database of programs that have been shown to be
12 successful in supporting and treating elderly persons suffering from
13 dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
14 (a) The director, in conjunction with the commissioner of health,
15 shall develop criteria to determine if a program shall be considered
16 successful and be included in the database.
17 (b) The director, in conjunction with the commissioner of health, may
18 consult with public, governmental, non-profit, and for-profit agencies
19 to determine which programs are considered successful.
20 3. The database created pursuant to this section shall be made avail-
21 able on the office's website. The information from the database that
22 shall be accessible to the public shall include but not be limited to:
23 (a) contact information for the person or entity through whom the
24 program is provided;
25 (b) the name of the program, where applicable;
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
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1 (c) a brief description of the program; and
2 (d) the geographic area in which the program is provided or offered.
3 4. The database created pursuant to this section shall be updated by
4 the office, in conjunction with the department of health, at least once
6 § 2. This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become a
7 law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of
8 any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on
9 its effective date are authorized to be made and completed on or before
10 such effective date.