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A03579 Summary:

BILL NOA03579
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORCymbrowitz
 
COSPNSRWallace, Barron, Colton
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add §225, Eld L
 
Establishes a dementia and Alzheimer's disease program database.
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A03579 Actions:

BILL NOA03579
 
01/27/2021referred to aging
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A03579 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A3579
 
SPONSOR: Cymbrowitz
  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- tia.   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.   JUSTIFICATION: 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   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: 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.
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A03579 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          3579
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    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
     5  annually.
     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.
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