A08708 Summary:

BILL NOA08708A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S05891-A
 
SPONSORDinowitz
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 225, Eld L
 
Establishes the elder abuse shelter aftercare demonstration program to provide management services, financial counseling, and mental health services at the conclusion of the discharge process.
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A08708 Actions:

BILL NOA08708A
 
10/23/2019referred to aging
01/08/2020referred to aging
02/27/2020amend and recommit to aging
02/27/2020print number 8708a
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A08708 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8708A
 
SPONSOR: Dinowitz
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to the elder abuse shelter aftercare demonstration program; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof   PURPOSE: To establish the elder abuse shelter aftercare demonstration program   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Sets the parameters of the program Section 2: Establishes the effective date   JUSTIFICATION: According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), approxi- mately one out of every 10 individuals over 60 years of age nationally has experienced some form of elder abuse. Cases, which may range from physical, emotional, and sexual abuse to neglect and abandonment, are often unreported because individuals are afraid or unable to tell police, friends, or family. This pilot program would be the nation's first temporary elder abuse shelter. The Center offers individuals that have experienced elder abuse a safe, comfortable space to regain their dignity, re-assert control, and an opportunity to develop the resilience they need in order to return to the community. Since its establishment in 2005, the Center has provided more than 135,000 days of shelter. Shelter stays can range from three months to one year, depending on the complexity of the case. The Center serves the New York City and surrounding regions and is a program of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in the Bronx. By establishing a pilot program, the Center and the state would have the opportunity to learn from the experience, evaluate its effectiveness and cost savings in terms of health care and institutional care, and poten- tially expand the program to other parts of the state.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law and shall expire and be deemed repealed 2 years after such date.
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A08708 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         8708--A
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    October 23, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee  on  Aging  -- recommitted to the Committee on Aging in accordance
          with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN  ACT  to  amend the elder law, in relation to the elder abuse shelter
          aftercare demonstration program; and providing for the repeal of  such
          provisions upon expiration thereof
 
          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.  Elder  abuse  shelter  aftercare  demonstration  program.  1.
     4  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the  contrary  and  within
     5  amounts  appropriated,  the  director shall establish a two-year, short-
     6  term aftercare demonstration program to be implemented  by  an  existing
     7  center  for elder justice, which provides shelter and other services for
     8  at risk older adults under the auspices of a facility established pursu-
     9  ant to article twenty-eight of the public health  law,  and  located  in
    10  Bronx county, New York city.
    11    2. The scope of short-term aftercare services may be determined by the
    12  commissioner  of  health  but shall at a minimum include case management
    13  services, financial counseling, and mental health services. Provision of
    14  services shall commence at the conclusion of the discharge process  from
    15  the facility.
    16    3.  The  center as defined pursuant to subdivision one of this section
    17  shall provide aftercare services as described in subdivision two of this
    18  section, and evaluate the effectiveness of the  aftercare  demonstration
    19  program  in  terms of preventing re-victimization, avoiding readmissions
    20  to the shelter, avoiding hospitalizations, and maintaining residence  in
    21  a  community  setting.   The center shall submit a report on findings to
    22  the director, the governor and the legislature no later than one hundred
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11792-03-0

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     1  eighty days after the conclusion of the two-year demonstration  program.
     2  Such  report  may  also  discuss  the potential of utilizing the program
     3  statewide and collaborations that may enhance the program, and the effi-
     4  cacy of establishing a permanent aftercare program statewide.
     5    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
     6  have become a law and shall expire and be deemed repealed 2 years  after
     7  such date.
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