Bill S3968-2015

Establishes a dementia and Alzheimer's disease program database

Establishes a dementia and Alzheimer's disease program database.

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  • Mar 9, 2015: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 4, 2015: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 3, 2015: 1ST REPORT CAL.175
  • Feb 25, 2015: REFERRED TO AGING

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Aging - Mar 3, 2015
Ayes (10): Serino, Felder, Funke, Golden, LaValle, Marchione, Valesky, Diaz, Addabbo, Serrano
Ayes W/R (1): Hoylman

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3968

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the elder law, in relation to establishing a dementia and Alzheimer's disease program database

PURPOSE:

This bill would create a program database on the State Office for the Aging website with up-to-date information on program, methodologies and services provided statewide for persons suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends the Elder Law to provide the Dementia and Alzheimers's disease program database. The director, in conjunction with the Commissioner of Health, shall develop criteria to determine if a program is successful to be included in the database. The database shall be accessible to the public on the State Office for the Aging website and shall include but not be limited to names and contact information for programs; description of programs; and the geographic location in which the program is provided or offered.

Section 2 provides for the 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.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2013-14: A.9495 Passed Assembly

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become a law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3968 2015-2016 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 25, 2015 ___________
Introduced by Sen. SERINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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: Section 1. The elder law is amended by adding a new section 224 to read as follows: S 224. DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE PROGRAM DATABASE. 1. DEFI- NITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERMS: (A) "ELDERLY PERSONS" SHALL MEAN INDIVIDUALS AGED SIXTY YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. (B) "PROGRAMS" SHALL MEAN PROGRAMS, METHODOLOGIES, OR SERVICES THAT ARE PROVIDED BY A PUBLIC, GOVERNMENTAL, NON-PROFIT, OR FOR-PROFIT AGENCY TO ELDERLY PERSONS IN THEIR HOME OR IN A COMMUNITY SETTING. 2. THE OFFICE, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, SHALL DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN A DATABASE OF PROGRAMS THAT HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN SUPPORTING AND TREATING ELDERLY PERSONS SUFFERING FROM DEMENTIA OR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE. (A) THE DIRECTOR, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH, SHALL DEVELOP CRITERIA TO DETERMINE IF A PROGRAM SHALL BE CONSIDERED SUCCESSFUL AND BE INCLUDED IN THE DATABASE. (B) THE DIRECTOR, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH, MAY CONSULT WITH PUBLIC, GOVERNMENTAL, NON-PROFIT, AND FOR-PROFIT AGENCIES TO DETERMINE WHICH PROGRAMS ARE CONSIDERED SUCCESSFUL. 3. THE DATABASE CREATED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE MADE AVAIL- ABLE ON THE OFFICE'S WEBSITE. THE INFORMATION FROM THE DATABASE THAT SHALL BE ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: (A) CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE PERSON OR ENTITY THROUGH WHOM THE PROGRAM IS PROVIDED; (B) THE NAME OF THE PROGRAM, WHERE APPLICABLE;
(C) A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM; AND (D) THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA IN WHICH THE PROGRAM IS PROVIDED OR OFFERED. 4. THE DATABASE CREATED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE UPDATED BY THE OFFICE, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, AT LEAST ONCE ANNUALLY. S 2. 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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