Bill S6460-2013

Requires health care providers and practitioners to provide contact information for the NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care program

Requires health care providers and practitioners to provide contact information for the NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care program.

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  • Jan 27, 2014: REFERRED TO HEALTH

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BILL NUMBER:S6460

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring health care providers and practitioners to provide contact information for the NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care program

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would require health care providers and practitioners to provide either a patient or their representative contact information for the NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care program when there is a determination that the patient is in need of long term care services.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 adds a new section, 2997-e, to the public health law require health care providers and practitioners to provide either a patient or their representative contact information for the NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care program when there is a determination that the patient is in need of long term care services

Section 2 sets the effective date

JUSTIFICATION: Implemented in 2009, the NY Connects program provides locally accessible, consumer centered access points to seniors seeking information about long term care options. Seniors are provided with linkages to services and are able to make informed decisions about their long term care needs, as well as streamline access to long term care services and supports, NY Connects is part of the national movement to redesign long-term care, which has proven to provide excellent outcomes in a cost effective manner. NY Connects enhances the delivery of quality medical and non-medical long-term care services through a single coordinated system of long-term care information and assistance that minimizes confusion, supports informed decision-making and enhances consumer choice. This program ultimately improves the quality of life for seniors who take advantage of the program by offering early intervention and prevention and promoting the most integrated long term care setting, based on the unique needs of the consumer, NY Connects also helps seniors identify suitable levels of care and types of services to prevent or delay the need for costly institutional care.

By requiring health care providers and practitioners to provide patients with contact information for this vital program, and/or other resources relating to long-term care, this bill seeks to encourage the use of such programs and subsequently assist seniors in acquiring long term care in an efficient and cost effective manner.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

FISCAL, IMPLICATIONS: None to the State

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6460 IN SENATE January 27, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring health care providers and practitioners to provide contact information for the NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2997-e to read as follows: S 2997-E. PROVISION OF CONTACT INFORMATION RELATING TO LONG TERM CARE. WHENEVER A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER OR PRACTITIONER MAKES A RECOMMENDATION REGARDING THE NECESSITY OF LONG TERM CARE SERVICES OR A REFERRAL FOR THE RECEIPT OF LONG TERM CARE SERVICES TO A PATIENT, THE PATIENT OR PATIENT'S DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE SHALL BE PROVIDED BY THE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER OR PRACTITIONER THE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NY CONNECTS: CHOIC- ES FOR LONG TERM CARE, ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION EIGHT OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED THREE OF THE ELDER LAW, THAT CORRESPONDS TO THE PATIENT'S COUNTY OF RESIDENCE OR PROSPECTIVE COUNTY OF RESIDENCE BASED ON THE PREFERENCE OF THE PATIENT. S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.

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