Bill S7062-2011

Extends provisions of chapter 371 of the laws of 2009 relating to the residential care off-site facility demonstration project

Extends provisions relating to the residential care off-site facility demonstration project.

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Actions

  • Jun 6, 2012: SUBSTITUTED BY A9948
  • May 30, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 23, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 22, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.875
  • Apr 26, 2012: REFERRED TO HEALTH

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Health - May 22, 2012
Ayes (14): Hannon, Ball, Farley, Fuschillo, Golden, Larkin, Seward, Young, Adams, Gianaris, Montgomery, Smith, Stewart-Cousins, Peralta
Ayes W/R (2): Duane, Rivera
Excused (1): McDonald

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7062

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 371 of the laws of 2009 amending the public health law relating to the residential care off-site facility demonstration project, in relation to extending the effectiveness thereof

PURPOSE: To extend the demonstration project that allows for the provision of physical, occupational and speech therapy by a residential health care facility at an off-site location until June 2015.

SUMMARY: This bill extends the residential care off-site facility demonstration project until June 2015.

EXISTING LAW: Existing law has established the "Residential care off-site facility demonstration project." Under the demonstration project, the Department of Health would approve up to three residential health care facilities to provide physical, occupational and speech therapy, as well as related educational services, at an off-site facility as a means to assess reimbursement methodologies and delivery methods related to such services.

JUSTIFICATION: Demonstration programs allow the State to test innovative approaches to care delivery that would often be impossible or subject to burdensome administrative requirements. In this case, provision of physical therapy and other services outside of a nursing home will broaden the range of care and treatment residents are able to access. For example, a partnership between the RHCF and a non-profit health club or recreation facility would allow physical therapists to use equipment such as weight machines and Swimming pools. This would allow the therapists to use methods that may speed recovery and improve the quality of life for residents who would otherwise not have the opportunity to access to such comprehensive care. Speedier recoveries and maintenance of a generally higher level of health among nursing home residents may in turn save the State money since an overwhelming proportion of long-term care in that setting is government financed.

The success of this program over the past few years has justified that it be extended until June 2015.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire June 30, 2015 when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed repealed.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7062 IN SENATE April 26, 2012 ___________
Introduced by Sen. ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend chapter 371 of the laws of 2009 amending the public health law relating to the residential care off-site facility demon- stration project, in relation to extending the effectiveness thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 371 of the laws of 2009 amending the public health law relating to the residential care off-site facility demonstration project is amended to read as follows: S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire June 30, [2012] 2015 when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed repealed. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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