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Legislative Position Memos

Browse through LeadingAge New York's memos of support and opposition.

Feel free to download these memos and send them to your lawmakers throughout the course of the legislative session!

For more information on these bills, please contact Sarah Daly or Jeff Diamond.

Legislative Position Memos

S.1788 (Rivera)

Many Adult Care Facilities (ACFs) in the state currently employ nurses, but their residents are not able to fully benefit given restrictions on the duties the nurses can perform. Currently, these professionals are permitted to provide nursing services only to residents of Enhanced Assisted Living Residences (EALRs). This bill would allow all ACFs and assisted living providers that employ nurses the option to provide nursing services directly. LeadingAge NY supports this legislation.

January 18, 2019

Legislative Position Memos

S.1814 (Rivera)

This bill would allow Medicaid beneficiaries residing in Assisted Living Programs (ALPs) to access hospice services without having to transfer from the ALP. LeadingAge NY supports this legislation.

January 18, 2019

Legislative Position Memos

S.1890 (Rivera)

This bill would allow individuals with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or who qualify for nursing home diversion and transition (NHTD) Medicaid waiver services to continue to receive such services outside of managed care programs. LeadingAge NY supports this legislation.

January 18, 2019

Legislative Position Memos

A.1207 (Gottfried)

This bill relates to requiring a registered nurse on staff at facilities certified for enhanced assisted living or special needs assisted living. LeadingAge NY opposes this legislation.

January 17, 2019

Legislative Position Memos

S.1803 (Rivera)

This legislation would modify Articles 46 and 46-A of the Public Health Law in a way that would eliminate various barriers to the development, expansion, and efficient operation of Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) in New York State while preserving vitally important resident protections. LeadingAge NY supports this legislation.

January 17, 2019

Legislative Position Memos

A.1185 (Cahill)

This bill would permit Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) to adopt written cybersecurity policies and self-certify that such policies are not inconsistent with the goals of the cybersecurity regulations promulgated by the Department of Financial Services (DFS) in 2017. LeadingAge NY supports this legislation.

January 17, 2019

Legislative Position Memos

S.1032 (Rivera)

This bill would enact the "Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act," mandating nurse staffing ratios in hospitals and nursing homes. LeadingAge NY opposes this legislation.

January 14, 2019

Legislative Position Memos

S.1211 (Ritchie)

This bill would increase the monthly personal needs allowance to those residents of residential health care facilities receiving or eligible to receive additional state payments. LeadingAge NY supports this legislation.

January 14, 2019

Legislative Position Memos

S.965 (Young)

This bill would include certified nursing assistants in provisions of law relating to restrictions on consecutive hours of work, putting vulnerable populations at risk. LeadingAge NY opposes this legislation.

January 14, 2019

Legislative Position Memos

S.897 (Young)

This bill would clarify that individuals living in senior housing have the right to access and obtain the same services that they would if they were an individual residing in the community, from the provider of their choosing. These services include personal care, home care, case management, technologies, and other community services that support them to live independently in the community. LeadingAge NY supports this legislation.

January 14, 2019
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