Legislative Position Memos
Browse through LeadingAge New York's memos of support and opposition.
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Legislative Position MemosA.7854 (Gottfried)/S.5605 (Rivera)
This legislation adds the record of each home care worker's required annual in-service training to the Home Care Worker Registry, helping to expedite the hiring process of new home care workers.
- June 21, 2019
Legislative Position MemosA.4757-A (Gottfried)/S.5908 (Rivera)
LeadingAge NY Opposes this bill which strengthens obligations to report abuse of nursing home residents, establishes independent quality monitoring of written corrective action plans, requires disclosure of any co-owners or contractors with familial ties to the operator and limits debt obligations.
- June 21, 2019
Legislative Position MemosA.4416-B (Gottfried)/S.3460 (Rivera)
Requires an annual audit of facilities that receive funds under the EQUAL program, increases maximum civil penalties for ACF violations from $1,000 per day to $5,000 per violation per day, and authorizes a pre-hearing suspension or limitation of an ACF’s operating certificate in cases of imminent danger to residents.
- June 13, 2019
Legislative Position MemosS.6339-A (Skoufis)
This bill would create parity for New York's two Integrated Residential Communities as it relates to billing for services provided to people with developmental disabilities. LeadingAge NY supports this legislation.
- June 12, 2019
Legislative Position MemosA.3756 (Gunther )/S.5678 (Savino)
Adds home care visits to the existing law that no health care employer shall require a registered professional nurse or a licensed practical nurse to work more than that nurse’s regularly scheduled work hours or home care visits.
- June 11, 2019
Legislative Position MemosA.3861 (Magnarelli)
Increase the State portion of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Congregate Care Level 3 rate to enable ACFs to continue to care for SSI recipients.
- June 10, 2019
Legislative Position MemosA.4974 (Cymbrowitz)/ S.5269 (Kavanagh)
Establishes an Affordable Senior Housing and Services Program with its own rules and scoring criteria and provides for optional basic healthy aging services for senior housing residents.
- June 7, 2019
Legislative Position MemosA.2406 (Pichardo)
Amends the Public Health Law’s definition of "eligible applicant" for certification as a Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) plan to require eligible insurers and health maintenance organizations to be not-for-profit. An exception would recognize entities already certified.
- June 6, 2019
Legislative Position MemosA.1261 (Bronson)/S.1947 (Rivera)
LeadingAge NY opposes this legislation which imposes public works “prevailing wage” requirements on most types of private sector projects receiving any level of financial support from state or local entities, including bond issuances, grants, tax abatements and other government assistance.
- June 5, 2019
Legislative Position MemosA.1033 (Gottfried)/S.5441 (Sepulveda)
LeadingAge NY opposes this bill which requires an enhanced level of informed consent before psychotropic medications can be prescribed for patients residing in nursing homes or ACFs.
- June 4, 2019
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