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Legislative Position Memos

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

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Legislative Position Memos

A.10486-B (Cahill)/S.7940-B (Seward)

A.10486-B (Cahill)/S.7940-B (Seward) 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.

June 8, 2018

Legislative Position Memos

A.2358-A (Gottfried)/S.1098-A (Rivera)

A.2358-A (Gottfried)/S.1098-A (Rivera) would ensure that Managed Long Term Care Plans (MLTCPs) are primarily owned by long term care providers or service entities, so as to promote best practices consistent with the interests of recipients. LeadingAge NY supports this legislation.

June 6, 2018

Legislative Position Memos

A.7377-A (Jenne)/S.7164-A (Ritchie)

A.7377-A (Jenne)/S.7164-A (Ritchie) would establish a demonstration program authorizing Certified Nursing Aides (CNAs) who receive advanced training to administer medications in nursing homes in St. Lawrence County under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). LeadingAge NY supports this legislation.

June 1, 2018

Legislative Position Memos

A.10688 (Jones)/S.8488 (Little)

A.10688 (Jones)/S.8488 (Little) would establish a demonstration program allowing one or more Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) plans that operate in rural counties and that have demonstrated success in transitioning individuals in need of a nursing home level of care from the nursing home to the community to enroll and manage the care of permanently placed nursing home residents for periods longer than three months. LeadingAge NY supports this legislation.

May 30, 2018

Legislative Position Memos

A.10459-A (Lupardo)/S.8353-A (Hannon)

A.10459-A (Lupardo)/S.8353-A (Hannon) 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.

April 27, 2018

Legislative Position Memos

A.10017-A (Cymbrowitz)/S.7866-A (Little)

A.10017-A (Cymbrowitz)/S.7866-A (Little) would establish a dedicated Affordable Independent Senior Housing Assistance Program to bolster the State's historic commitment of $125 million in senior housing capital appropriations. Resident assistance provided under this program would include an array of optional services that promote independent living, allowing seniors to remain in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs and preferences and keeping them out of more costly levels of care. LeadingAge NY supports this legislation.

March 12, 2018

Legislative Position Memos

A.9963 (Brindisi)/S.7743 (Serino)

A.9963 (Brindisi)/S.7743 (Serino) would increase the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) rate in $4.00 per day increments, the first of which takes place on April 1, 2018, followed by increases on April 1 of 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, for a total increase of $20.00 per day. LeadingAge NY supports this legislation.

February 15, 2018

Legislative Position Memos

A.9562 (Lupardo)

A.9562 (Lupardo) would alter the Assisted Living Program (ALP) from a competitive process to a certificate of need (CON) process that awards beds based on demonstrated community need and allow existing ALP providers to add up to nine beds through an expedited process. LeadingAge NY supports this legislation.

January 24, 2018

Legislative Position Memos

S.7225 (Peralta)

This bill establishes a schedule of fees for the use, maintenance and repair of air conditioners used by residents of adult homes. LeadingAge NY opposes this legislation.

January 5, 2018

Legislative Position Memos

A.2743 (Gottfried)
A.2743 (Gottfried) would require an annual audit of facilities receiving funds under the EQUAL program, increase maximum civil penalties for ACF violations from $1,000 per day to $5,000 per violation per day, and authorize a pre-hearing suspension or limitation of an ACF’s operating certificate in cases of imminent danger to residents. While LeadingAge NY supports efforts to address egregious violations of resident rights and actions that bring harm to residents of adult care and assisted living facilities, we have concerns that this bill imposes unduly aggressive penalties for violations which already carry significant consequences.
May 5, 2017
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