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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

A.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 Memos

A.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 Memos

A.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 Memos

S.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 Memos

A.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 Memos

A.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 Memos

A.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 Memos

A.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 Memos

A.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 Memos

A.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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