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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.5684-A (Gottfried)/S.4893-A (Rivera)

LeadingAge New York has concerns about this legislation, which could impede the consolidation of not-for-profit entities and delay necessary staffing contracts.  

March 17, 2021

Legislative Position Memos

A.5685-A (Gottfried)

LeadingAge NY opposes this legislation, which would establish a resident care spending ratio for nursing home expenditures, requiring at least 70 percent of operating revenue to be spent on resident care.

March 8, 2021

Legislative Position Memos

A.3807 (Cymbrowitz)/S.2193 (Kavanagh)

LeadingAge NY Supports this legislation which would modify Article 2 of the Public Housing Law to require the development of a five-year capital spending plan as part of the annual executive budget.

March 3, 2021

Legislative Position Memos

A.3131-A (Kim)/S.1080-A (Gounardes)

LeadingAge NY has concerns about this bill, which would create new requirements for the Department of Health (DOH) and nursing homes in the context of a disaster emergency that involves a disease outbreak.  

March 3, 2021

Legislative Position Memos

A.232-C (Gottfried)

LeadingAge New York opposes this bill which would raise the maximum penalties for violations of the Public Health Law.   These enhanced penalties would apply to any individual or organization that violates the Public Health Law.  

March 2, 2021

Legislative Position Memos

A.5841 (Gottfried)/S.2103 (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.

March 1, 2021

Legislative Position Memos

A.244-A (Gottfried)

LeadingAge New York has concerns with this legislation, which aims to create in statute the Health Emergency Response Data System (HERDS). 

February 26, 2021

Legislative Position Memos

S.4336-A (Rivera)

LeadingAge NY opposes this legislation, which would establish a “direct patient care ratio” for nursing home expenditures, requiring at least 70 percent of the aggregate revenue to be spent on direct care of residents and at least 40 percent on staff wages and benefits and contracted or purchased staffing services. Eighty-five percent of the amount spent on contracted staff would be counted as direct care expenditures.

February 22, 2021

Legislative Position Memos

A.4276 (Jensen)

Provides for criminal history background checks of supportive maintenance employees in ACFs and assisted living facilities, similar to checks completed on nursing home employees.

 

February 9, 2021

Legislative Position Memos

A.3922 (Cruz)/S.598 (May)

LeadingAge New York supports this legislation, which would establish a long-term care (LTC) task force to examine the state of facility-based, home-based and community-based LTC services in the State and consider potential opportunities for improvement.

February 9, 2021
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