Bill Text: NY S03066 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Authorizes and directs the department of health and the office for the aging to conduct a study of fees and charges assessed to residents of assisted living facilities and to make recommendations to the legislature.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-01 - REFERRED TO AGING [S03066 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S03066-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          3066
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 1, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging
        AN ACT authorizing the study of fees and charges assessed  to  residents
          of assisted living facilities
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The department of health in conjunction with the office for
     2  the aging is authorized and directed to study the fees and charges being
     3  assessed to residents of assisted living facilities. Specifically,  such
     4  study  shall  review  the rate of increase of the fees and charges being
     5  assessed to residents of assisted living facilities.
     6    § 2. On or before April 1, 2021, the commissioner of the department of
     7  health and the director of the office for the aging shall deliver a copy
     8  of the findings of the study conducted pursuant to section one  of  this
     9  act and any legislative recommendations they deem to be necessary to the
    10  governor,  the temporary president of the senate, and the speaker of the
    11  assembly.
    12    § 3. The commissioner of the department of health and the director  of
    13  the office for the aging may request, and are authorized to receive, any
    14  information  from  any state agencies or assisted living facilities that
    15  is relevant and material to the completion of  this  study  and  report.
    16  Such information received by the department of health and the office for
    17  the  aging shall be subject to the same requirements for confidentiality
    18  and limitations on use, if any, as are applicable  to  each  such  state
    19  agency's use of such information.
    20    §  4.  This  act  shall  take  effect  immediately and shall be deemed
    21  repealed thirty days after the delivery of the report  to  the  governor
    22  and the legislature as provided for in section two of this act; provided
    23  that  the  department of health or the office for the aging shall notify
    24  the legislative bill drafting commission  upon  the  occurrence  of  the
    25  delivery  of the report provided for in section two of this act in order
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07812-01-9

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     1  that the commission may maintain an accurate and timely  effective  data
     2  base of the official text of the laws of the state of New York in furth-
     3  erance  of  effectuating the provisions of section 44 of the legislative
     4  law and section 70-b of the public officers law.
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