Bill Text: NY A03193 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

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Bill Title: Broadens the geriatric service demonstration program to include older adults with mental health disabilities and substance use disorder; renames the program to be the geriatric mental health and substance use disorder demonstration program; allows for grants to be awarded by the office to providers of care to older adults with substance use disorder.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-30 - substituted by s4925a [A03193 Detail]

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                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          3193
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 28, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M. of A. DINOWITZ, JAFFEE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
          A. PERRY -- read once and referred to the Committee on Aging
        AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law and chapter 568 of  the  laws  of
          2005,  amending the mental hygiene law relating to enacting the geria-
          tric mental health act, in relation to mental  health  care,  chemical
          dependence  and compulsive gambling services for the elderly under the
          geriatric service demonstration program
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 7.41 of the mental hygiene law, as added by chapter
     2  568  of  the  laws of 2005, subdivision (a) as amended by chapter 305 of
     3  the laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows:
     4  § 7.41 Geriatric service demonstration program.
     5    (a) The office  shall  establish  a  geriatric  service  demonstration
     6  program  to provide grants, within appropriations therefor, to providers
     7  of mental health care, chemical dependance services, compulsive gambling
     8  services, or any combination thereof, to the elderly,  including  organ-
     9  izations  that  provide  health  and  aging  services  as well as mental
    10  health, chemical dependance, and compulsive gambling organizations.  The
    11  office  is  also  authorized, under the demonstration program, to foster
    12  and support  collaboration  between  providers  of  home  care  services
    13  licensed  or certified under article thirty-six of the public health law
    14  and mental health providers for the integration  of  health  and  mental
    15  health  care,  and  for all other enumerated goals of this section. Such
    16  program shall be administered by the  office  in  cooperation  with  the
    17  office  of alcoholism and substance abuse services, the state office for
    18  the aging and such other state agencies as the commissioner shall deter-
    19  mine are necessary for the operation of the program.
    20    (b) Grants may be awarded by the office to providers of care to  older
    21  adults  with mental disabilities, chemical dependence, compulsive gambl-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03960-01-9

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     1  ing, or any combination thereof, for the purposes which may include  one
     2  or more of the following:
     3    (1)  Community  integration.  Programs  which enable older adults with
     4  mental disabilities or older adults suffering from  chemical  dependence
     5  or  compulsive  gambling  to age safely in the community and prevent the
     6  unnecessary use of institutional care;
     7    (2) Improved quality of treatment. Programs  for  older  adults  which
     8  improve  the  quality  of  mental  health  care,  chemical dependence or
     9  compulsive gambling services in the community or in residential  facili-
    10  ties;
    11    (3)  Integration  of  services. Programs which integrate mental health
    12  and  aging  services  with  alcohol,  drug,  health  and  other  support
    13  services;
    14    (4) Workforce. Programs which make more efficient use of mental health
    15  [and],  chemical  dependence,  compulsive  gambling,  health  and  aging
    16  services professionals by developing alternative service roles for para-
    17  professionals and volunteers, including peers, and programs more  effec-
    18  tive   in  recruitment  and  retention  of  bi-lingual,  bi-cultural  or
    19  culturally competent staff;
    20    (5) Family support. Programs which provide support for family caregiv-
    21  ers, to include the provision of care to older adults by younger  family
    22  members and by older adults to younger family members;
    23    (6)  Finance. Programs which have developed and implemented innovative
    24  financing methodologies to support the delivery of best practices;
    25    (7) Specialized populations. Programs which  concentrate  on  outreach
    26  to,  engagement  of  and  effective  treatment of cultural minorities or
    27  veterans as defined in section eighty-five of the civil service law;
    28    (8) Information clearinghouse. Programs which compile, distribute  and
    29  make available information on clinical developments, program innovations
    30  and  policy  developments  which  improve  the care to older adults with
    31  mental disabilities or suffering from chemical dependence or  compulsive
    32  gambling; and
    33    (9) Staff training. Programs which offer on-going training initiatives
    34  including  improved  clinical and cultural skills, evidence based geria-
    35  tric mental health, chemical dependence and compulsive  gambling  treat-
    36  ment skills, and the identification and management of mental, behavioral
    37  and substance abuse disorders among older adults.
    38    (c)  The  commissioner  may  adopt  rules and regulations necessary to
    39  implement the provisions of this section.
    40    § 2. Section 3 of chapter 568 of the laws of 2005, amending the mental
    41  hygiene law relating to enacting the geriatric  mental  health  act,  as
    42  amended  by  chapter  203  of  the  laws  of 2008, is amended to read as
    43  follows:
    44    § 3. Interagency geriatric mental health and chemical dependence plan-
    45  ning council. (a) There shall be established  an  interagency  geriatric
    46  mental  health  and  chemical dependence planning council.  Such council
    47  shall consist of nineteen members, as follows:
    48    (1) the commissioner of mental health, the commissioner of  alcoholism
    49  and  substance abuse services, the director of the division of veterans'
    50  affairs and the director of the state office for the  aging,  who  shall
    51  serve  as the co-chairs of the council. The adjutant general shall serve
    52  as an ex-officio member of the council;
    53    (2) one member appointed by the commissioner  of  [mental  retardation
    54  and]  the office for people with developmental disabilities to represent
    55  the office [of mental retardation and]  for  people  with  developmental
    56  disabilities;

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     1    (3)  one  member  appointed by the chairman of the state commission on
     2  quality of care and advocacy for persons with disabilities to  represent
     3  such commission;
     4    (4)  one  member  appointed by the commissioner of health to represent
     5  the department of health;
     6    (5) one member appointed by the commissioner of education to represent
     7  the education department and the board of regents;
     8    (6) one member appointed by the commissioner of  children  and  family
     9  services  to  represent  the  office  of children and family services on
    10  issues relating to adult protective services;
    11    (7) one member appointed by the commissioner of temporary and disabil-
    12  ity assistance to represent  the  office  of  temporary  and  disability
    13  assistance;
    14    (8) four members appointed by the governor; and
    15    (9) two members appointed by the temporary president of the senate and
    16  two  members  appointed  by the speaker of the assembly to represent any
    17  other organizations  which  serve  or  advocate  on  behalf  of  elderly
    18  persons.
    19    (b)  The  members  of the council shall serve at the pleasure of their
    20  appointing authority.
    21    (c) The council shall meet as often as necessary, but  not  less  than
    22  four  times  per calendar year, to develop annual recommendations, to be
    23  submitted to the commissioner of  mental  health,  the  commissioner  of
    24  alcoholism and substance abuse services, the director of the division of
    25  veterans'  affairs,  the  adjutant general and the director of the state
    26  office for the aging, regarding geriatric  mental  health  and  chemical
    27  dependence needs. Such recommendations may address issues which include:
    28  community   integration,  quality  improvement,  integration  of  mental
    29  health, chemical dependence, compulsive gambling, health, aging and such
    30  relevant services [with services to address alcoholism, drug abuse,  and
    31  health  care  needs,]  as appropriate; and workforce development, family
    32  support and finance.
    33    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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