Bill Text: NY A04948 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires the state office for the aging to include reports on older adults who are primary caregivers or guardians of minors and on substance use disorders among older adults in the office's annual reports to the governor and legislature.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-21 - RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY [A04948 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A04948-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          4948
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 5, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. BRONSON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Aging
        AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to requiring the state office
          for the aging to include reports on older adults who are primary care-
          givers or guardians of minors and on  substance  use  disorders  among
          older  adults  in  such  office's  annual  reports to the governor and
          legislature
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 213 of the elder law is amended by
     2  adding two new paragraphs (l) and (m) to read as follows:
     3    (l)  A report on the number of older adults who are primary caregivers
     4  or guardians of minors including prevalence by age range,  circumstances
     5  that  lead  to  older adults becoming primary caregivers or guardians to
     6  minors, an analysis of what services are available  through  the  office
     7  and  other state agencies to assist these older adult primary caregivers
     8  and guardians, and recommendations regarding support  for  older  adults
     9  who are primary caregivers or guardians for minor children.
    10    (m)  A  report on substance use disorders among older adults including
    11  prevalence of substance use disorders, what programs  and  services  are
    12  available  from  or  in conjunction with the office, an analysis of what
    13  services are needed to assist older adults dealing  with  substance  use
    14  disorders,  and  recommendations regarding how the office can assist and
    15  participate in efforts to assist older adults dealing with substance use
    16  disorders.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD09695-01-9
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