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S07042 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 8, 2020
        Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
          ty and Military Affairs
        AN ACT to amend the executive law,  in  relation  to  certain  questions
          regarding veterans on intake forms for admission and residency

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  368-a
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 368-a. Intake forms for admission and residency. 1.  Notwithstanding
     4  any  other  provision  of  law,  the  division,  in cooperation with the
     5  department of health, the office of temporary and disability assistance,
     6  the office of mental health and  any  other  state  department,  office,
     7  division  or agency the division deems necessary, shall require that all
     8  intake forms for admission or residency to any hospital,  nursing  home,
     9  assisted  living  facility  or homeless shelter that require information
    10  regarding an applicant's military status state the  question  to  obtain
    11  such  information  in the following manner: "Have you ever served in the
    12  military?".  In addition, the division, in cooperation with such depart-
    13  ments, offices, divisions or agencies, shall no longer use the following
    14  language, or any language similar thereto: "Are you a veteran?".
    15    2. The state director is authorized  to  promulgate  rules  and  regu-
    16  lations to implement the provisions of this section.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
    18  it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
    19  ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
    20  tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be  made  and
    21  completed on or before such date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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