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S07509 Summary:

BILL NOS07509
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSOROBERACKER
 
COSPNSRBORRELLO, RATH
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add §3609-a, Pub Health L
 
Establishes the healthcare workforce innovation fund for the purpose of expanding the direct care provider and home health aide workforce pipelines; makes appropriation.
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S07509 Actions:

BILL NOS07509
 
11/05/2021REFERRED TO FINANCE
01/05/2022REFERRED TO FINANCE
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S07509 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          7509
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    November 5, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by Sen. OBERACKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
 
        AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing the
          healthcare workforce innovation  fund;  and  making  an  appropriation
          therefor

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
     2  3609-a to read as follows:
     3    §  3609-a.  Healthcare workforce innovation fund. The department shall
     4  establish the healthcare workforce innovation fund for  the  purpose  of
     5  expanding  the direct care provider and home health aide workforce pipe-
     6  lines. The department shall, on an annual basis, identify areas  of  the
     7  state  experiencing  a  shortage  of  workers in the direct care service
     8  provider and home health aide sectors.  The  department  shall  work  in
     9  collaboration  with  the department of mental hygiene and the department
    10  of education to improve the workforce  pipelines  in  those  areas.  The
    11  department  may  provide  grants out of funds available to providers and
    12  educational institutions, including, but not limited to, BOCES programs,
    13  employment opportunity centers, and other institutions for  the  purpose
    14  of improving such pipelines.
    15    §  2. The sum of five million dollars ($5,000,000) is hereby appropri-
    16  ated to the department of health out of any moneys in the state treasury
    17  in the general fund to the credit of the local assistance  account,  not
    18  otherwise  appropriated, and made immediately available, for the purpose
    19  of the healthcare workforce innovation fund. Such moneys shall be  paya-
    20  ble on the audit and warrant of the comptroller on vouchers certified or
    21  approved  by  the  commissioner  of  the  department of education in the
    22  manner prescribed by law.
    23    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13443-02-1
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