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A02416 Summary:

COSPNSRHyndman, Taylor, Colton, Glick, Jackson, Forrest
MLTSPNSRAbbate, Cook, Cymbrowitz, Gottfried, Perry, Richardson, Simon
Establishes an interagency council for the purpose of coordinated planning on issues related to older adults which shall assess current programs and services across multiple agencies and shall consider current and projected needs.
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A02416 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 19, 2021
        Introduced  by M. of A. BARRON, HYNDMAN, TAYLOR, COLTON, GLICK -- Multi-
          Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABBATE, COOK, CYMBROWITZ,  GOTTFRIED,  PERRY,
          RICHARDSON, SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Aging
        AN  ACT  to  establish an interagency council for the purpose of coordi-
          nated planning on issues related to older adults

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. Aging in New York: State Plan on Aging. 1. There is hereby
     2  created an interagency council for the purpose of  coordinated  planning
     3  on  issues  related  to  older  adults.  This  interagency council shall
     4  include the state office for the aging, the department  of  health,  the
     5  office  of  mental  health, the office of alcoholism and substance abuse
     6  services, the office of temporary and disability assistance, the  office
     7  for persons with developmental disabilities, the division of housing and
     8  community  renewal, the department of labor, the department of financial
     9  services, the department of transportation, and the office  of  children
    10  and family services.
    11    2.  The  interagency  council shall develop a state plan on aging that
    12  plans for the current and future needs  of  older  adults.  Such  report
    13  shall  assess  current  programs  and services across multiple agencies,
    14  additional need, both current and projected, and  encourage  interagency
    15  cooperation  for  planning and improving outcomes. Such plan shall focus
    16  on several areas including, but not limited to:
    17    (a) NYConnects and the No Wrong Door approach;
    18    (b) Long term care, including funding, options, and insurance;
    19    (c) Health services,  including  pharmaceutical  coverage,  assistance
    20  with  activities  of  daily living, disease management, and coordination
    21  among medical professionals;
    22    (d) Transportation;
    23    (e) Community-based services, including adult day  services,  personal
    24  care, friendly visiting;
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        A. 2416                             2
     1    (f)  Workforce issues, including older adults working longer, support-
     2  ing caregivers in the workforce;
     3    (g)  Kincare,  including  older  adults providing care for young rela-
     4  tives;
     5    (h) Nutrition, including access to healthy food, meal delivery;
     6    (i) Housing, including support for older adult  renters,  home  repair
     7  and  weatherization,  access to supportive housing, access to accessible
     8  housing, zoning and planning, and naturally occurring retirement  commu-
     9  nities;
    10    (j) Elder abuse;
    11    (k)  Mental  health and substance abuse services, including community-
    12  based options, age appropriate service delivery; and
    13    (l) Any other topics  that  the  interagency  council  determines  are
    14  important to include.
    15    3. The plan required pursuant to subdivision two of this section shall
    16  include  a prospective five-year plan. The plan shall be provided to the
    17  governor, the speaker of the assembly, and the  temporary  president  of
    18  the senate. The plan shall be completed by January 1 next succeeding the
    19  effective date of this section and every five years thereafter.
    20    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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