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S08651 Summary:

Amd §§206 & 2995-b, add §2831, Pub Health L
Provides grants for accredited level two geriatric emergency departments; establishes an age-friendly health system technical assistance center to provide assistance in relation to age-friendly health systems; relates to hospital performance data.
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S08651 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 26, 2024
        Introduced  by  Sen.  CLEARE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to said committee
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to grants for  geria-
          tric  emergency  departments; in relation to establishing a center for
          technical assistance relating to age-friendly health systems;  and  in
          relation to hospital performance data
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. This act shall be known and  may  be  cited  as  the  "age-
     2  friendly health system enhancement act of 2024".
     3    §  2. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2831 to
     4  read as follows:
     5    § 2831. Geriatric emergency departments. Subject to  an  appropriation
     6  therefor,  the  commissioner  shall award accredited level two geriatric
     7  emergency departments in the state a  grant  of  five  hundred  thousand
     8  dollars per year for three years with the condition that each department
     9  grantee  shall  reach  level  one  status  within  twenty-four months of
    10  receiving the first grant award.
    11    § 3. Subdivision 1 of section 206 of the public health law is  amended
    12  by adding a new paragraph (w) to read as follows:
    13    (w)  establish, in conjunction with the office for the aging, a center
    14  for technical assistance in relation  to  age-friendly  health  systems.
    15  Such  center  shall be a public-private entity and shall utilize outside
    16  entities including but not  limited  to  the  Institute  for  Healthcare
    17  Improvement.
    18    §  4.  The section heading of section 2995-b of the public health law,
    19  as added by chapter 542 of the laws of 2000, is amended and a new subdi-
    20  vision 4 is added to read as follows:
    21    Hospital [report cards] performance data.
    22    4. Special designations.  Using criteria developed from data collected
    23  pursuant to this section and other criteria, the department shall desig-
    24  nate hospitals that are well equipped in terms of expertise and technol-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 8651--A                          2
     1  ogy to provide certain types of care including  stroke  centers,  trauma
     2  centers, regional perinatal centers, burn centers, sexual assault foren-
     3  sic examiner (SAFE) programs and age-friendly designated hospitals.
     4    § 5. This act shall take effect immediately; provided,  however,  that
     5  the implementation of the provisions of section two of this act shall be
     6  subject  to  the  appropriation  of moneys specifically for the purposes
     7  thereof.
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