2014-15 Executive Budget Summary

Stephen Hanse in Legislative

Governor Cuomo unveiled his 2014-15 Executive Budget today. The following is a brief summary of certain initiatives affecting assisted living providers included within the Governor’s the Health and Mental Hygiene Article VII budget bill.  NYSHFA/NYSCAL will follow up with a more detailed discussion of these and other provisions included within the Executive Budget.

Assisted Living

With regard to assisted living providers in New York, the Governor’s budget proposes to:

  • Allow for an expedited approval process for transfers of ownership of less than 10 percent and for conversions of business organizations and operators of facilities licensed as residential care programs;
  • Extend for two years, through 2016, the planning period under which the Commissioner of Health would be authorized to phase in 6,000 ALP beds;
  • Increase the maximum respite stays for temporary residential care to non-residents within adult care facilities from 6 weeks to 120 days;
  • Reduce the look-back period for character and competence reviews from 10 to 7 years for adult care facilities and assisted living residents;
  • Create an expedited review process for the approval for up to 9 additional beds, increased from the current maximum of 5 beds, in existing enhanced assisted living residences and special needs assisted living residents;
  • Extend for three years, through March 31, 2017, authorization for non-resident services within adult homes, residences for adults, and enriched housing programs; and
  • Extend the VAP program to include licensed home care services agencies providing home health services to Medicaid patients.

As noted above, NYSHFA/NYSCAL will follow up with a more detailed discussion of these and other provisions included within the Executive Budget.

  NYSHFA CONTACT: Stephen B. Hanse, Esq.
Vice President, Governmental Affairs
518-462-4800 x25