Issue: NYSCAL Priority Alert - 11/18/2014

Published on November 18, 2014

Articles in this issue:

NYS DOH Publishes DAL 14-07: ALP Chairfast Bill

Author: Shelley Sabo* Published in NYSCAL Priority Alert

The Department recently posted DAL 14-07 regarding the Assisted Living Program (ALP) Chairfast Bill.

The purpose of the letter is to provide guidance to ALP operators regarding new legislation that was enacted on October 23, 2013, authorizing ALPs to admit or retain residents who are chairfast under certain circumstances.

In order for an ALP to admit or retain residents who are chairfast, the facility must:


A resident will be ineligible if the individual is:


All ALP providers wishing to admit or retain chairfast residents must inform the Department of Health through Linda O’Connell at 518.408.1133.

NYSCAL encourages all of its members to read the DAL in its entirety.  It may be found on the NYSCAL website or the Health Commerce System.

Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Report Opens Tomorrow

Author: Shelley Sabo* Published in NYSCAL Priority Alert

The Department of Health has issued guidance regarding the Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Report.  NYSCAL encourages all members to read the attached guidance in its entirety.