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File #: Int 1267-2018    Version: * Name: Create a task force to provide assistance to people affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Aging
On agenda: 11/28/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to create a task force to provide assistance to people affected by Alzheimer's disease
Sponsors: Mathieu Eugene, Mark Levine, Justin L. Brannan
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill creates a task force to determine ways for the City to assist persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease, their family and their caregivers.
Indexes: Council Appointment Required, Other Appointment Required, Report Required, Sunset Date Applies
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1267, 2. Int. No. 1267, 3. November 28, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1267

 

By Council Members Eugene, Levine and Brannan

 

A Local Law to create a task force to provide assistance to people affected by Alzheimer’s disease

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Alzheimer’s assistance task force. a. There shall be a task force with seven members consisting of the commissioner of health and mental hygiene as co-director of the task force, the commissioner for the aging as co-director of the task force, three city council members appointed by the speaker of the council and two members appointed by the mayor.

b. The commissioner of health and mental hygiene, the commissioner for the aging, and the city council members on the task force may appoint a representative for the purpose of determining the existence of a quorum and who may vote on behalf of such member, provided that such representative shall be an officer or employee from the same agency as the delegating member.

c. In the event that a member’s seat becomes vacant, that member’s successor shall be appointed within 30 days of the vacancy. The new member shall be appointed in the same manner as the predecessor member whose vacancy is being filled.

d. Members appointed by the speaker of the council and by the mayor may be removed by the appointing person.

e. The task force shall consult, on an ongoing basis, with doctors, homebased healthcare professionals, relevant community based organizations and interested stakeholders to determine the best way for the city to assist persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease, their families and their caregivers.

f. The task force shall hold not less than one hearing each month, except during the months of July and August.

g. Within one year from the date of the first meeting of the task force, and annually thereafter, the task force shall report its findings to the council and make recommendations to determine the best way for the city to assist persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease, their families and their caregivers.

h. This task force shall dissolve upon submission of the third annual report.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

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LS # 2398

3/30/18