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Meeting Name: Committee on Aging Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/11/2016 1:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Jointly with the Committee on Civil Service and Labor
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: Attachments - Int. No. 1081, Attachments - Int. No. 1084
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Int 1081-2016 *Margaret S. Chin  Comprehensive plan to address the needs of unpaid caregivers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department for the Aging (DFTA) to develop and conduct a survey, no later than February 15, 2017, of unpaid caregivers and service providers to assess existing unpaid caregiver services and identify the needs of unpaid caregivers. Next, it would require DFTA to deliver to the Mayor and Council, and publish on its website, a comprehensive plan with recommendations to address the needs of New York City’s unpaid caregivers by August 30, 2017. In the development of the plan, DFTA would be required to consult with the Human Resources Administration, the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and other agencies, as well as unpaid caregivers, academic experts in caregiver issues, service providers, and advocates for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities. Finally, DFTA would be required to submit to the Mayor and the Speaker, two years after the submission of the original plan and every five years after, a report detailing progress made on the recommendations resulting from the plan.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1081-2016 *Margaret S. Chin  Comprehensive plan to address the needs of unpaid caregivers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department for the Aging (DFTA) to develop and conduct a survey, no later than February 15, 2017, of unpaid caregivers and service providers to assess existing unpaid caregiver services and identify the needs of unpaid caregivers. Next, it would require DFTA to deliver to the Mayor and Council, and publish on its website, a comprehensive plan with recommendations to address the needs of New York City’s unpaid caregivers by August 30, 2017. In the development of the plan, DFTA would be required to consult with the Human Resources Administration, the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and other agencies, as well as unpaid caregivers, academic experts in caregiver issues, service providers, and advocates for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities. Finally, DFTA would be required to submit to the Mayor and the Speaker, two years after the submission of the original plan and every five years after, a report detailing progress made on the recommendations resulting from the plan.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1084-2016 *Andrew Cohen  Establishment of a division of paid care.IntroductionThis bill would establish a new Division of Paid Care within the Office of Labor Standards, recognizing the growing importance of home care and child care workforces, the complex legal and policy issues involved, and the increasing needs of care recipients of every age. The Division would conduct public outreach campaigns and informational clinics to inform paid care workers of their rights; collect and publish information useful for paid care workers; coordinate with governmental agencies, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders; and develop related policies and programs. An Advocate within the Division, among other responsibilities and working with Division staff, would develop an intake and referral system for paid care workers to submit labor- and employment law-related complaints and would notify appropriate agencies about potential systemic legal violations. The Division would post on its website and submit to the Council certain information annually.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1084-2016 *Andrew Cohen  Establishment of a division of paid care.IntroductionThis bill would establish a new Division of Paid Care within the Office of Labor Standards, recognizing the growing importance of home care and child care workforces, the complex legal and policy issues involved, and the increasing needs of care recipients of every age. The Division would conduct public outreach campaigns and informational clinics to inform paid care workers of their rights; collect and publish information useful for paid care workers; coordinate with governmental agencies, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders; and develop related policies and programs. An Advocate within the Division, among other responsibilities and working with Division staff, would develop an intake and referral system for paid care workers to submit labor- and employment law-related complaints and would notify appropriate agencies about potential systemic legal violations. The Division would post on its website and submit to the Council certain information annually.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
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