Prior to 2004, assisted living was neither recognized nor defined in New York State law. Thanks to the leadership and strong advocacy efforts of Argentum, several of its provider members, and consumer groups, they secured passage of the Assisted Living Reform Act of 2004.
New York’s seniors now have the opportunity to age in place with dignity, freedom of choice, and independence. Since the law’s enactment, Argentum New York has worked closely with the Department of Health on its implementation. The Association is represented on the New York State Department of Health Adult Care Facility and Assisted Living Task Force, and has provided input into the development of DOH guidelines for assisted living, draft regulations, and the final assisted living regulations which were adopted on March 26, 2008.
Argentum New York will remain actively engaged as the Task Force considers recommendations for regulatory reform and considers approaches to greater affordability in assisted living.