Public comments for: Social Adult Day Care Programs

Comments

Comment:
"Due to concerns about potential violations of non-compliance in the SADC industry including allegations of widespread client ineligibility, and the sometimes-diminished ability of participants in SADC programs to effectively advocate for themselves, Local Law 9 also required the creation of an ombudsperson office within DFTA. (Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule)" -All potential participants are evaluated via CFEEC. Ultimately it is up to the results of this evaluation and the MLTC Nurse Evaluation that determines participant eligibility. How does DFTA expect SADCs to be responsible if participants are found to be ineligible afterwards? "b. A fee of $900 will be charged for each SADC registration." "c. A SADC must submit changes to any of the information required by subdivision a of this section on the Department’s website or an electric form designated by the Department within 30 days of the effective date of such changes. A fee of $240 will be charged for each such submission." -Do these fees apply to SADCs already registered? Are they annual? -This is a large sum of money that will adversely affect smaller providers that oftentimes serve minority populations. Many SADCs that rely on MLTC reimbursement do not have wide enough margins to afford such costs. This additional fee is unwarranted and unfair.
Agency: DFTA
Comment:
On behalf of the centers belonging to the NYSADSA Downstate Coalition, are our comments regarding the proposed rules
Supporting Document:
Agency: DFTA