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January 2023

 

 

Adams Gets Pushback

A district judge in Manhattan recently ruled not to halt New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ extensive plan to combat mental illness, stating that he wants more time to explore the situation and that he saw no evidence that irreversible harm would come to city residents until he makes his final ruling in the coming weeks.


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Gov. Launches Caregiver Initiative

In recognition of the recent National Family Caregivers Month, Gov. Kathy Hochul had urged state workers to complete a survey on their experiences balancing their jobs with caregiving tasks and encouraged private employers to do the same. Hochul hoped to raise awareness of unpaid working caregivers and the statewide resources available to help them.

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Preschool Special Ed Expanding

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor David Banks recently announced an expansion of early childhood education special-education seats across the five boroughs, in partnership with community-based providers, that will make an early childhood education special-education seat available for every child living with a disability by the spring of 2023.

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Law Protects Patients From Bills

Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation to protect patients facing steep medical bills that can lead to wage garnishment or liens against their property. “No one should face the threat of losing their home or falling into further debt after seeking medical care,” Hochul said. “I’m proud to sign legislation today that will end this harmful and predatory collection practice to help protect New Yorkers from these unfair penalties. With medical debt a burden for far too many, this is an important step to address this crucial issue.”

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Caregiver Initiative

Adams Gets Pushback

Staffing Regs Approved

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