The LeadingAge New Jersey 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo is 
a wrap!

Thank you to our sponsors, attendees, and speakers for your dedication to making a difference in the lives of seniors. 
 

Head on over to the LeadingAge New Jersey website for the event photo gallery.

As we head into the summer, keep an eye out for educational offerings and news on the upcoming

LeadingAge New Jersey 2019 Golf Classic



June 14, 2019


Overview:

Back in session following the Memorial Day recess, the House is pushing forward with appropriations measures for fiscal year 2020, which begins on October 1. There still is no agreement, however, among the House, the Senate, and the White House on raising caps on discretionary spending that were imposed by the Budget Control Act of 2011. 

Meanwhile, draft legislation to reauthorize the Older Americans Act is circulating in the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), bills have been introduced to expand and make a wide range of improvements in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, and the Senate Finance Committee leadership continues moving forward on legislation to continue the income tax medical expense deduction's 7.5% adjusted gross income threshold.

See the full update  here
News & Updates
RHIIP Listserv Posting #426

June 11, 2019   

Welcome to the MULTIFAMILY HOUSING RENTAL HOUSING INTEGRITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (RHIIP) LISTSERV that brings you up-to-date RHIIP related publications, news, information and occupancy tips in an effort to help reduce errors in rent determinations and subsidy calculations.

 
Multifamily EIV Help Desk Email Now Available
 
This message acts as closure to RHIIP Listserv #418, posted February 13, 2019. The Multifamily Help Desk is available effective June 3, 2019. Multifamily Housing Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system Owners and Agents (O/As) may proceed in submitting requests for assistance by email at MF_EIV@hud.gov or by phone at:
  • 470-691-0115; or
  • 800-767-7588; or
  • 888-297-8689 and selecting option five.
 
We have been informed that all previously submitted emails and EIV coordinator requests for certification or recertification have been completed. If you have an outstanding request that was not addressed during the absence of the help desk, please resubmit the request with high priority.


You can view the RHIIP Tips Archives, under "Listserv-Multifamily RHIIP Tips" at:

 
Please encourage others to sign-up for the Listserv, so they too can receive current RHIIP related information from HUD at:

 
To remove yourself from the Listserv, please:

-     Navigate to :


-     Enter your email address

-     Check the box - I am already a subscriber. Please remove me from the Multifamily Housing RHIIP (Rental Housing Integrity Improvement Program) Tips mailing list.

-     Click OK
 
 


 


Our Story is Your Story: 
LeadingAge National Member Survey is LIVE!

Check your inboxes for LeadingAge National's member survey! 

Member organizations will receive one survey for each of their service lines. Each survey will arrive by email.
 
We are asking you to take 10-12 minutes out of your day to complete the survey. Doing so ensures LeadingAge receives quality data to help design meaningful advocacy efforts that meet your needs and develop relevant programs and services for members. Each person who completes the survey by July 5 will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card.
 
Here are 4 ways the LeadingAge member survey can help you tell your story:




 




Your input will help LeadingAge understand its members better and in turn will help LeadingAge serve its members better.

Visit LeadingAge.org/2019MemberSurvey for more information.



For more information, contact Amy Greenbaum, Association Services Coordinator at :
AGreenbaum@leadingagenj.org or call the LeadingAge New Jersey office at (609) 452-1161.  
Policy Update
The Briefing
VITALE BILL TO REQUIRE DEVELOPMENT OF 
OUTBREAK RESPONSE PLAN CLEARS COMMITTEE

     TRENTON - Legislation sponsored by the Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee Chair Senator Joseph Vitale, which would require long term care facilities to develop an outbreak response plan, cleared the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens committee Monday, June 17th.

     "The circumstances that spawned this legislation are heartbreaking," said Senator Vitale (D-Middlesex). "When 11 children passed away at Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation last year, New Jersey was stunned. The only responsible way to react to a tragedy like this, however, is take action that will prevent it from happening again. Mandating an outbreak response plan in case of emergency is smart policy and even smarter practice."

     The bill, S3900, would require long-term care facilities to develop outbreak response plans within 180 days of the effective date of the bill. Long-term care facilities that provide care to ventilator-dependent residents would be required to submit their plans to the Department of Health.

     The plans would be developed in consultation with the facilities' infection control committees, as applicable, and would be facility-specific. The outbreak response plans would be required to follow national standards and would include protocols for isolating infected and at risk residents until the cessation of the outbreak, policies regarding the notification of residents, families, visitors, and staff in the event of an outbreak, and information regarding the availability of laboratory testing.

     The bill is in response to an Adenovirus 7 outbreak at Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (Wanaque) in the fall of 2018. Eleven children passed away and dozens more were infected.

     The bill was released from committee by a vote of 8-0.

STAY CONNECTED
JOIN THE CONVERSATION