NYSHFA Sends Letter Objecting to Ruthie’s Law

Esq. Stephen B. Hanse

Attached is a letter which our Counsel, Neil Murray, Esq. of O’Connell & Aronowitz, PC sent on NYSHFA’s behalf to the Commissioner of the Erie County Department of Senior Services (with copies to the Erie County Executive and Erie County Attorney), objecting to their effort to enforce the so-called “Ruthie’s Law”, a local law passed by the Erie County Legislature purporting to impose additional reporting requirements on nursing homes in Erie County. NYSHFA believes, that for the reasons stated in our letter, and, in particular, Section 2812 of the Public Health Law, that the law is preempted and unenforceable.

Stephen B. Hanse, Esq.
518-462-4800 x11