Elder and Special Needs Law Journal

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    The Elder and Special Needs Law Journal (formerly the Elder Law Attorney) features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of elder law on such topics as long-term care, Article 81, advance directives, Medicaid, SNTs, guardianship, Social Security, tax issues, and estate planning. Edited by David I. Kronenberg, Esq., and Adrienne J. Arkontaky Esq., the Elder and Special Needs Law Journal is published quarterly by the Elder Law Section and distributed to Section members free of charge.

    The Elder and Special Needs Law Journal is published as a benefit for members of the Elder Law Section and is copyrighted by the New York State Bar Association. The copying, reselling, duplication, transferring, reproducing, reusing, retaining or reprinting of this publication is strictly prohibited without permission.
    © New York State Bar Association. All rights reserved. ISSN 2161-5292 (print)  ISSN 2161-5306 (online)

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  • Table of Contents Current Issue

    Spring 2014

    Message from the Chair
    Frances M. Pantaleo

    Message from the Co-Editors in Chief
    Adrienne Arkontaky and David Kronenberg

    After a Decade of Litigation, Relief for New York City Adult Home Residents
    Jota Borgmann

    NYC HRA Has Gotten It Wrong: Medicaid’s Misapplication of the Spousal Impoverishment Rules in Spousal Refusal Cases
    Elizabeth Forspan and Sarah C. Moskowitz

    Protecting the Most Vulnerable of Our Communities: Legislative Responses to Particularly Offensive Crimes—Criminal Statutes Aimed at Protecting the Health and Welfare of Incompetent, Physically Disabled and Vulnerable Elderly Persons
    William A. Doherty

    Misuse of Antipsychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes: Are We Making Any Progress?
    Toby Edelman

    Advance Directive News: Polar Opposites but the Same Sad Story
    Ellen G. Makofsky

    The Contested 17-A Guardianship: An Overview
    Naomi Levin

    Least Restrictive Environment: The Integration Presumption 35 Years Later
    Lenore Davis

    Developments for Aging in Place
    Neil T. Rimsky

    Guardianship News: What Does a Guardian Do?—Teresa
    Robert Kruger

    New York NAELA Niche: The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 and Ahlborn
    Robert P. Mascali

    Recent Tax Bits and Pieces
    David R. Okrent

    Recent New York Cases
    Judith B. Raskin

    Elder Law and Special Needs Section Ethics Committee Poll #9
    Judith B. Raskin and Natalie J. Kaplan