UAS Attestations to be Extended, Plus Updated Course 1300 Released

Situation Report | June 7, 2021

The state Department of Health (DOH) has extended Uniform Assessment System (UAS) active case file attestations which occurred between March 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. It is doing so to prevent further unneeded attestation expirations caused by the lack of assessments being conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

These case files have been assigned a new attestation expiration date of January 1, 2022 to prevent case files from unnecessarily expiring from an an agency’s Organization Case List. Any attestations that had already expired (and are, therefore, not currently active) will need to be manually re-attested in order to re-add the case files to the Organization Case List.  

DOH notes that this is a one-time extension. Going forward, attestations will continue to last for 18 months. As per the process defined by DOH, an attestation is renewed for an additional 18 months each time a new assessment is signed/finalized within that case file. 

Updated Course 1300 

Also, on Monday, June 7, the UAS-NY Project Team will update and rename Course 1300 (formerly “1300-Using the UAS-NY to Conduct Assessments”) to “1300-MLTC-Using the UAS-NY to Conduct a CHA.” 

Note that the new course replaces the old course. The new course will be required for new RN Assessors and RN Assessor Supervisors only. RN Assessors and RN Assessor Supervisors who have already completed the old course will not have to take the new course; instead, their completion of the old course will be transferred automatically to the new course. 

On Wednesday, June 9, 2021 the new course will be available under the Required Courses header for select roles (LTC-40, LTC-45, LTC-IA-40, LTC-IA-45). At that time, new assessors with these roles must complete the new course in order to access the UAS-NY. 

The new course will remain in the Recommended Courses header for the following roles: LTC-15, LTC-20, LTC-50, LTC-30, LTC-35, LTC-IA-15, LTC-IA-20, and LTC-IA-50. 

Questions can be directed to the UAS-NY Support Desk at or (518) 408-1021.