S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
May 16, 2013
Introduced by Sen. HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to ensuring ongoing
quality assurance measures for emergency medical and trauma care and
autopsy reports on cadavers treated at trauma centers
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 3066 of the public health law, as
added by chapter 449 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
4. The department shall develop and periodically revise a comprehen-
sive emergency medical and trauma care plan with the advice of the state
emergency medical services council, the state emergency medical advisory
committee and the state trauma advisory committee, incorporating injury
control programs AND ONGOING QUALITY ASSURANCE MEASURES for all compo-
nents of the trauma system involved in trauma care.
S 2. Section 4210 of the public health law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
2-A. AUTOPSY REPORTS FOR PATIENTS TREATED AT DESIGNATED TRAUMA CENTERS
FOLLOWING INJURY SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE IN A TIMELY MANNER TO THE
REFERRING TRAUMA CENTER. THIS INFORMATION IS REQUIRED BY THE TRAUMA
CENTER IN ORDER TO MEET THE CRITERIA FOR ONGOING PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT
REQUIRED BY THE TRAUMA CENTER VERIFICATION PROCESS. SUCH REPORTS SHALL
BE EXEMPT FROM ALL ACTIONS PURSUANT TO THE CIVIL PRACTICE LAW AND RULES.
S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.