S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
April 16, 2014
Introduced by Sen. HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
ty and Military Affairs
AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to dialysis center disas-
ter preparedness plans
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 23-b of the executive law, as added by chapter 589
of the laws of 2008 and subdivision 4 as added by chapter 115 of the
laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
S 23-b. Nursing home [and], assisted living facility, AND DIALYSIS
CENTER plans. 1. After consultation with the commissioner of health, the
director of the office for the aging, and the director of the state
office of homeland security, the commission shall establish standards
for nursing homes, adult homes, enriched housing programs [and],
assisted living residences AND DIALYSIS CENTERS regarding disaster
2. Each such facility shall be assisted in the establishment of a
disaster preparedness plan. The plan shall include, but not be limited
to, the following:
(a) Maintaining a supply of food, water and to the extent deemed
necessary and feasible in the reasonable judgment of the operator of the
facility, medication in reserve in the event that obtaining such items
should become difficult or impossible.
(b) [In the reasonable judgment of the facility, having access to]
REQUIRING a generator or generators sufficient to supply electrical
power to the facility.
(c) Establishing an evacuation plan for residents OR PATIENTS includ-
ing an alternative site suitable for temporary use.
(d) Establishing staffing plans during a disaster.
3. Such plans shall be made available to the county emergency manage-
4. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to modify or override any
requirements in regulations duly promulgated by a state agency, or to
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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limit any lawful authority of a state agency to promulgate regulations,
with respect to disaster preparedness of such facilities, the contents
of their disaster preparedness plans or the process for approval of
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.