assembly Bill A4352

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes integrated pest management requirements for hospitals

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Feb 09, 2012 advanced to third reading cal.335
Feb 07, 2012 reported
Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
May 12, 2011 advanced to third reading cal.321
May 10, 2011 reported
Feb 03, 2011 referred to health

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A4352 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5575
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง2803-t, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A1594
2013-2014: A5651, S831
2015-2016: A700, S2684
2017-2018: A5461, S2227
2019-2020: S5011
2021-2022: S5422

A4352 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes integrated pest management requirements for hospitals including a requirement that all hospitals have pest management plans for pest control activities; makes related provisions.

A4352 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4352

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation  to  integrated  pest
  management requirements for hospitals

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
2803-t to read as follows:
  S  2803-T.  INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR HOSPITALS.  1.
FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS ARE DEFINED:
  (A) "INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT" MEANS A DECISION-MAKING  PROCESS  FOR
PEST  CONTROL  THAT UTILIZES REGULAR MONITORING TO DETERMINE IF AND WHEN
CONTROLS ARE NEEDED; EMPLOYS PHYSICAL, MECHANICAL, CULTURAL,  BIOLOGICAL
AND EDUCATIONAL TACTICS TO CONTROL CONDITIONS THAT PROMOTE PEST INFESTA-
TIONS  AND  TO  KEEP  PEST  POPULATIONS AT TOLERABLE DAMAGE OR ANNOYANCE
LEVELS; AND ONLY  AS  A  LAST  RESORT,  UTILIZES  LEAST-TOXIC  PESTICIDE
CONTROLS.  THE OVERALL GOALS OF INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT ARE TO ELIMI-
NATE THE UNNECESSARY USE OF PESTICIDES AND REDUCE THE USE OF ALL  PESTI-
CIDES.
  (B) "FACILITIES" MEANS HOSPITAL BUILDINGS, LAND AND OTHER APPURTENANC-
ES.
  2.  TO  ENSURE  THAT  HOSPITALS  ARE SAFE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS FOR
PATIENTS, VISITORS AND  HOSPITAL  STAFF  MEMBERS,  CERTAIN  REQUIREMENTS
SHALL BE PLACED ON PESTICIDE USE IN HOSPITAL FACILITIES.
  (A)  EACH  HOSPITAL  SHALL  HAVE  A  PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR ALL PEST
CONTROL ACTIVITIES. SUCH PLAN SHALL UTILIZE INTEGRATED  PEST  MANAGEMENT
TECHNIQUES  TO  MANAGE  AND  CONTROL PESTS AND PROBLEMS. EACH INTEGRATED
PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN SHALL INCLUDE A PROVISION FOR PUBLIC ACCESS TO  ALL
INFORMATION  ABOUT  THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLAN. HOSPITALS MAY ESTAB-
LISH ADVISORY COMMITTEES TO ASSIST IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTEGRATED PEST
MANAGEMENT PLANS, AND TO MONITOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF  SUCH  PLANS.  NO

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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