assembly Bill A921

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the "safe staffing for quality care act"

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
Jun 01, 2011 reported referred to ways and means
May 03, 2011 reported referred to codes
Jan 05, 2011 referred to health

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A921 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4553
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Pub Health L, generally; amd ยง97-aaaa, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A11015, S7974
2013-2014: S3691
2015-2016: S782
2017-2018: S3330
2019-2020: S1032
2021-2022: S1168

A921 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "safe staffing for quality care act" to require acute care facilities and nursing homes to implement certain direct-care nurse to patient ratios in all nursing units; sets minimum staffing requirements; requires every such facility to submit a documented staffing plan to the department on an annual basis and upon application for an operating certificate; requires acute care facilities to maintain staffing records during all shifts (view more) authorizes nurses to refuse work assignments if the assignment exceeds the nurse's abilities or if minimum staffing is not present; requires public access to documented staffing plans; imposes civil penalties for violations of such provisions; establishes private right of action for nurses discriminated against for refusing any illegal work assignment.

A921 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   921

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. GOTTFRIED, GUNTHER, MILLMAN, JACOBS, PHEFFER,
  CLARK, DESTITO, PEOPLES-STOKES, MAGNARELLI, MARKEY,  HOYT,  ROSENTHAL,
  JAFFEE,  COLTON,  BENEDETTO,  REILLY, GABRYSZAK, LANCMAN, SCHROEDER --
  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.  ARROYO,  BARRON,  BING,  BRENNAN,
  BROOK-KRASNY,  BURLING, CAHILL, CAMARA, COOK, CRESPO, CUSICK, CYMBROW-
  ITZ, DINOWITZ, ENGLEBRIGHT, GLICK, HEASTIE, HOOPER, KELLNER,  LATIMER,
  LAVINE, LIFTON, LUPARDO, MAISEL, MAYERSOHN, McDONOUGH, McENENY, McKEV-
  ITT,  MENG,  J. MILLER,  MONTESANO,  ORTIZ,  PAULIN,  PERRY,  PRETLOW,
  RABBITT, RAMOS, J. RIVERA,  P. RIVERA,  ROBINSON,  RUSSELL,  SALADINO,
  SCARBOROUGH,  SCHIMEL,  SPANO,  SWEENEY, THIELE, TITONE, TITUS, TOWNS,
  WEISENBERG, WRIGHT -- read once  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on
  Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to enacting the "safe
  staffing  for quality care act" and to amend the state finance law, in
  relation to moneys deposited into the  improving  quality  of  patient
  care fund

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "safe staffing for quality care act".
  S  2.  Paragraphs  (a) and (b) of subdivision 2 of section 2805 of the
public health law, paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 923 of  the  laws
of  1973  and paragraph (b) as added by chapter 795 of the laws of 1965,
are amended to read as follows:
  (a) Application for an operating certificate for a hospital  shall  be
made  upon  forms  prescribed  by  the department. The application shall
[contain] INCLUDE the name of the hospital, the kind or kinds of  hospi-
tal service to be provided, the location and physical description of the
institution,   A   DOCUMENTED  STAFFING  PLAN,  AS  DEFINED  IN  SECTION

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02400-01-1