senate Bill S181

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the New York state nursing shortage correction act

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to labor
Jan 05, 2011 referred to labor

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S181 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1745
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §211-b, Lab L; add §91-h, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1416, A2027

S181 - Bill Texts

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Enacts the New York state nursing shortage correction act; creates statewide nursing recruitment incentive and retention pilot initiatives; establishes the New York state nursing recruitment incentive and retention account.

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BILL NUMBER:S181

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the labor law and the state finance law, in relation to enacting
the New York state nursing shortage correction act

PURPOSE:
This legislation would help address the nursing shortage facing New
York by creating the "New York state nursing shortage correction act".

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 cites this as the "New York state nursing shortage
correction act".

Section 2 states that the department is authorized to award funding to
schools of nursing, other educational institutions and health care
providers to develop pilot initiatives to increase the number of
nurses. Further states funding can be used for recruitment retention
to expand faculty capacity, development of new programs, development
of clinical simulation labs, partnership to expand the use of expert
clinicians, increased nursing education that is internet facilitated,
initiatives to retain retiring nursing faculty and others leaving,
financial assistance to prepare nurses for an academic career,
creation of early mentoring programs.

Section 3 states that there should be an account held in joint custody
between the state comptroller and, such account shall consist of all
revenue received from contributions donations and other moneys
credited for this account on vouchers approved by the commissioner of
education.

Section 4 is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
It is well known that New York is facing a severe nursing shortage.
This legislation would help address this situation by creating the
"New York state nursing shortage correction act". This act helps get
at the root of the issue by making funds available for nursing
education. Money appointed for this act, would specifically be
targeted to create and expand the amount of nurses interested and
eligible to attend schools of nursing.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.4994-B of 2007/2008; Delivered to Assembly, Referred to Higher
Education
S.1416/A.2027 of 2009/2010; Referred to Labor

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
April 1 next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

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

                                   181

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor

AN ACT to amend the labor law and the state finance law, in relation  to
  enacting the New York state nursing shortage correction act

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "New  York
state nursing shortage correction act".
  S 2. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 211-b to read as
follows:
  S  211-B.  STATEWIDE NURSING RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE AND RETENTION PILOT
INITIATIVES. THE DEPARTMENT IS AUTHORIZED, WITHIN AMOUNTS  APPROPRIATED,
TO  AWARD  FUNDING TO SCHOOLS OF NURSING, OTHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO DEVELOP PILOT INITIATIVES  TO  IMPROVE  THE
CAPACITY TO PREPARE FUTURE GENERATIONS OF ENTRY AND ADVANCED LEVEL NURS-
ES. FUNDING MAY BE USED FOR:
  1. RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION INCENTIVES THAT EXPAND FACULTY CAPACITY;
  2.  INITIAL  COSTS  RELATED  TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW AND/OR EXPANDED
PROGRAMS, INCLUDING EQUIPMENT AND CAPITAL COSTS;
  3. DEVELOPMENT OF CLINICAL SIMULATION LABORATORIES  IN  BOTH  NEW  AND
EXISTING PROGRAMS;
  4.  ACADEMIC  AND  CLINICAL PARTNERSHIPS TO INCREASE THE USE OF EXPERT
CLINICIANS TO EXPAND FACULTY CAPACITY;
  5. DEVELOPMENT AND EXPANSION OF NURSING EDUCATION THAT IS INTERNET-FA-
CILITATED AND/OR PROVIDED THROUGH SATELLITE COURSE-WORK;
  6. INITIATIVES TO RETAIN RETIRING NURSING  FACULTY  AND  THOSE  EXPERT
NURSES LEAVING CLINICAL PRACTICE TO FUNCTION IN EDUCATOR ROLES;
  7. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO PREPARE NURSES FOR AN ACADEMIC CAREER; AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01647-01-1

S. 181                              2

  8.  EARLY  MENTORING PROGRAMS BETWEEN SCHOOL DISTRICTS, NURSING EDUCA-
TION PROGRAMS, AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO  NURS-
ING CAREERS.
  S  3. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 91-h to
read as follows:
  S 91-H. NEW YORK STATE NURSING  RECRUITMENT  INCENTIVE  AND  RETENTION
ACCOUNT.  1.  THERE  IS  HEREBY  ESTABLISHED IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE
STATE COMPTROLLER AND  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  TAXATION  AND  FINANCE  AN
ACCOUNT IN THE MISCELLANEOUS SPECIAL REVENUE FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE NEW
YORK STATE NURSING RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE AND RETENTION ACCOUNT.
  2.  SUCH  ACCOUNT SHALL CONSIST OF ALL REVENUES RECEIVED FROM CONTRIB-
UTIONS, DONATIONS AND OTHER MONEYS CREDITED OR TRANSFERRED THERETO  FROM
ANY OTHER FUND OR SOURCE PURSUANT TO LAW.
  3.  MONEYS  OF THE ACCOUNT, FOLLOWING APPROPRIATION BY THE LEGISLATURE
MAY BE EXPENDED FOR THE NEW YORK STATE NURSING RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE AND
RETENTION PROGRAM. MONEYS SHALL BE PAID OUT OF THE ACCOUNT ON THE  AUDIT
AND  WARRANT  OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER ON VOUCHERS CERTIFIED OR APPROVED
BY THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION.
  S 4. This act shall take effect on the first of April next  succeeding
the  date  on  which it shall have become a law.  Effective immediately,
the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or  regulation  neces-
sary  for  the  implementation  of  this  act  on its effective date are
authorized and directed to be made and completed by the commissioner  of
education  in  consultation  with the commissioner of labor on or before
such effective date.

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