senate Bill S2181A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes a coordinated statewide policy, investigation, and reporting requirements with respect to infections, including certain staphylococcus infections

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 17, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Apr 11, 2012 print number 2181a
amend and recommit to aging
Jan 04, 2012 referred to aging
May 23, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Jan 18, 2011 referred to aging

Votes

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Apr 17, 2012 - Aging committee Vote

S2181A
9
1
committee
9
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Aging Committee Vote: Apr 17, 2012

aye wr (2)

Co-Sponsors

S2181 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §202, add Art 3 §301, Eld L; amd §201, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2189

S2181 - Summary

Establishes a coordinated statewide policy, investigation, and reporting requirements with respect to infections, including certain staphylococcus infections.

S2181 - Sponsor Memo

S2181 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2181

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GOLDEN, DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging

AN  ACT to amend the elder law and the public health law, in relation to
  establishing a coordinated statewide policy, investigation and report-
  ing requirements with respect to infections, including certain staphy-
  lococcus infections

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  Intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds and
declares that Staphylococcus Aureus, or  "staph"  infections,  including
MRSA  or  methicillin-resistant  staph  aureus  infections,  occur  most
frequently in hospital and health-care facilities, but that  there  have
been increased recent reports of community-associated MRSA infections.
  The  legislature  further  finds  that the danger that staph and other
infections will become life-threatening is greater among the  young  and
the  old  and  those undergoing health procedures, and declares that the
goal of the state should be to not only reduce or eliminate  the  number
of  infections including MRSA in health-care facilities but to reduce or
eliminate health-care setting and community setting infections altogeth-
er.
  The legislature finds since 2004, there have been 50 reported MRSA-re-
lated outbreaks in hospitals in this state, and that nationally, serious
MRSA infections occur in approximately 94,000 persons annually  and  are
associated   with   approximately  19,000  deaths,  and  that  of  these
infections, about 86% are healthcare-associated and 14%  are  community-
associated.
  The legislature further finds that in New York hospitals, according to
a  state health department pilot program, about five percent of central-
line associated bloodstream infections in critical  care  unit  patients
involve  MRSA,  while  95  percent of infections involve other bacterial
infections, and that the data shows  that  MRSA  is  the  fourth-leading

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04222-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S2181A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §202, add Art 3 §301, Eld L; amd §201, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2189

S2181A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a coordinated statewide policy, investigation, and reporting requirements with respect to infections, including certain staphylococcus infections.

S2181A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2181A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2181--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GOLDEN,  DeFRANCISCO,  ZELDIN  --  read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Aging  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Aging in accordance with
  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the elder law and the public health law, in relation to
  establishing a coordinated statewide policy, investigation and report-
  ing requirements with respect to infections, including certain staphy-
  lococcus infections

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  Intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds and
declares that Staphylococcus Aureus, or  "staph"  infections,  including
MRSA  or  methicillin-resistant  staph  aureus  infections,  occur  most
frequently in hospital and health-care facilities, but that  there  have
been increased recent reports of community-associated MRSA infections.
  The  legislature  further  finds  that the danger that staph and other
infections will become life-threatening is greater among the  young  and
the  old  and  those undergoing health procedures, and declares that the
goal of the state should be to not only reduce or eliminate  the  number
of  infections including MRSA in health-care facilities but to reduce or
eliminate health-care setting and community setting infections altogeth-
er.
  The legislature finds since 2004, there have been 50 reported MRSA-re-
lated outbreaks in hospitals in this state, and that nationally, serious
MRSA infections occur in approximately 94,000 persons annually  and  are
associated   with   approximately  19,000  deaths,  and  that  of  these
infections, about 86% are healthcare-associated and 14%  are  community-
associated.
  The legislature further finds that in New York hospitals, according to
a  state health department pilot program, about five percent of central-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04222-02-2

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