senate Bill S2470B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the "safe patient handling act"

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 29, 2012 print number 2470c
amend and recommit to finance
May 15, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 18, 2012 print number 2470b
amend and recommit to health
Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
Jun 02, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Feb 16, 2011 print number 2470a
amend and recommit to health
Jan 21, 2011 referred to health

S2470 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1370B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 29-D Title 1-A §§2997-g - 2997-l, Pub Health L; add §6510-f, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A2047B, S3839A

S2470 - Summary

Enacts the safe patient handling act to establish a statewide safe patient handling policy for health care facilities in the state; creates the New York state safe patient handling task force.

S2470 - Sponsor Memo

S2470 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2470

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the education law, in relation
  to a safe patient handling policy for health care facilities

  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 "safe
patient handling act".
  S 2. Article 29-D of the public health law is amended by adding a  new
title 4 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 4
                      SAFE PATIENT HANDLING POLICY
SECTION 2999-G. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
        2999-H. DEFINITIONS.
        2999-I. NEW YORK STATE SAFE PATIENT HANDLING TASK FORCE.
        2999-J. STATEWIDE SAFE PATIENT HANDLING POLICY.
        2999-K. HEALTH CARE FACILITY SAFE PATIENT HANDLING COMMITTEES.
        2999-L. ENFORCEMENT.
  S  2999-G.  LEGISLATIVE  INTENT.  THE  LEGISLATURE  HEREBY  FINDS  AND
DECLARES THAT IT IS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST TO  ENACT  A  STATEWIDE  SAFE
PATIENT  HANDLING  POLICY  FOR HEALTH CARE FACILITIES IN NEW YORK STATE.
WITHOUT SAFE PATIENT HANDLING LEGISLATION,  IT  IS  PREDICTED  THAT  THE
DEMAND  FOR  NURSING  SERVICES  WILL  EXCEED THE SUPPLY BY NEARLY THIRTY
PERCENT BY THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND TWENTY THUS DECREASING THE  QUALITY  OF
HEALTH  CARE  IN  NEW  YORK STATE.   THERE ARE MANY BENEFITS THAT CAN BE
DERIVED FROM SAFE PATIENT HANDLING PROGRAMS.   PATIENTS BENEFIT  THROUGH
IMPROVED  QUALITY  OF  CARE  AND QUALITY OF LIFE BY REDUCING THE RISK OF
FALLS, BEING DROPPED, FRICTION BURNS, SKIN TEARS AND BRUISES. CAREGIVERS
BENEFIT FROM THE REDUCED RISK OF CAREER ENDING AND DEBILITATING INJURIES
LEADING TO INCREASED MORALE, IMPROVED JOB SATISFACTION AND LONGEVITY  IN
THE  PROFESSION.  HEALTH CARE FACILITIES REALIZE A QUICK RETURN ON THEIR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04321-01-1

Co-Sponsors

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S2470A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1370B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 29-D Title 1-A §§2997-g - 2997-l, Pub Health L; add §6510-f, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A2047B, S3839A

S2470A - Summary

Enacts the safe patient handling act to establish a statewide safe patient handling policy for health care facilities in the state; creates the New York state safe patient handling task force.

S2470A - Sponsor Memo

S2470A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2470--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the education law, in relation
  to a safe patient handling policy for health care facilities

  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  "safe
patient handling act".
  S  2. Article 29-D of the public health law is amended by adding a new
title 4 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 4
                      SAFE PATIENT HANDLING POLICY
SECTION 2999-G. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
        2999-H. DEFINITIONS.
        2999-I. NEW YORK STATE SAFE PATIENT HANDLING TASK FORCE.
        2999-J. STATEWIDE SAFE PATIENT HANDLING POLICY.
        2999-K. HEALTH CARE FACILITY SAFE PATIENT HANDLING COMMITTEES.
        2999-L. ENFORCEMENT.
  S  2999-G.  LEGISLATIVE  INTENT.  THE  LEGISLATURE  HEREBY  FINDS  AND
DECLARES  THAT  IT  IS  IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST TO ENACT A STATEWIDE SAFE
PATIENT HANDLING POLICY FOR HEALTH CARE FACILITIES IN  NEW  YORK  STATE.
WITHOUT  SAFE  PATIENT  HANDLING  LEGISLATION,  IT IS PREDICTED THAT THE
DEMAND FOR NURSING SERVICES WILL EXCEED  THE  SUPPLY  BY  NEARLY  THIRTY
PERCENT  BY  THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND TWENTY THUS DECREASING THE QUALITY OF
HEALTH CARE IN NEW YORK STATE.   THERE ARE MANY  BENEFITS  THAT  CAN  BE
DERIVED  FROM  SAFE PATIENT HANDLING PROGRAMS.  PATIENTS BENEFIT THROUGH
IMPROVED QUALITY OF CARE AND QUALITY OF LIFE BY  REDUCING  THE  RISK  OF
FALLS, BEING DROPPED, FRICTION BURNS, SKIN TEARS AND BRUISES. CAREGIVERS
BENEFIT FROM THE REDUCED RISK OF CAREER ENDING AND DEBILITATING INJURIES

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04321-03-1

Co-Sponsors

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S2470B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1370B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 29-D Title 1-A §§2997-g - 2997-l, Pub Health L; add §6510-f, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A2047B, S3839A

S2470B - Summary

Enacts the safe patient handling act to establish a statewide safe patient handling policy for health care facilities in the state; creates the New York state safe patient handling task force.

S2470B - Sponsor Memo

S2470B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2470--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAZIARZ, ADAMS, ADDABBO, AVELLA, CARLUCCI, DILAN,
  GOLDEN, GRISANTI,  JOHNSON,  MONTGOMERY,  PARKER  --  read  twice  and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Health -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  recommitted to the
  Committee on Health 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 public health law and the education law, in relation
  to a safe patient handling policy for health care facilities

  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 "safe
patient handling act".
  S 2. Article 29-D of the public health law is amended by adding a  new
title 1-A to read as follows:
                                TITLE 1-A
                      SAFE PATIENT HANDLING POLICY
SECTION 2997-G. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
        2997-H. DEFINITIONS.
        2997-I. NEW YORK STATE SAFE PATIENT HANDLING TASK FORCE.
        2997-J. STATEWIDE SAFE PATIENT HANDLING POLICY.
        2997-K. HEALTH CARE FACILITY SAFE PATIENT HANDLING COMMITTEES.
        2997-L. ENFORCEMENT.
  S  2997-G.  LEGISLATIVE  INTENT.  THE  LEGISLATURE  HEREBY  FINDS  AND
DECLARES THAT IT IS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST TO  ENACT  A  STATEWIDE  SAFE
PATIENT  HANDLING  POLICY  FOR HEALTH CARE FACILITIES IN NEW YORK STATE.
WITHOUT SAFE PATIENT HANDLING LEGISLATION,  IT  IS  PREDICTED  THAT  THE
DEMAND  FOR  NURSING  SERVICES  WILL  EXCEED THE SUPPLY BY NEARLY THIRTY
PERCENT BY THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND TWENTY THUS DECREASING THE  QUALITY  OF
HEALTH  CARE  IN  NEW  YORK STATE.   THERE ARE MANY BENEFITS THAT CAN BE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04321-04-2

Co-Sponsors

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S2470C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1370B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 29-D Title 1-A §§2997-g - 2997-l, Pub Health L; add §6510-f, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A2047B, S3839A

S2470C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the safe patient handling act to establish a statewide safe patient handling policy for health care facilities in the state; creates the New York state safe patient handling task force.

S2470C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2470C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2470--C

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAZIARZ, ADAMS, ADDABBO, AVELLA, CARLUCCI, DILAN,
  GOLDEN,  GRISANTI,  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  JOHNSON,  LARKIN,   MONTGOMERY,
  OPPENHEIMER,  PARKER, PERALTA, SAVINO, STEWART-COUSINS, ZELDIN -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on  Health  --  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Health in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee -- reported favorably from said  commit-
  tee  and commited to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the education law, in relation
  to a safe patient handling policy for health care facilities

  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  "safe
patient handling act".
  S  2. Article 29-D of the public health law is amended by adding a new
title 1-A to read as follows:
                                TITLE 1-A
                      SAFE PATIENT HANDLING POLICY
SECTION 2997-G. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
        2997-H. DEFINITIONS.
        2997-I. NEW YORK STATE SAFE PATIENT HANDLING TASK FORCE.
        2997-J. STATEWIDE SAFE PATIENT HANDLING POLICY.
        2997-K. HEALTH CARE FACILITY SAFE PATIENT HANDLING COMMITTEES.
        2997-L. ENFORCEMENT.
  S  2997-G.  LEGISLATIVE  INTENT.  THE  LEGISLATURE  HEREBY  FINDS  AND
DECLARES  THAT  IT  IS  IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST TO ENACT A STATEWIDE SAFE
PATIENT HANDLING POLICY FOR HEALTH CARE FACILITIES IN  NEW  YORK  STATE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04321-07-2

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