senate Bill S4325

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides all blind and visually impaired patients with an audio recording of the discharge plan and preadmission information, where provided

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
Jun 07, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Mar 29, 2011 referred to health

Votes

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Jun 7, 2011 - Health committee Vote

S4325
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S4325 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1469A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2803-i, add §2803-t, Pub Health L

S4325 - Summary

Provides that all blind and visually impaired patients with an audio recording of the discharge plan and preadmission information, where provided, to be made available according to the preference of such patient or such patient's representative.

S4325 - Sponsor Memo

S4325 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4325

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 29, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  providing  all
  blind  and  visually  impaired patients with an audio recording of the
  discharge plan and preadmission information

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 9 of section 2803-i of the public health law is
renumbered  subdivision  10  and a new subdivision 9 is added to read as
follows:
  9. UPON DISCHARGE OF A BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PATIENT, A  HOSPITAL
SHALL  OFFER TO PROVIDE THE PATIENT'S DISCHARGE PLAN AS AN AUDIO RECORD-
ING, TO BE MADE AVAILABLE ACCORDING TO THE PREFERENCE OF SUCH PATIENT OR
SUCH PATIENT'S REPRESENTATIVE ON COMPACT DISC OR  OTHER  MEDIUM  AS  THE
HOSPITAL MAY OFFER, OR AS AN ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED DIGITAL FILE, IN
ADDITION TO A WRITTEN COPY OF THE DISCHARGE PLAN.
  S  2.  The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2803-t
to read as follows:
  S 2803-T. PREADMISSION INFORMATION. ANY HOSPITAL THAT PROVIDES  PREAD-
MISSION  INFORMATION  TO  A  PATIENT,  SHALL  OFFER  A BLIND OR VISUALLY
IMPAIRED PATIENT SUCH INFORMATION AS AN  AUDIO  RECORDING,  TO  BE  MADE
AVAILABLE  ACCORDING TO THE PREFERENCE OF SUCH PATIENT OR SUCH PATIENT'S
REPRESENTATIVE ON COMPACT DISC OR  OTHER  MEDIUM  AS  THE  HOSPITAL  MAY
OFFER,  OR AS AN ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED DIGITAL FILE, IN ADDITION TO
A WRITTEN COPY OF ANY PREADMISSION INFORMATION.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02254-03-1

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