senate Bill S7735A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the "safe patient handling act"

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 20, 2012 ordered to third reading cal.1423
Jun 18, 2012 print number 7735a
amend and recommit to rules
Jun 15, 2012 referred to rules

S7735 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10715A
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

S7735 - 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 work group.

S7735 - Sponsor Memo

S7735 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7735

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 15, 2012
                               ___________

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

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. SAFE PATIENT HANDLING WORK GROUP.
        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
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
INVESTMENT THROUGH REDUCED WORKERS' COMPENSATION MEDICAL  AND  INDEMNITY
COSTS,  REDUCED  LOST WORKDAYS AND IMPROVED RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION OF

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04321-10-2

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S7735A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10715A
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

S7735A (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 work group.

S7735A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7735A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7735--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 15, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules  --  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. STATEWIDE SAFE PATIENT HANDLING WORK GROUP.
        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
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
INVESTMENT  THROUGH  REDUCED WORKERS' COMPENSATION MEDICAL AND INDEMNITY

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

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