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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to health|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to health|
senate Bill S936
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S936 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Public Health Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §2806-a, Pub Health L
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S936 - Summary
Requires the department of health to promulgate rules necessary to establish staffing standards for certain health care facilities; directs such facilities to file reports and post daily staffing levels to demonstrate compliance with such rules; provides that failure of a hospital to comply with the requirements of this section shall be deemed a violation and subjects such hospital to possible penalties and injunctions.
S936 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S936 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to directing the department of health to promulgate rules establishing staffing standards for certain health care facilities, and providing methods for demonstrating compliance with such rules PURPOSE: Requires the health department to establish rules and regulations regarding nurse to patient ratios for certain health care facilities and monitor compliance. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 2 directs the department to promulgate necessary rules and regulations to establish staffing standards for hospitals. These rules and regulations will be designed to ensure that the classifications, skills, experience and numbers of health care professionals providing direct care are sufficient to meet the needs of hospital patients. Each hospital must maintain an internal review mechanism that ensures compliance and provides for the review of incidents and staff concerns. Each hospital will annually file with department a statement of
S936 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 936 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- 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 directing the department of health to promulgate rules establishing staffing stand- ards for certain health care facilities, and providing methods for demonstrating compliance with such rules THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2806-a to read as follows: S 2806-A. STAFFING STANDARDS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE TERM "HOSPITAL" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE. 2. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROMULGATE NECESSARY RULES AND REGULATIONS TO ESTABLISH STAFFING STANDARDS FOR HOSPITALS. SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL BE DESIGNED TO ENSURE THAT THE CLASSIFICATIONS, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND NUMBERS OF HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS PROVIDING DIRECT PATIENT CARE ARE SUFFICIENT TO MEET THE NEEDS OF HOSPITAL PATIENTS. SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL REQUIRE THAT EACH HOSPITAL: (A) UTILIZES A STAFFING SYSTEM WHICH PROVIDES A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF QUALIFIED STAFF TO MEET THE NEEDS OF HOSPITAL PATIENTS AS DETERMINED BY A REGISTERED NURSE OR PHYSICIAN DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN PATIENT CARE. (B) MAINTAINS AN INTERNAL REVIEW MECHANISM THAT ENSURES COMPLIANCE WITH THE STAFFING SYSTEM; PROVIDES FOR THE REVIEW OF INCIDENTS AND STAFF CONCERNS; AND TRACKS STAFFING PATTERNS, NUMBER OF PATIENTS AND THEIR DETERMINED NEEDS. 3. BEGINNING NO LATER THAN TWELVE MONTHS FOLLOWING DISTRIBUTION TO HOSPITALS OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVI- SION TWO OF THIS SECTION, AS A CONDITION OF CONTINUING OR OBTAINING ITS OPERATING CERTIFICATE, EACH HOSPITAL SHALL ANNUALLY FILE WITH THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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