assembly Bill A6571

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "safe staffing for quality care act"

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Jun 19, 2014 reported referred to ways and means
May 20, 2014 reported referred to codes
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Jun 05, 2013 reported referred to ways and means
Jun 04, 2013 reported referred to codes
Apr 10, 2013 referred to health

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A6571 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3691A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Pub Health L, generally

A6571 - Summary

Enacts the "safe staffing for quality care act" to require acute care facilities and nursing homes to implement certain direct-care nurse to patient ratios in all nursing units; sets minimum staffing requirements; requires every such facility to submit a documented staffing plan to the department on an annual basis and upon application for an operating certificate; requires acute care facilities to maintain staffing records during all shifts (view more) authorizes nurses to refuse work assignments if the assignment exceeds the nurse's abilities or if minimum staffing is not present; requires public access to documented staffing plans; imposes civil penalties for violations of such provisions; establishes private right of action for nurses discriminated against for refusing any illegal work assignment.

A6571 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6571

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 10, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED,  GUNTHER, MILLMAN, CLARK, JACOBS,
  PEOPLES-STOKES,  ROSENTHAL,  BRINDISI,  BRONSON,  COLTON,   BENEDETTO,
  CAMARA, GABRYSZAK, JAFFEE, MAGNARELLI, MARKEY, MILLER, WEPRIN, RIVERA,
  ROBERTS,  RYAN,  SKARTADOS  --  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABBATE,
  ABINANTI, ARROYO,  BARRON,  BOYLAND,  BRENNAN,  BROOK-KRASNY,  BUTLER,
  CAHILL,  COOK,  CRESPO,  CUSICK,  CYMBROWITZ,  DINOWITZ,  ENGLEBRIGHT,
  FARRELL, GIGLIO, GLICK, GRAF, HEASTIE, HOOPER, JOHNS, KEARNS, KELLNER,
  LAVINE, LIFTON, LUPARDO, MAGEE, MAISEL, McDONOUGH, McKEVITT,  MONTESA-
  NO,  NOLAN,  ORTIZ,  PAULIN, PERRY, PRETLOW, RA, RABBITT, RAIA, RAMOS,
  ROBINSON, RUSSELL, SALADINO, SCARBOROUGH, SCHIMEL,  SWEENEY,  TEDISCO,
  THIELE,  TITONE, TITUS, WEINSTEIN, WEISENBERG, WRIGHT -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to enacting the "safe
  staffing for quality care act"

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "safe staffing for quality care act".
  S 2. Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision 2 of section  2805  of  the
public  health  law, paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 923 of the laws
of 1973 and paragraph (b) as added by chapter 795 of the laws  of  1965,
are amended to read as follows:
  (a)  Application  for an operating certificate for a hospital shall be
made upon forms prescribed by  the  department.  The  application  shall
[contain]  INCLUDE the name of the hospital, the kind or kinds of hospi-
tal service to be provided, the location and physical description of the
institution,  A  DOCUMENTED  STAFFING  PLAN,  AS  DEFINED   IN   SECTION
TWENTY-EIGHT  HUNDRED TWENTY-FOUR OF THIS ARTICLE, and such other infor-
mation as the department may require.
  (b) An operating certificate shall not be  issued  by  the  department
unless  it  finds  that  the  premises, equipment, personnel, DOCUMENTED

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02578-04-3

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