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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to labor|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to labor|
senate Bill S1080
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S1080 - Details
S1080 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1080 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to restrictions on consecutive hours of work for non-nursing direct-care staff PURPOSE: To include non-nursing direct care staff in provisions of law relating to restrictions on consecutive hours of work. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 Amends section 167 of the labor law, as added by chapter 493 of the laws of 2008 by: * Adding a definition of non-nursing direct care staff * Adding non-nursing direct care staff to restrictions on consecutive hours of work JUSTIFICATION: In 2008 legislation was chaptered that limited consecutive hours of work by registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. This bill would include mandatory overtime for non-nursing direct care staff as well. Individuals who provide care directly to patients work in a demanding, stressful environment where proper decision making is part of the job. Under staffing has sometimes lead to situations where people working in these capacities take care of patients with little
S1080 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1080 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to restrictions on consec- utive hours of work for non-nursing direct-care staff THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 167 of the labor law, as added by chapter 493 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: S 167. Restrictions on consecutive hours of work for nurses. 1. When used in this section: a. "Health care employer" shall mean any individual, partnership, association, corporation, limited liability company or any person or group of persons acting directly or indirectly on behalf of or in the interest of the employer, which provides health care services (i) in a facility licensed or operated pursuant to article twenty-eight of the public health law, including any facility operated by the state, a poli- tical subdivision or a public corporation as defined by section sixty- six of the general construction law, or (ii) in a facility operated by the state, a political subdivision or a public corporation as defined by section sixty-six of the general construction law, operated or licensed pursuant to the mental hygiene law, the education law or the correction law. b. "Nurse" shall mean a registered professional nurse or a licensed practical nurse as defined by article one hundred thirty-nine of the education law who provides direct patient care. c. "NON-NURSING DIRECT-CARE STAFF" SHALL MEAN ANY EMPLOYEE WHO IS NOT A NURSE OR OTHER PERSON LICENSED, CERTIFIED OR REGISTERED UNDER TITLE EIGHT OF THE EDUCATION LAW WHOSE PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITY IS TO CARRY OUT DIRECT PATIENT CARE FOR ONE OR MORE PATIENTS OR PROVIDE DIRECT ASSISTANCE IN THE DELIVERY OF PATIENT CARE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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