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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S1117
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1117 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Public Health Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 29-D Title 1-A §§2997-e - 2997-o, amd §2806, Pub Health L; add §95-h, St Fin L
- Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S1117 - Summary
Establishes the medical harm disclosure act requiring the reporting of medical harm events occurring at hospitals.
S1117 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1117 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law and the state finance law, in relation to establishing the medical harm disclosure act PURPOSE: To establish a reporting system of medical harm events and to protect patients from preventable medical harm events. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 this act shall be known and cited as the "medical harm disclosure act." Section 2 amends the public health law by adding a new title 1-A. 2997-f requires hospitals to report a medical harm event to the department not later than five days after the event has been detected. The report shall indicate the level of medical harm to the patient. Each hospital shall create facility-wide patient safety programs to routinely review patient records for medical harm. Each hospital shall inform the patient, the party responsible for the patient, or an immediate adult family member in cases of death or serious bodily injury. Also, each hospital shall interview patients, family members, and/or parties responsible for the patient about
S1117 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1117 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 Health AN ACT to amend the public health law and the state finance law, in relation to establishing the medical harm disclosure 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 "medical harm disclosure 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 MEDICAL HARM DISCLOSURE ACT SECTION 2997-E. DEFINITIONS. 2997-F. HOSPITAL REQUIREMENTS. 2997-G. MEDICAL HARM DISCLOSURE ADVISORY COMMITTEE. 2997-H. METHODOLOGIES FOR COLLECTING, ANALYZING AND VALIDATING DATA. 2997-I. PUBLIC REPORTS. 2997-J. PRIVACY. 2997-K. PROTECTION FOR TAKING ACTION. 2997-L. PATIENT SAFETY TRUST FUND. 2997-M. DEPARTMENT ACTIONS AND PENALTIES. 2997-N. OVERSIGHT INFORMATION. 2997-O. PUBLIC AWARENESS. S 2997-E. DEFINITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS TITLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: 1. "HOSPITAL" SHALL MEAN A HOSPITAL AS DEFINED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWENTY-EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER. 2. "MEDICAL HARM EVENT" SHALL MEAN HARM TO A PATIENT AS A RESULT OF MEDICAL CARE OR IN A HEALTH CARE SETTING. IT MAY INCLUDE, BUT SHOULD NOT EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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