senate Bill S1123A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "safe patient handling act"

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 14, 2014 print number 1123c
amend and recommit to health
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Jun 13, 2013 print number 1123b
amend and recommit to finance
Jun 04, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Feb 05, 2013 print number 1123a
amend and recommit to health
Jan 09, 2013 referred to health

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S1123 - Details

Current Committee:
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
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7735A

S1123 - Summary

Enacts the safe patient handling act to establish a statewide safe patient handling policy for health care facilities in the state; creates the statewide safe patient handling work group.

S1123 - Sponsor Memo

S1123 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1123

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAZIARZ,  GRISANTI, BONACIC, KENNEDY, MONTGOMERY,
  PERKINS -- 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 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

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

Co-Sponsors

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S1123A - Details

Current Committee:
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
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7735A

S1123A - Summary

Enacts the safe patient handling act to establish a statewide safe patient handling policy for health care facilities in the state; creates the statewide safe patient handling work group.

S1123A - Sponsor Memo

S1123A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1123--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MAZIARZ, GRISANTI, AVELLA, BONACIC, HASSELL-THOMP-
  SON, KENNEDY, MONTGOMERY, PERKINS, SERRANO -- read twice  and  ordered
  printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
  -- 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

Co-Sponsors

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S1123B - Details

Current Committee:
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
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7735A

S1123B - Summary

Enacts the safe patient handling act to establish a statewide safe patient handling policy for health care facilities in the state; creates the statewide safe patient handling work group.

S1123B - Sponsor Memo

S1123B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1123--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAZIARZ,  GRISANTI, ADAMS, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BALL,
  BONACIC, BOYLE, CARLUCCI, DeFRANCISCO, DIAZ, DILAN, ESPAILLAT, GIPSON,
  GOLDEN, HANNON, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN,  KENNEDY,  KRUEGER,  LANZA,
  LARKIN, LATIMER, LAVALLE, MARTINS, MONTGOMERY, O'BRIEN, PARKER, PERAL-
  TA,  PERKINS, RIVERA, SAMPSON, SAVINO, SERRANO, VALESKY, YOUNG -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on  Health  --  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to  said  committee  --  reported
  favorably  from  said  committee  and  committed  to  the Committee on
  Finance -- 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.

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

Co-Sponsors

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S1123C (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
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
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7735A

S1123C (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 statewide safe patient handling work group.

S1123C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1123C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1123--C

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MAZIARZ, GRISANTI, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BALL, BONACIC,
  BOYLE, CARLUCCI, DIAZ, DILAN,  ESPAILLAT,  GALLIVAN,  GIPSON,  GOLDEN,
  HANNON,  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  HOYLMAN,  KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LANZA, LARKIN,
  LATIMER,  LAVALLE,  MARTINS,  MONTGOMERY,  O'BRIEN,  PARKER,  PERALTA,
  PERKINS,  RIVERA, SAMPSON, SAVINO, SERRANO, TKACZYK, VALESKY, YOUNG --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the Committee on Health -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee -- reported
  favorably from said  committee  and  committed  to  the  Committee  on
  Finance  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted  to  said  committee  --  recommitted  to  the
  Committee  on  Health  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  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.

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

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