senate Bill S131

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides that hospital admission registration forms include the name of school attended by school-aged patients

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S131 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4729
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§230-e, 2805-v & 2113, amd §2101, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S689, A3198
2009-2010: S4089, A3548

S131 - Bill Texts

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Provides that hospital admission registration forms include the name of school attended by school-aged patients; provides a protocol for notification to parents.

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BILL NUMBER:S131

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring hospitals to
obtain the name of the school attended by school-aged
patients and to include this information in their
admission registration forms

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill provides that hospital,
medical clinics and private practice physicians include a request for
the school grade and name of the school attended by their school-aged
patients name and that this information be included as part of the
written vital patient data collected prior to treatment and
establishes a protocol for immediate notification of the local
department of health if said school-aged child is diagnosed with an
infectious and communicable disease.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
This bill adds section 2805-v of the
public health law to require hospitals,
medical clinics and private practice physicians to request, upon
treatment of school-aged patients, the grade and name of the
school that said school-aged patient attends and to include such
inquiry in their patient records. This bill further adds a new
section 2113 to the public health law establishing a protocol for the
immediate notification of the local department of health, if said
school-aged child is diagnosed with an infectious and communicable
disease, to facilitate the immediate initiation of inspection and
additional notification protocols as soon as practicable.

JUSTIFICATION:
The recent death of 12 year-old Omar Rivera, who
attended I.S. 211 in Canarsie, Brooklyn, from the
methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA
and the increasing number of reported infected youth across the
state, highlighted the need for health practitioners to be more
responsive alerting the affected community as to their exposure and
the preventative measures they must immediately take. By requiring
hospitals, medical clinics and private practice physicians who
treat infected school-age children to ascertain the school locality
of exposure and potential infection at the time of admission and to
promptly pass this information on to the local department of health,
this legislation will effectively help to reduce the possibility of
long-term exposure and infection within the affected school locality
as well as in the community in general.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.689 of 2011
01/05/11 REFERRED TO HEALTH
01/04/12 REFERRED TO HEALTH

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to state.


EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately. This
legislation seek to reduce the possibility of infection.

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

                                   131

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SAMPSON -- 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  requiring  hospi-
  tals to obtain the name of the school attended by school-aged patients
  and to include this information in their admission registration forms

  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
230-e to read as follows:
  S  230-E. REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS. EVERY PHYSICIAN SHALL INQUIRE AND
DOCUMENT AS PART OF HIS  OR  HER  PATIENT  REGISTRATION,  THE  NAME  AND
ADDRESS  OF THE SCHOOL ATTENDED BY SUCH PHYSICIAN'S SCHOOL-AGED PATIENTS
AND INCLUDE SUCH INFORMATION IN THE PATIENTS' MEDICAL REGISTRATION FORM.
  S 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new  section  2805-v
to read as follows:
  S  2805-V.  ADMISSION  REGISTRATION  REQUIREMENTS. ALL HOSPITALS SHALL
INQUIRE AND DOCUMENT THE NAME AND ADDRESS  OF  THE  SCHOOL  ATTENDED  BY
SCHOOL-AGED PATIENTS UPON ADMISSION, AND INCLUDE SUCH INFORMATION ON THE
HOSPITALS' ADMISSION REGISTRATION FORM.
  S  3. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2113 to
read as follows:
  S 2113. INFECTIOUS AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASE; NOTIFICATION PROTOCOL FOR
SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN. NOTWITHSTANDING SECTION TWENTY-ONE HUNDRED TEN  OF
THIS  TITLE, THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE
MILLION OR MORE. 1. WHERE A SCHOOL-AGED PATIENT IS REGISTERED FOR TREAT-
MENT, ADMITTED WITH AN INFECTIOUS OR COMMUNICABLE  DISEASE  OR  ADMITTED
FOR  OBSERVATION TO RULE OUT AN INFECTIOUS OR COMMUNICABLE DISEASE, SUCH
HOSPITAL SHALL NOTIFY THE LOCAL  DEPARTMENT  OF  HEALTH  IMMEDIATELY  AS
REQUIRED BY SECTION TWENTY-ONE HUNDRED ONE OF THIS TITLE. IN A CITY WITH
A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, HOSPITALS SHALL CONTACT THE DEPART-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00094-01-3

S. 131                              2

MENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE TO INITIATE THE INSPECTION PROVIDED IN
SECTION 17-106 OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK.
  2.  THE LOCAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, AND IN A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF
ONE MILLION OR MORE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL  HYGIENE,  SHALL
IN  CONSULTATION  WITH  THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NOTIFY THE SCHOOL
ATTENDED BY SUCH PATIENT AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE.
  3. THE SCHOOL  SHALL  IMMEDIATELY  FOLLOW  THE  NOTIFICATION  PROTOCOL
DEEMED  NECESSARY BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, OR IN A CITY WITH A
POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL
HYGIENE, IN NOTIFYING THE STUDENTS AND PARENTS OF SUCH SCHOOL.
  S 4. Subdivision 1 of section 2101 of the public health law is amended
to read as follows:
  1. Every physician shall immediately give  notice  of  every  case  of
communicable disease required by the department to be reported to it, to
the  health  officer  of  the  local  health district where such disease
occurs. WHERE SUCH CASE  INVOLVES  A  SCHOOL-AGED  PATIENT,  SUCH  LOCAL
HEALTH OFFICER SHALL IN CONSULTATION WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
NOTIFY  THE  SCHOOL  ATTENDED BY SUCH PATIENT AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE AND
SUCH SCHOOL SHALL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THE STUDENT AND PARENT NOTIFICATION
PROTOCOL, AS REFERENCED  IN  SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF  SECTION  TWENTY-ONE
HUNDRED  THIRTEEN  OF  THIS  TITLE.  NOTWITHSTANDING  SECTION TWENTY-ONE
HUNDRED TEN OF THIS TITLE, THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL APPLY TO A CITY WITH A
POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE.
  S 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

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