|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to labor|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to labor|
senate Bill S1673
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S1673 - Details
S1673 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1673 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law and the education law, in relation to the hours worked by nurses PURPOSE: To restrict consecutive hours of required work by nurses in the home care setting except in emergencies; does not prohibit a nurse from voluntarily working overtime. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: § 1 of the bill amends section 167 of the labor law to add a facility licensed or operated pursuant to article thirty six of the public health law to the definition of Employer. Adds Regularly scheduled home care visits to the definition of Regularly scheduled work Hours. Adds Home Care visits to the existing law that no health care employer shall require a nurse to work more than that nurse's regularly scheduled work hours or home care visits. Adds a new paragraph 3-a to define the term "emergency" in the article thirty-six (Homecare) setting to also include a situation in which unforeseen events make it necessary for an employer to require a nurse to complete regularly scheduled home care visits in
S1673 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1673 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor AN ACT to amend the labor law and the education law, in relation to the hours worked by nurses 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 AND ARTI- CLE THIRTY-SIX of the public health law, including any facility operated by the state, a political 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 educa- tion 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. "Regularly scheduled work hours", including REGULARLY SCHEDULED HOME CARE VISITS, pre-scheduled on-call time and the time spent for the purpose of communicating shift reports regarding patient status neces- sary to ensure patient safety, shall mean those hours AND HOME CARE VISITS a nurse has agreed to work and is normally scheduled to work EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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