senate Bill S1673

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the hours worked by nurses

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to labor
Jan 09, 2013 referred to labor


S1673 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §167, Lab L; amd §6510-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5154, A410
2009-2010: S5016A, A6492A

S1673 - Summary

Relates to the hours worked by nurses.

S1673 - Sponsor Memo

S1673 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             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


  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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