senate Bill S2143

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for notification to hospital patients upon intake of reports of hospital-acquired infections

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Jan 11, 2013 referred to health

S2143 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4960
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2819, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5283, A2052
2009-2010: S496, A2987

S2143 - Summary

Provides for notification to hospital patients upon intake of reports of hospital-acquired infections.

S2143 - Sponsor Memo

S2143 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2143

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 notifying hospital
  patients upon intake of reports of hospital-acquired infections

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Section 2819 of the public health law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 6-a to read as follows:
  6-A. NO LATER THAN ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY DAYS AFTER THE ISSUANCE  OF  THE
REPORTS  REQUIRED  PURSUANT  TO  SUBPARAGRAPH  (III) OF PARAGRAPH (C) OF
SUBDIVISION FIVE  OF  THIS  SECTION,  EACH  GENERAL  HOSPITAL  SHALL  BE
REQUIRED  TO  NOTIFY  PATIENTS  AS A COMPONENT OF PREBOOKING, INTAKE AND
REGISTRATION OF THE HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED INFECTIONS, THAT WOULD BE REQUIRED
TO BE REPORTED TO THE DEPARTMENT PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, THAT OCCURRED
IN THE HOSPITAL FOR THE PRIOR THIRTY DAY PERIOD. SUCH NOTIFICATION SHALL
BE UPDATED ON A DAILY  BASIS  AND  SHALL  BE  ACCOMPLISHED  THROUGH  THE
CONSPICUOUS  POSTING  OF  SIGNS,  WHICH ARE EASILY UNDERSTANDABLE BY THE
GENERAL PUBLIC, AND SHALL INCLUDE DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION. TO THE DEGREE PRACTICABLE, THE FORMAT OF SUCH  SIGNS  SHALL
BE CONSISTENT WITH THE FORMAT OF THE SUMMARY TABLE REQUIRED TO BE DEVEL-
OPED  PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION  SIX  OF  THIS SECTION. UPON REQUEST THE
HOSPITAL SHALL PROVIDE A PATIENT WITH AN INDIVIDUAL COPY OF THE INFORMA-
TION CONTAINED ON SUCH SIGN. THE  DEPARTMENT  THROUGH  REGULATION  SHALL
ESTABLISH PENALTIES APPLICABLE TO THE FIRST AND SUBSEQUENT VIOLATIONS OF
THE REQUIREMENT IMPOSED BY THIS SUBDIVISION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05508-01-3

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