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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Jan 11, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S2143
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S2143 - Details
S2143 - Summary
Provides for notification to hospital patients upon intake of reports of hospital-acquired infections.
S2143 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2143 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to notifying hospital patients upon intake of reports of hospital-acquired infections PURPOSE: Provides for notification to hospital patients upon intake of reports of hospital-acquired infections. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends section 2819 of the public health law by adding a new subdivision 6-a to mandate that 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. Section two requires that this act shall take effect immediately.
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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