senate Bill S2376

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the health care practitioner hygienic dress code program within the department of health to address clothing and jewelry that may cause infections

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 14, 2014 recommit, enacting clause stricken
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Jan 16, 2013 referred to health

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S2376 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A402
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2 Title 6 §266, Pub Health L; amd §6507, Ed L; amd §§2343, 3436 & 5505, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S4909B, A7845C

S2376 - Summary

Establishes the health care practitioner hygienic dress code program within the department of health to address clothing, jewelry and identification tags worn by health care professionals that may cause infection, disease and bacteria in patients, visitors and the general public.

S2376 - Sponsor Memo

S2376 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2376

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. KLEIN, CARLUCCI, SAVINO, VALESKY -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Health

AN  ACT to amend the public health law, the education law and the insur-
  ance law, in relation  to  establishing  a  health  care  practitioner
  hygienic   dress  code;  and  providing  for  the  repeal  of  certain
  provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Article 2 of the public health law is amended by adding a
new title 6 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 6
                    HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER HYGIENIC
                               DRESS CODE
SECTION 266. HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER HYGIENIC DRESS CODE.
  S 266. HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER HYGIENIC DRESS CODE.  1.  DEFINITIONS.
THE  FOLLOWING  WORDS  OR  PHRASES  AS USED IN THIS TITLE SHALL HAVE THE
FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "CONTINUING EDUCATION"  SHALL  MEAN  ALL  PROFESSIONAL  CONTINUING
EDUCATION  PROGRAMS  REQUIRED  EITHER  BY  STATE LAW, OR BY PROFESSIONAL
ASSOCIATIONS AUTHORIZED BY  THE  EDUCATION  DEPARTMENT  TO  MONITOR  THE
REQUIREMENTS  OF  LICENSURE  OR  CERTIFICATION AND TO CONDUCT CONTINUING
EDUCATION REQUIRED TO BE COMPLETED BY A HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER.
  (B) "COUNCIL" SHALL MEAN THE STATE HEALTH CARE  PRACTITIONER  HYGIENIC
DRESS CODE COUNCIL ESTABLISHED BY SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  (C) "HEALTH CARE FACILITY" SHALL MEAN AND INCLUDE A HOSPITAL AND RESI-
DENTIAL  HEALTH CARE FACILITY AS DEFINED IN SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED
ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, AND ANY SETTING IN WHICH A HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER
REGULARLY PRACTICES HIS OR HER PROFESSION.
  (D) "HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER" SHALL MEAN ANY  PERSON  LICENSED  AS  A
PHYSICIAN  PURSUANT  TO  ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE OF THE EDUCATION

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01504-01-3

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