|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 14, 2014||recommit, enacting clause stricken|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Jan 16, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S2376
Archive: Last Bill Status - STRICKEN
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2376 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S2376 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, the education law and the insurance law, in relation to establishing a health care practitioner hygienic dress code; and providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to help reduce the rate of practitioner and patient injury due to the inadvertent spread of infections, bacteria, and diseases due to cross-infections via clothes and other items. Further, it is to help reduce the rising cost of medical malpractice insurance faced by health care practitioners due to the increased damages from injuries caused by such infections. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends Article 2 of the Public Health Law by adding new title 6, "Health Care Practitioner Hygienic Dress Code." This section creates a State health care practitioner hygienic dress code council comprised of twenty-five members appointed by the commissioner of health with the advice of the commissioner of education and financial services. This council is to advise the health and education commissioners on (i) the best practices for mitigating and eliminating the spread of disease among the health-care practitioner community and to their patients via garments and accessories, (ii) the promotion of better coordinated interdisciplinary policies to ensure hygienic
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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