senate Bill S4736

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires all assisted living facilities to have a defibrillator and perform CPR

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Apr 19, 2013 referred to health

S4736 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง3000-e, Pub Health L

S4736 - Summary

Requires all assisted living facilities to have a defibrillator, requires that at least two persons on each shift at assisted living facilities be trained in CPR, requires that CPR must be performed when needed and provides that anyone who in good faith performs CPR will be exempt from any liability.

S4736 - Sponsor Memo

S4736 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4736

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 19, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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  requiring  all
  assisted  living facilities to have a defibrillator, requiring that at
  least two persons on each  shift  at  assisted  living  facilities  be
  trained  in  CPR, requiring that CPR must be performed when needed and
  providing that anyone who in good faith performs CPR  will  be  exempt
  from any liability

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

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
3000-e to read as follows:
  S  3000-E.  AUTOMATED  EXTERNAL  DEFIBRILLATORS; ASSISTED LIVING RESI-
DENCE.  1.  EACH  ASSISTED  LIVING  RESIDENCE,  AS  DEFINED  IN  SECTION
FORTY-SIX  HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, SHALL BE EQUIPPED WITH AND
MAINTAIN AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS AS DEFINED IN  PARAGRAPH  (A)
OF  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  SECTION  THREE THOUSAND-B OF THIS ARTICLE. THE
OWNERS OR OPERATORS OF SUCH ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE SHALL PROVIDE SUCH
AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS IN QUANTITIES DEEMED NECESSARY BY  THE
COMMISSIONER.  SUCH EQUIPMENT SHALL BE READILY ACCESSIBLE FOR USE DURING
MEDICAL EMERGENCIES. ANY INFORMATION DEEMED NECESSARY BY THE COMMISSION-
ER SHALL ACCOMPANY SUCH EQUIPMENT.
  2. A MINIMUM OF TWO EMPLOYEES ON EACH WORK SHIFT AT AN ASSISTED LIVING
FACILITY SHALL BE TRAINED IN CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR) AND  IN
THE USE OF THE FACILITY DEFIBRILLATORS BY A NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED ORGAN-
IZATION, AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (D) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION THREE
THOUSAND-B OF THIS ARTICLE. CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR) MEASURES
SHALL  BE  TAKEN  IN  EVERY  INSTANCE WHEN THEY ARE WARRANTED; PROVIDED,
HOWEVER, THAT NO SUCH MEASURES NEED BE  TAKEN  ON  ANY  PERSON  WHO  HAS
PREVIOUSLY FILED A VALIDLY-EXECUTED "DO NOT RESUSCITATE", WHETHER INCOR-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09904-01-3

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