senate Bill S5537A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for quality assurance for trauma and emergency care

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May 19, 2014 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 28, 2014 amended on third reading (t) 5537a
Jan 23, 2014 advanced to third reading
Jan 22, 2014 2nd report cal.
Jan 14, 2014 1st report cal.31
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
May 16, 2013 referred to health

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S5537 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3066 & 4210, Pub Health L

S5537 - Bill Texts

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Provides for quality assurance for trauma and emergency care.

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BILL NUMBER:S5537

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
ensuring ongoing quality assurance measures for emergency medical and
trauma care and autopsy reports on cadavers treated at trauma centers

PURPOSE: This bill will require agencies that conduct autopsies
following traumatic death (medical examiners, coroners, etc) in New
York State to share their findings with referring state-designated
trauma centers in order to facilitate this quality improvement
process.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends section 3066 of the public health law and
incorporates quality control measures into the items that the NYS
Department of Health shall review in conjunction with the State
Emergency medical Services Council, State Emergency medical Advisory
Committee and State Trauma Advisory Committee.

Section 2 of the bill amends section 4210 of the public health law and
provides that a copy of all autopsy reports conducted at trauma
centers following treatment for traumatic injuries shall be given to
the trauma center for the purposes of patient quality improvement
review and assessment.

Section 3 of the bill provides for the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Trauma centers were developed to assure that the
highest level of care is available to the injured patient. Ongoing
performance improvement and quality assurance is an important
component of the care provided at these specialized centers. Agencies
that verify and designate trauma centers in New York State (American
College of Surgeons- Committee on Trauma, New York State Department of
Health) require that trauma centers evaluate their outcomes on a
regular basis and conduct full reviews of all trauma center deaths.
When deaths do occur, autopsy findings can be critical to
understanding the complete clinical picture.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately

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

                                  5537

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- 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  ensuring  ongoing
  quality  assurance  measures for emergency medical and trauma care and
  autopsy reports on cadavers treated at trauma centers

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 4 of section 3066 of the public health law, as
added by chapter 449 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  4. The department shall develop and periodically revise  a  comprehen-
sive emergency medical and trauma care plan with the advice of the state
emergency medical services council, the state emergency medical advisory
committee  and the state trauma advisory committee, incorporating injury
control programs AND ONGOING QUALITY ASSURANCE MEASURES for  all  compo-
nents of the trauma system involved in trauma care.
  S  2. Section 4210 of the public health law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
  2-A. AUTOPSY REPORTS FOR PATIENTS TREATED AT DESIGNATED TRAUMA CENTERS
FOLLOWING INJURY SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE  IN  A  TIMELY  MANNER  TO  THE
REFERRING  TRAUMA  CENTER.  THIS  INFORMATION  IS REQUIRED BY THE TRAUMA
CENTER IN ORDER TO MEET THE CRITERIA FOR ONGOING PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT
REQUIRED BY THE TRAUMA CENTER VERIFICATION PROCESS. SUCH  REPORTS  SHALL
BE EXEMPT FROM ALL ACTIONS PURSUANT TO THE CIVIL PRACTICE LAW AND RULES.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11157-01-3

S5537A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3066 & 4210, Pub Health L

S5537A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Provides for quality assurance for trauma and emergency care.

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BILL NUMBER:S5537A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
ensuring ongoing quality assurance measures for emergency medical and
trauma care and autopsy reports on deceased persons treated at trauma
centers

PURPOSE: This bill will require agencies that conduct autopsies
following traumatic death (medical examiners, coroners, etc) in New
York State to share their findings with referring state-designated
trauma centers in order to facilitate this quality improvement
process.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends section 3066 of the public health law and
incorporates quality control measures into the items that the NYS
Department of Health shall review in conjunction with the State
Emergency medical Services Council, State Emergency medical Advisory
Committee and State Trauma Advisory Committee.

Section 2 of the bill amends section 4210 of the public health law and
provides that a copy of all autopsy reports conducted at trauma
centers following treatment for traumatic injuries shall be given to
the trauma center for the purposes of patient quality improvement
review and assessment.

Section 3 of the bill provides for the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Trauma centers were developed to assure that the
highest level of care is available to the injured patient. Ongoing
performance improvement and quality assurance is an important
component of the care provided at these specialized centers. Agencies
that verify and designate trauma centers in New York State (American
College of Surgeons - Committee on Trauma, New York State Department
of Health) require that trauma centers evaluate their outcomes on a
regular basis and conduct full reviews of all trauma center deaths.
When deaths do occur, autopsy findings can be critical to
understanding the complete clinical picture.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                 5537--A
    Cal. No. 31

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on  Health in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  reported favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second
  report,  ordered  to  a  third reading, amended and ordered reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  ensuring  ongoing
  quality  assurance  measures for emergency medical and trauma care and
  autopsy reports on deceased persons treated at trauma centers

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 4 of section 3066 of the public health law, as
added by chapter 449 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  4. The department shall develop and periodically revise  a  comprehen-
sive emergency medical and trauma care plan with the advice of the state
emergency medical services council, the state emergency medical advisory
committee  and the state trauma advisory committee, incorporating injury
control programs AND ONGOING QUALITY ASSURANCE MEASURES for  all  compo-
nents of the trauma system involved in trauma care.
  S  2.  The section heading of section 4210 of the public health law is
amended and a new subdivision 2-a is added to read as follows:
  [Cadavers] DECEASED PERSONS; right to dissect.
  2-A. AUTOPSY REPORTS FOR PATIENTS TREATED AT DESIGNATED TRAUMA CENTERS
FOLLOWING INJURY SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE  IN  A  TIMELY  MANNER  TO  THE
REFERRING  TRAUMA  CENTER.  THIS  INFORMATION  IS REQUIRED BY THE TRAUMA
CENTER IN ORDER TO MEET THE CRITERIA FOR ONGOING PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT
REQUIRED BY THE TRAUMA CENTER VERIFICATION PROCESS. SUCH  REPORTS  SHALL
BE EXEMPT FROM ALL ACTIONS PURSUANT TO THE CIVIL PRACTICE LAW AND RULES.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11157-05-4

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