senate Bill S5818

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to a statewide plan for evacuation and disaster and emergency preparedness plans at nursing homes and assisted living facilities

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Jun 21, 2013 recommitted to rules
ordered to third reading cal.1622
Jun 17, 2013 referred to rules

Votes

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Jun 21, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S5818
22
0
committee
22
Aye
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Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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S5818 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7402
Law Section:
Health, Commissioner of

S5818 - Summary

Relates to the formulation and implementation of a statewide plan for evacuation and disaster and emergency preparedness plans at nursing homes and assisted living facilities; requires inspections of such facilities to ensure compliance with the state-wide plan and requires the emergency management office of the department of homeland security and emergency services to prepare a report including recommendations and guidelines relative to the existence, placement and maintenance of emergency power equipment in such facilities.

S5818 - Sponsor Memo

S5818 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5818

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT in relation to the formulation and implementation of a  statewide
  plan  for  evacuation and disaster and emergency preparedness plans at
  nursing homes and assisted living facilities, requiring inspections of
  such facilities to ensure compliance  with  the  state-wide  plan  and
  requiring  the  department  of  health  to  prepare a report including
  recommendations and guidelines relative to the  existence,  placement,
  and  maintenance  of  emergency power equipment in hospitals and other
  facilities licensed under article 28 of the public health law

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

  Section  1.  Within  one  year  of  the effective date of this act the
department of health, in consultation with the office for the aging  and
the  emergency  management office of the department of homeland security
and emergency services shall conduct a comprehensive review of recommen-
dations made in the following reports:  the  Department  of  Health  and
Human  Services,  "Supplemental  Information  Regarding  the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Health
Care Facilities" (OEI-06-09-00271) (April 13, 2012); the  Department  of
Health and Human Services report "Gaps Continue to Exist in Nursing Home
Emergency  Preparedness and Response During Disasters" (OEI-06-09-00270)
(March 2012); Manhattan Borough President Scott M.    Stringer's  Report
"No  Way  Out:  An Analysis of the New York State Department of Health's
Role in Preparing Nursing Homes For Emergencies"  (December  2006);  and
the  Assembly  Committee  on  Corporations, Authorities and Commission's
"Final Report on New York City Emergency Response and  Evacuation  Plans
in the Event of a Weather-Related Emergency" (March 23, 2006). Upon such
review,  such agencies may request any additional supporting information
or input from stakeholders, facility residents, advocacy groups, facili-
ty operators, and any  government  or  public  entity  deemed  relevant,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11015-02-3

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