|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S615
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S615 - Details
S615 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S615 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring hospitals to establish and utilize procedural medical checklists for the provision of all intensive care unit medical procedures PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill will improve patient health and reduce system-wide health care costs by requiring the use of a proven patient safety checklist in intensive care unit (ICU) medical procedures. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Bill § 1 adds a new subdivision 11 to § 2803 of the Public Health Law, providing that the Commissioner of Health shall by role or regulation require every hospital to establish, utilize and complete a checklist for each ICU medical procedure occurring at such hospital. Such checklists shall be designed and used for the purposes of reducing infections and related illnesses, improving the health and safety of patients, and ensuring that the necessary equipment, supplies, facilities and personnel axe available fox the conduct of the ICU procedure. The rules and regulations shall be promulgated within 180 days of the subdivision's effective date.
S615 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 615 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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 hospi- tals to establish and utilize procedural medical checklists for the provision of all intensive care unit medical procedures THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2803 of the public health law is amended by adding a new subdivision 11 to read as follows: 11. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL BY RULE OR REGULATION REQUIRE EVERY HOSPI- TAL TO ESTABLISH, UTILIZE AND COMPLETE A CHECKLIST FOR EACH INTENSIVE CARE UNIT MEDICAL PROCEDURE PERFORMED OR OCCURRING AT SUCH HOSPITAL. SUCH CHECKLISTS SHALL BE DESIGNED AND USED FOR THE PURPOSES OF REDUCING INFECTIONS AND RELATED ILLNESSES, IMPROVING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PATIENTS, AND ENSURING THAT THE NECESSARY EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES, FACILI- TIES AND PERSONNEL ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE INTENSIVE CARE MEDICAL PROCEDURE. ALL SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL BE PROMULGATED AND IMPLEMENTED WITHIN ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01541-01-3
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