senate Bill S7024

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires dialysis center disaster preparedness plans

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Apr 16, 2014 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

S7024 - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd 23-b, Exec L

S7024 - Summary

Requires dialysis center disaster preparedness plans; requires access to generators by nursing homes, assisted living facilities and dialysis centers.

S7024 - Sponsor Memo

S7024 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 16, 2014

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to dialysis center disas-
  ter preparedness plans


  Section  1. Section 23-b of the executive law, as added by chapter 589
of the laws of 2008 and subdivision 4 as added by  chapter  115  of  the
laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  S  23-b.  Nursing  home  [and], assisted living facility, AND DIALYSIS
CENTER plans. 1. After consultation with the commissioner of health, the
director of the office for the aging, and  the  director  of  the  state
office  of  homeland  security, the commission shall establish standards
for  nursing  homes,  adult  homes,  enriched  housing  programs  [and],
assisted  living  residences  AND  DIALYSIS  CENTERS  regarding disaster
  2. Each such facility shall be assisted  in  the  establishment  of  a
disaster  preparedness  plan. The plan shall include, but not be limited
to, the following:
  (a) Maintaining a supply of food,  water  and  to  the  extent  deemed
necessary and feasible in the reasonable judgment of the operator of the
facility,  medication  in reserve in the event that obtaining such items
should become difficult or impossible.
  (b) [In the reasonable judgment of the  facility,  having  access  to]
REQUIRING  a  generator  or  generators  sufficient to supply electrical
power to the facility.
  (c) Establishing an evacuation plan for residents OR PATIENTS  includ-
ing an alternative site suitable for temporary use.
  (d) Establishing staffing plans during a disaster.
  3.  Such plans shall be made available to the county emergency manage-
ment office.
  4. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to modify or  override  any
requirements  in  regulations  duly promulgated by a state agency, or to

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


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