senate Bill S7029

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires emergency department personnel to conduct physical checks of patients awaiting emergency treatment every fifteen minutes

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Apr 21, 2014 referred to health

S7029 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2827, Pub Health L

S7029 - Summary

Requires emergency department personnel to conduct physical checks of patients awaiting emergency treatment every fifteen minutes.

S7029 - Sponsor Memo

S7029 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7029

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 21, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LATIMER -- 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 emergen-
  cy department personnel to conduct physical checks of patients  await-
  ing emergency treatment every fifteen minutes

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "New  York
state patient protection act".
  S  2. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2827 to
read as follows:
  S 2827. PATIENTS WAITING FOR EMERGENCY TREATMENT. EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
PERSONNEL, INCLUDING NURSES, SECURITY, OR OTHER TRAINED HOSPITAL PERSON-
NEL, SHALL CONDUCT PHYSICAL CHECKS ON THE HEALTH  AND  WELLNESS  OF  ALL
PATIENTS  WHO  ARE  AWAITING  EMERGENCY TREATMENT AT LEAST EVERY FIFTEEN
MINUTES.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14757-01-4

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