senate Bill S7676

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Identification of caregivers

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May 28, 2014 referred to health

S7676 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9816
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 29-CCCC §§2994-hh - 2994-mm, Pub Health L

S7676 - Summary

Relates to the identification of caregivers; creates the CARE Act.

S7676 - Sponsor Memo

S7676 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7676

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 28, 2014
                               ___________

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 identification  of
  caregivers

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

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  article
29-CCCC to read as follows:
                             ARTICLE 29-CCCC
           CARE ACT (CAREGIVER ADVISE, RECORD AND ENABLE ACT)
SECTION 2994-HH. SHORT TITLE.
        2994-II. DEFINITIONS.
        2994-JJ. CAREGIVER, OPPORTUNITY TO IDENTIFY.
        2994-KK. NOTICE TO IDENTIFIED CAREGIVER.
        2994-LL. INSTRUCTION TO IDENTIFIED CAREGIVER.
        2994-MM. EFFECT ON OTHER RIGHTS.
  S  2994-HH. SHORT TITLE.  THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED
AS THE "CARE ACT".
  S 2994-II. DEFINITIONS.   WHEN USED IN  THIS  ARTICLE,  THE  FOLLOWING
WORDS  OR PHRASES SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: 1. "HOSPITAL" SHALL
MEAN ANY "HOSPITAL" AS DEFINED IN SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT  HUNDRED  ONE  OF
THIS CHAPTER.
  2. "AFTER-CARE" SHALL MEAN ANY ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY A CAREGIVER TO A
PATIENT  UNDER  THIS ARTICLE AFTER THE PATIENT'S DISCHARGE FROM A HOSPI-
TAL. SUCH ASSISTANCE SHALL INCLUDE, BUT IS  NOT  LIMITED  TO,  ASSISTING
WITH BASIC ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING (ADLS), INSTRUMENTAL ACTIVITIES OF
DAILY  LIVING  (IADLS)  OR  CARRYING  OUT MEDICAL/NURSING TASKS, SUCH AS
MANAGING WOUND CARE, ASSISTING IN ADMINISTERING MEDICATIONS, AND OPERAT-
ING MEDICAL EQUIPMENT.
  3. "CAREGIVER" SHALL MEAN ANY INDIVIDUAL DULY IDENTIFIED AS A CAREGIV-
ER BY A PATIENT UNDER THIS ARTICLE WHO PROVIDES AFTER-CARE ASSISTANCE TO
A PATIENT LIVING IN HIS OR HER RESIDENCE. AN IDENTIFIED CAREGIVER  SHALL
INCLUDE, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, A RELATIVE, PARTNER, FRIEND, OR NEIGHBOR
WHO HAS A SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PATIENT.

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

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