|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 28, 2014||referred to health|
senate Bill S7676
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
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S7676 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Public Health Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 29-CCCC §§2994-hh - 2994-mm, Pub Health L
S7676 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7676 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to identification of caregivers PURPOSE: This bill would require a general hospital as defined in § 2801(10) of the public health law to allow a patient an opportunity to designate, upon entry to a hospital, a caregiver in the patient's medical record; to require a hospital to notify and offer to meet with the designated caregiver to discuss the patient's plan of care prior to the patient's discharge or transfer to another facility; to require a hospital to offer to adequately train the designated caregiver in certain after-care tasks upon a patient's discharge to his or her current residence. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new section 29-CCCC to the public health law and sets forth definitions. Section 2 sets forth the effective date. JUSTIFICATION:
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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