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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S831
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S831 - Details
S831 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S831 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to integrated pest management requirements for hospitals PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: The bill establishes requirements for integrated pest management plans for hospitals and requirements for notification of hospital occupants about pesticide applications. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill adds new Public Health Law § 2803-t to establish requirements for hospitals to adopt integrated pest management (IPM) plans, which must be evaluated annually and updated at least every three years. The bill also requires that all pesticide applications be conducted by certified commercial pesticide applicators. Hospitals would be responsible for prominently posting information in advance about each pesticide application, which must remain posted for at least 48 hours. If hospitals apply pesticides to grounds, turf or trees, visual notification markers must be posted around the treated area. JUSTIFICATION:
S831 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 831 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- 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 integrated pest management requirements for hospitals 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 section 2803-t to read as follows: S 2803-T. INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR HOSPITALS. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS ARE DEFINED: (A) "INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT" MEANS A DECISION-MAKING PROCESS FOR PEST CONTROL THAT UTILIZES REGULAR MONITORING TO DETERMINE IF AND WHEN CONTROLS ARE NEEDED; EMPLOYS PHYSICAL, MECHANICAL, CULTURAL, BIOLOGICAL AND EDUCATIONAL TACTICS TO CONTROL CONDITIONS THAT PROMOTE PEST INFESTA- TIONS AND TO KEEP PEST POPULATIONS AT TOLERABLE DAMAGE OR ANNOYANCE LEVELS; AND ONLY AS A LAST RESORT, UTILIZES LEAST-TOXIC PESTICIDE CONTROLS. THE OVERALL GOALS OF INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT ARE TO ELIMI- NATE THE UNNECESSARY USE OF PESTICIDES AND REDUCE THE USE OF ALL PESTI- CIDES. (B) "FACILITIES" MEANS HOSPITAL BUILDINGS, LAND AND OTHER APPURTENANC- ES. 2. TO ENSURE THAT HOSPITALS ARE SAFE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS FOR PATIENTS, VISITORS AND HOSPITAL STAFF MEMBERS, CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS SHALL BE PLACED ON PESTICIDE USE IN HOSPITAL FACILITIES. (A) EACH HOSPITAL SHALL HAVE A PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR ALL PEST CONTROL ACTIVITIES. SUCH PLAN SHALL UTILIZE INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES TO MANAGE AND CONTROL PESTS AND PROBLEMS. EACH INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN SHALL INCLUDE A PROVISION FOR PUBLIC ACCESS TO ALL INFORMATION ABOUT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLAN. HOSPITALS MAY ESTAB- LISH ADVISORY COMMITTEES TO ASSIST IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTEGRATED PEST EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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