senate Bill S831

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes integrated pest management requirements for hospitals

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S831 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5651
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2803-t, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5575, A4352
2009-2010: A1594

S831 - Summary

Establishes integrated pest management requirements for hospitals including a requirement that all hospitals have pest management plans for pest control activities; makes related provisions.

S831 - Sponsor Memo

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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