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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016||referred to health|
|Jan 07, 2015||referred to health|
senate Bill S782
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S782 (ACTIVE) - Details
S782 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Enacts the "safe staffing for quality care act" to require acute care facilities and nursing homes to implement certain direct-care nurse to patient ratios in all nursing units; sets minimum staffing requirements; requires every such facility to submit a documented staffing plan to the department on an annual basis and upon application for an operating certificate; requires acute care facilities to maintain staffing records during all shifts… (view more) authorizes nurses to refuse work assignments if the assignment exceeds the nurse's abilities or if minimum staffing is not present; requires public access to documented staffing plans; imposes civil penalties for violations of such provisions; establishes private right of action for nurses discriminated against for refusing any illegal work assignment.
S782 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S782 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to enacting the "safe staffing for quality care act" PURPOSE: To require all acute care facilities and nursing homes to meet standards for appropriate staffing ratios of nursing and unlicensed direct care staff SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 is the short title. Section 2 amends Public Health Law § 2805 to require that application for operating certificates for a hospital include a direct care staffing plan. Section 3 adds nine new sections, 2827 through 2535, which require hospitals to maintain and comply with a staffing plan; establish the Acute Care facility Council to be appointed by the Commissioner of Health, enumerate the elements of a satisfactory staffing, plan; set forth minimum nurse to patient ratios; require clinical competency:
S782 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 782 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 7, 2015 ___________ 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 enacting the "safe staffing for quality care act" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "safe staffing for quality care act". S 2. Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision 2 of section 2805 of the public health law, paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 923 of the laws of 1973 and paragraph (b) as added by chapter 795 of the laws of 1965, are amended to read as follows: (a) Application for an operating certificate for a hospital shall be made upon forms prescribed by the department. The application shall [contain] INCLUDE the name of the hospital, the kind or kinds of hospi- tal service to be provided, the location and physical description of the institution, A DOCUMENTED STAFFING PLAN, AS DEFINED IN SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHT OF THIS ARTICLE, and such other infor- mation as the department may require. (b) An operating certificate shall not be issued by the department unless it finds that the premises, equipment, personnel, DOCUMENTED STAFFING PLAN, rules and by-laws, standards of medical care, and hospi- tal service are fit and adequate and that the hospital will be operated in the manner required by this article and rules and regulations there- under. S 3. The public health law is amended by adding nine new sections 2827, 2828, 2829, 2830, 2831, 2832, 2833, 2834 and 2835 to read as follows: S 2827. POLICY AND PURPOSE. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS AND DECLARES ALL OF THE FOLLOWING: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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