|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 20, 2016||referred to health|
senate Bill S7883
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
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S7883 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7883 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7883 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public health law, in relation to the establishment of a registry system for medical orders for life-sustaining treatment (MOLST) PURPOSE : To support the long-term sustainability of the Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) program by expressly referencing the MOLST program in statute, creating an e-MOLST registry, and provide for mandatory submission to the registry in order to accelerate the digital transformation of the MOLST program. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 amends Section 2994-dd of the Public Health Law to expressly reference and define the MOLST program in statute. Section 2 amends the Public Health Law to direct the Department of Health, or a designee of the Department of Health, to establish and maintain an electronic system for collecting, maintaining, and transmitting MOLST forms, to be known as the "New York State e-MOLST Registry".
S7883 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7883 I N S E N A T E May 20, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FUNKE -- 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 the establishment of a registry system for medical orders for life-sustaining treatment (MOLST) THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2994-dd of the public health law is amended by adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows: 7. MEDICAL ORDERS FOR LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT (MOLST) MEANS MEDICAL ORDERS TO PROVIDE, WITHHOLD OR WITHDRAW LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT. THE MOLST FORM IS THE ALTERNATIVE FORM AUTHORIZED BY THE COMMISSIONER UNDER SUBDIVISION FIVE OF THIS SECTION. THE MOLST FORM AND GUIDANCE AND CHECK- LISTS FOR USING THE MOLST FORM FOR ANY PATIENT IN ANY SETTING SHALL BE POSTED ON THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE. S 2. Section 2994-dd of the public health law is amended by adding four new subdivisions 8, 9, 10 and 11 to read as follows: 8. ESTABLISHMENT OF SYSTEM. (A) THE DEPARTMENT OR THE DEPARTMENT'S DESIGNEE SHALL, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN AN ELECTRONIC SYSTEM FOR COLLECTING, MAINTAINING, AND TRANSMITTING MOLST FORMS AUTHORIZED UNDER SUBDIVISION SIX OF THIS SECTION, TO BE KNOWN AS THE NEW YORK STATE EMOLST REGISTRY. (B) THE REGISTRY SHALL BE DESIGNED TO ACCEPT PHYSICIAN ORDER FORM DOH-5003 MOLST AND THE ELECTRONIC VERSION OF DOH-5003 MOLST ("EMOLST") COMPLETED BY A LICENSED PHYSICIAN. (C) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT SUCH PROTOCOLS AS ARE REASONABLY NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT INFORMATION TRANSMITTED AND CONTAINED IN THE REGISTRY IS MAINTAINED IN A SECURE AND CONFIDENTIAL MANNER AND IS ACCESSIBLE ONLY BY USERS DESIGNATED BY THE DEPARTMENT AND AVAILABLE IN AN EMERGENCY. SUCH PROTOCOLS SHALL INCLUDE A MECHANISM TO MONITOR AND RECORD ACCESS TO THE REGISTRY. 9. DUTY TO SUBMIT TO REGISTRY. ANY HEALTH CARE PROVIDER WHO COMPLETES AND SIGNS A MEDICAL ORDER FORM DOH-5003 MOLST OR THE ELECTRONIC VERSION OF DOH-5003 MOLST ("EMOLST") SHALL SUBMIT A COPY OF THE COMPLETED MOLST EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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