senate Bill S2271

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires health care facilities to respect each patient's religious beliefs with regard to the provision of health care

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2018 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 05, 2018 advanced to third reading
Jun 04, 2018 2nd report cal.
May 31, 2018 1st report cal.1485
Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 13, 2017 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 08, 2017 advanced to third reading
May 03, 2017 2nd report cal.
May 02, 2017 1st report cal.716
Jan 12, 2017 referred to health

Votes

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May 31, 2018 - Health committee Vote

S2271
16
0
committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 2, 2017 - Health committee Vote

S2271
16
0
committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S2271 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2803 & 2803-c, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5811
2015-2016: S1054

S2271 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires health care facilities to respect each patient's religious beliefs with regard to the provision of health care.

S2271 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2271 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2271

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2017
                               ___________

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  requiring  health
  care  facilities  to  respect  each  patient's  religious beliefs with
  regard to the provision of care

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.    Paragraph  (g)  of subdivision 1 of section 2803 of the
public health law, as added by chapter 2 of the laws of 1988, is amended
to read as follows:
  (g) The commissioner shall require that every general  hospital  adopt
and  make  public  an identical statement of the rights and responsibil-
ities of patients, including a patient complaint  and  quality  of  care
review  process,  a  right  to  an appropriate patient discharge plan, A
RIGHT TO INDEPENDENT PERSONAL  DECISIONS  PURSUANT  TO  PARAGRAPH  A  OF
SUBDIVISION  THREE OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED THREE-C OF THIS ARTI-
CLE and, for patients other than beneficiaries of  title  XVIII  of  the
federal social security act (medicare), a right to a discharge review in
accordance  with  section  twenty-eight hundred three-i of this article.
The form and content of such statement shall be determined in accordance
with rules and regulations adopted by the council and  approved  by  the
commissioner.  A patient who requires continuing health care services in
accordance  with  such  patient's  discharge  plan may not be discharged
until such services are secured or determined  by  the  hospital  to  be
reasonably  available to the patient. Each general hospital shall give a
copy of the statement to each patient, or the appointed personal  repre-
sentative  of  the  patient  at or prior to the time of admission to the
general hospital, as long as  the  patient  or  the  appointed  personal
representative of the patient receives such notice no earlier than four-
teen  days  before admission. Such statement shall also be conspicuously
posted by the hospital and shall be a part of  the  patient's  admission

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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