senate Bill S3330

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enacts the "safe staffing for quality care act"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Health Committee


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
Jan 20, 2017 referred to health

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S3330 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1532
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Pub Health L, generally
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S782, A8580A
2013-2014: S3691A
2011-2012: S4553
2009-2010: S7974

S3330 - 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.

S3330 - Sponsor Memo

S3330 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3330

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 20, 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 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.
                                                           LBD02902-03-7

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