assembly Bill A10671A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to persons designated by a general hospital to identify infectious disease processes

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 23, 2018 print number 10671a
May 23, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to health
May 10, 2018 referred to health

Co-Sponsors

A10671 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8185
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2827, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A3705, S5186

A10671 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to persons designated by a general hospital to identify infectious disease processes, conduct surveillance and epidemiologic investigations, and develop plans to prevent and control the transmission of infectious agents within general hospitals.

A10671 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  10671

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the employment  of
  persons  to function as infection preventionists in certain healthcare
  facilities

  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
2827 to read as follows:
  § 2827. INFECTION PREVENTIONISTS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,
THE TERMS:
  (A) "INFECTION PREVENTIONIST" SHALL MEAN  A  PERSON  DESIGNATED  BY  A
HEALTHCARE  FACILITY  TO  IDENTIFY INFECTIOUS DISEASE PROCESSES, CONDUCT
SURVEILLANCE AND EPIDEMIOLOGIC  INVESTIGATIONS,  AND  DEVELOP  PLANS  TO
PREVENT AND CONTROL THE TRANSMISSION OF INFECTIOUS AGENTS WITHIN HEALTH-
CARE FACILITIES.
  (B)  "HEALTHCARE FACILITY" SHALL MEAN A GENERAL HOSPITAL AS DEFINED BY
SUBDIVISION TEN OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE.
  (C) "HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL" SHALL MEAN A PERSON LICENSED  OR  CERTI-
FIED PURSUANT TO TITLE EIGHT OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
  2.  A  PERSON  SHALL  NOT  FUNCTION AS AN INFECTION PREVENTIONIST IN A
HEALTHCARE FACILITY AND A HEALTHCARE FACILITY SHALL NOT EMPLOY OR OTHER-
WISE CONTRACT FOR THE SERVICES OF AN INFECTION PREVENTIONIST UNLESS SUCH
PERSON MEETS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
  (A) (I) HAS SUCCESSFULLY PASSED AN EXAM FROM A  NATIONALLY  ACCREDITED
INFECTION  PREVENTION  AND EPIDEMIOLOGY ACCREDITING ORGANIZATION SUCH AS
THE CERTIFICATION BOARD OF INFECTION CONTROL AND EPIDEMIOLOGY, INC.; AND
(II) HOLDS AND  MAINTAINS  CERTIFICATION  IN  INFECTION  PREVENTION  AND
CONTROL (CIC); OR
  (B)  PROVIDES  EVIDENCE  THAT  SUCH  PERSON  WAS EMPLOYED OR OTHERWISE
CONTRACTED FOR THE SERVICES AS AN INFECTION PREVENTIONIST IN  A  HEALTH-
CARE FACILITY FOR A CUMULATIVE PERIOD OF ONE YEAR, OCCURRING WITHIN FOUR
YEARS IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION. IN FURTH-
ERANCE  OF  THIS  PARAGRAPH, ANY CONTRACTOR OR EMPLOYER OF PERSONS FUNC-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

A10671A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8185
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2827, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A3705, S5186

A10671A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to persons designated by a general hospital to identify infectious disease processes, conduct surveillance and epidemiologic investigations, and develop plans to prevent and control the transmission of infectious agents within general hospitals.

A10671A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                10671--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. GUNTHER, WOERNER -- read once and referred to the
  Committee  on  Health  --  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the employment  of
  persons  to  function  as  infection preventionists in certain general
  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
2827 to read as follows:
  § 2827. INFECTION PREVENTIONISTS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,
THE TERMS:
  (A) "INFECTION PREVENTIONIST" SHALL MEAN  A  PERSON  DESIGNATED  BY  A
GENERAL  HOSPITAL  TO  IDENTIFY  INFECTIOUS  DISEASE  PROCESSES, CONDUCT
SURVEILLANCE AND EPIDEMIOLOGIC  INVESTIGATIONS,  AND  DEVELOP  PLANS  TO
PREVENT AND CONTROL THE TRANSMISSION OF INFECTIOUS AGENTS WITHIN GENERAL
HOSPITALS.
  (B)  "HEALTHCARE  PROFESSIONAL" SHALL MEAN A PERSON LICENSED OR CERTI-
FIED PURSUANT TO TITLE EIGHT OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
  2. A PERSON SHALL NOT FUNCTION AS  AN  INFECTION  PREVENTIONIST  IN  A
GENERAL  HOSPITAL  AND  A GENERAL HOSPITAL SHALL NOT EMPLOY OR OTHERWISE
CONTRACT FOR THE SERVICES OF  AN  INFECTION  PREVENTIONIST  UNLESS  SUCH
PERSON MEETS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
  (A)  (I)  HAS SUCCESSFULLY PASSED AN EXAM FROM A NATIONALLY ACCREDITED
INFECTION PREVENTION AND EPIDEMIOLOGY ACCREDITING ORGANIZATION  SUCH  AS
THE CERTIFICATION BOARD OF INFECTION CONTROL AND EPIDEMIOLOGY, INC.; AND
(II)  HOLDS  AND  MAINTAINS  CERTIFICATION  IN  INFECTION PREVENTION AND
CONTROL (CIC); OR
  (B) PROVIDES EVIDENCE THAT  SUCH  PERSON  WAS  EMPLOYED  OR  OTHERWISE
CONTRACTED  FOR  THE SERVICES AS AN INFECTION PREVENTIONIST IN A GENERAL
HOSPITAL FOR A CUMULATIVE PERIOD OF  ONE  YEAR,  OCCURRING  WITHIN  FOUR
YEARS IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION. IN FURTH-
ERANCE  OF  THIS  PARAGRAPH, ANY CONTRACTOR OR EMPLOYER OF PERSONS FUNC-
TIONING AS AN INFECTION PREVENTIONIST ON  THE  EFFECTIVE  DATE  OF  THIS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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