assembly Bill A1532

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enacts the "safe staffing for quality care act"

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to codes
Jan 24, 2017 reported referred to codes
Jan 12, 2017 referred to health

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A1532 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3330
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Pub Health L, generally
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A8580A, S782
2013-2014: S3691A
2011-2012: S4553
2009-2010: S7974

A1532 - 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.

A1532 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1532

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. GUNTHER, GOTTFRIED, ROSENTHAL, BRINDISI, BRONSON,
  COLTON,  BENEDETTO,  JAFFEE, MAGNARELLI, M. G. MILLER, WEPRIN, RIVERA,
  RYAN, SKARTADOS, SEPULVEDA, AUBRY, OTIS, SKOUFIS, STECK, MAYER, SANTA-
  BARBARA, ZEBROWSKI, MOSLEY, ORTIZ, TITUS, ABINANTI, BARRON, SEAWRIGHT,
  WALKER,  BICHOTTE,  RICHARDSON,  HYNDMAN,  PEOPLES-STOKES,   PICHARDO,
  JOYNER,  JEAN-PIERRE,  LENTOL,  ROZIC, HARRIS, KIM, HEVESI, O'DONNELL,
  DILAN, DAVILA, HUNTER, BLAKE, KAVANAGH, WILLIAMS, BRABENEC,  MONTESANO
  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  -- M. of A. ABBATE, ARROYO, BUCHWALD, BUTLER,
  CAHILL, COOK, CRESPO, CUSICK, CYMBROWITZ, DenDEKKER, DINOWITZ,  ENGLE-
  BRIGHT,  FAHY,  FARRELL,  GALEF,  GLICK,  GRAF,  HOOPER, JENNE, JOHNS,
  KEARNS,  LIFTON,  LUPARDO,  LUPINACCI,  MAGEE,  McDONOUGH,   McKEVITT,
  PAULIN,  PERRY, PRETLOW, RA, RAMOS, SALADINO, SIMON, SIMOTAS, SOLAGES,
  THIELE, TITONE, WOERNER -- read once and referred 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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02902-03-7

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