|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to health|
senate Bill S7108
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7108 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7108 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7108 SPONSOR: KAVANAGH TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to the closure of nursing homes PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To strengthen oversight over nursing homes by creating a transparent process when nursing homes are threatened in New York City. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill adds a new Section to the public health law to require the nursing home operator to notify the commissioner of the New York State Department of Health ninety days ahead of an anticipated closure. The notification shall include a proposed plan for closure, subject to the approval of the Commissioner, and describe procedures the operator will take to notify and assess nursing home residents affected by the closure.
S7108 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7108 I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 3, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KAVANAGH -- 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 closure of nursing homes 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. CLOSURE OF NURSING HOMES. 1. IN THE EVENT THAT AN OPERATOR OF A NURSING HOME ELECTS TO CLOSE THE FACILITY, THE FOLLOWING SHALL APPLY: (A) THE OPERATOR SHALL NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT IN WRITING AT LEAST NINE- TY DAYS PRIOR TO THE ANTICIPATED DATE OF CLOSURE OF THE NURSING HOME. (B) THE WRITTEN NOTICE SHALL INCLUDE A PROPOSED PLAN FOR CLOSURE OF THE NURSING HOME. THE PLAN SHALL BE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE COMMIS- SIONER, INCLUDE TIMETABLES FOR ALL STEPS IN THE CLOSURE PROCESS AND DESCRIBE THE PROCEDURES AND ACTIONS THE OPERATOR WILL TAKE TO: (I) NOTIFY RESIDENTS OF THE CLOSURE, INCLUDING PROVISIONS FOR TERMI- NATION OF ADMISSION AGREEMENTS AND INVOLUNTARY DISCHARGE; (II) ASSESS THE NEEDS AND PREFERENCES OF INDIVIDUAL RESIDENTS; (III) ASSIST RESIDENTS IN LOCATING AND TRANSFERRING TO APPROPRIATE ALTERNATIVE SETTINGS; AND (IV) MAINTAIN COMPLIANCE WITH THESE REGULATIONS UNTIL ALL RESIDENTS HAVE RELOCATED. (C) COPIES OF THE WRITTEN NOTICE SHALL BE CONCURRENTLY DELIVERED TO THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND THE PRESIDING OFFICER OF THE LOCAL LEGISLATIVE BODY OF EACH COUNTY, EXCEPT A COUNTY WHOLLY CONTAINED WITHIN A CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE IN WHICH THE NURSING HOME IS LOCATED AND, IN A CITY OF A MILLION OR MORE POPULATION, ALSO TO THE COMMUNITY BOARD IN WHOSE DISTRICT THE NURSING HOME IS LOCATED. (D) IF SUCH OFFICER, LEGISLATIVE BODY OR BOARD HAS CAUSE TO SUSPECT OR BELIEVE THAT AN OPERATOR OF A NURSING HOME IS ELECTING TO CLOSE A FACIL- ITY FOR REASONS OTHER THAN THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE RESIDENTS, SUCH OFFICER, LEGISLATIVE BODY OR BOARD MAY:
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