senate Bill S8185A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 committed to rules
Jun 05, 2018 advanced to third reading
Jun 04, 2018 2nd report cal.
amended (t) 8185a
May 31, 2018 1st report cal.1502
Apr 16, 2018 referred to health

Votes

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May 31, 2018 - Health committee Vote

S8185
16
0
committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S8185 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10671
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2827, Pub Health L

S8185 (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.

S8185 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8185 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8185

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 16, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FUNKE  -- 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 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

S8185A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10671
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2827, Pub Health L

S8185A (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.

S8185A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8185A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8185--A
    Cal. No. 1502

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 16, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. FUNKE, ROBACH, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Health
  --  reported  favorably  from said committee, ordered to first report,
  amended on first report,  ordered  to  a  second  report  and  ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report

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-

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