senate Bill S8774B

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to hospital standing orders for the care of newborns

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A9950 - Signed by Governor


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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 07, 2018 signed chap.366
Nov 26, 2018 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2018 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1508
substituted for s8774b
Jun 18, 2018 substituted by a9950b
Jun 11, 2018 amended on third reading 8774b
Jun 05, 2018 advanced to third reading
Jun 04, 2018 2nd report cal.
amended (t) 8774a
May 31, 2018 1st report cal.1508
May 15, 2018 referred to health

S8774 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9950
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2803-v, Pub Health L; amd §6909, Ed L

S8774 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes hospitals to establish standing orders for the care of newborns in the hospital until the discharge of the newborn from the hospital following the birth, which may authorize an attending nurse to provide services and care to healthy newborns.

S8774 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8774 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8774

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2018
                               ___________

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 hospital  standing
  orders for the care of newborns

  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
2803-v to read as follows:
  § 2803-V. STANDING ORDERS FOR NEWBORN CARE IN A HOSPITAL.  1. A HOSPI-
TAL MAY ESTABLISH STANDING ORDERS FOR THE CARE OF NEWBORNS IN THE HOSPI-
TAL  UNTIL  THE DISCHARGE OF THE NEWBORN FROM THE HOSPITAL FOLLOWING THE
BIRTH, WHICH MAY AUTHORIZE AN ATTENDING NURSE TO  PROVIDE  SERVICES  AND
CARE TO HEALTHY NEWBORNS.
  2. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, UNLESS THE CONTEXT CLEARLY REQUIRES OTHER-
WISE:
  (A) "HOSPITAL" MEANS A HOSPITAL THAT ROUTINELY PROVIDES PERINATAL CARE
TO NEWBORNS.
  (B)  "ATTENDING PRACTITIONER" MEANS THE PHYSICIAN, NURSE PRACTITIONER,
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT OR MIDWIFE, ACTING WITHIN HIS OR  HER  LAWFUL  SCOPE
AND  TERMS  OF  PRACTICE,  ATTENDING  THE  BIRTH  OR POSTNATAL CARE OF A
NEWBORN IN A HOSPITAL.
  (C) "ATTENDING NURSE" MEANS A REGISTERED NURSE ATTENDING THE POSTNATAL
CARE OF A NEWBORN, ACTING WITHIN HIS OR HER LAWFUL SCOPE OF PRACTICE.
  (D) "STANDING ORDER" MEANS A NON-PATIENT SPECIFIC ORDER FOR  THE  CARE
OF HEALTHY NEWBORNS IN THE HOSPITAL, ESTABLISHED UNDER THIS SECTION.
  3. A STANDING ORDER MAY BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE CASE OF ANY NEWBORN WHEN
(A)  DIRECTED  BY THE ATTENDING PRACTITIONER, OR (B) IN THE ABSENCE OF A
SPECIFIC DIRECTION BY THE ATTENDING PRACTITIONER,  THE  ATTENDING  NURSE
DETERMINES,  IN  HIS OR HER PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT, THAT IMPLEMENTING THE
STANDING ORDER FOR THE NEWBORN IS CLINICALLY APPROPRIATE AND  CONSISTENT
WITH THE STANDING ORDER, HOSPITAL'S POLICIES AND APPLICABLE REGULATIONS.
THE  STANDING  ORDER  SHALL  NOT  BE IMPLEMENTED IN A SPECIFIC SITUATION
WHERE THE HOSPITAL'S POLICIES, THE STANDING ORDER, OR  APPLICABLE  REGU-
LATIONS PROVIDE OTHERWISE.

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

S8774A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9950
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2803-v, Pub Health L; amd §6909, Ed L

S8774A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes hospitals to establish standing orders for the care of newborns in the hospital until the discharge of the newborn from the hospital following the birth, which may authorize an attending nurse to provide services and care to healthy newborns.

S8774A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8774A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8774--A
    Cal. No. 1508

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health -- reported favora-
  bly 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 and the education law, in relation
  to hospital standing orders for the care of newborns

  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
2803-v to read as follows:
  § 2803-V. STANDING ORDERS FOR NEWBORN CARE IN A HOSPITAL.  1. A HOSPI-
TAL MAY ESTABLISH STANDING ORDERS FOR THE CARE OF NEWBORNS IN THE HOSPI-
TAL UNTIL THE DISCHARGE OF THE NEWBORN FROM THE HOSPITAL  FOLLOWING  THE
BIRTH,  WHICH  MAY  AUTHORIZE AN ATTENDING NURSE TO PROVIDE SERVICES AND
CARE TO HEALTHY NEWBORNS.
  2. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, UNLESS THE CONTEXT CLEARLY REQUIRES OTHER-
WISE:
  (A) "HOSPITAL" MEANS A HOSPITAL THAT ROUTINELY PROVIDES PERINATAL CARE
TO NEWBORNS.
  (B) "ATTENDING PRACTITIONER" MEANS THE PHYSICIAN, NURSE  PRACTITIONER,
PHYSICIAN  ASSISTANT  OR  MIDWIFE, ACTING WITHIN HIS OR HER LAWFUL SCOPE
AND TERMS OF PRACTICE, ATTENDING  THE  BIRTH  OR  POSTNATAL  CARE  OF  A
NEWBORN IN A HOSPITAL.
  (C) "ATTENDING NURSE" MEANS A REGISTERED NURSE ATTENDING THE POSTNATAL
CARE OF A NEWBORN, ACTING WITHIN HIS OR HER LAWFUL SCOPE OF PRACTICE.
  (D)  "STANDING  ORDER" MEANS A NON-PATIENT SPECIFIC ORDER FOR THE CARE
OF HEALTHY NEWBORNS IN THE HOSPITAL, ESTABLISHED UNDER THIS SECTION.
  3. A STANDING ORDER MAY BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE CASE OF ANY NEWBORN WHEN
(A) DIRECTED BY THE ATTENDING PRACTITIONER, OR (B) IN THE ABSENCE  OF  A
SPECIFIC  DIRECTION  BY  THE ATTENDING PRACTITIONER, THE ATTENDING NURSE
DETERMINES, IN HIS OR HER PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT, THAT  IMPLEMENTING  THE
STANDING  ORDER FOR THE NEWBORN IS CLINICALLY APPROPRIATE AND CONSISTENT
WITH THE STANDING ORDER, THE HOSPITAL'S POLICIES  AND  APPLICABLE  REGU-

Co-Sponsors

S8774B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9950
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2803-v, Pub Health L; amd §6909, Ed L

S8774B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes hospitals to establish standing orders for the care of newborns in the hospital until the discharge of the newborn from the hospital following the birth, which may authorize an attending nurse to provide services and care to healthy newborns.

S8774B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8774B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8774--B
    Cal. No. 1508

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health -- reported favora-
  bly 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 -- ordered to a third reading,
  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
  third reading

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the education law, in relation
  to hospital standing orders for the care of newborns

  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
2803-v to read as follows:
  § 2803-V. STANDING ORDERS FOR NEWBORN CARE IN A HOSPITAL.  1. A HOSPI-
TAL MAY ESTABLISH STANDING ORDERS FOR THE CARE OF NEWBORNS IN THE HOSPI-
TAL  UNTIL  THE DISCHARGE OF THE NEWBORN FROM THE HOSPITAL FOLLOWING THE
BIRTH, WHICH MAY AUTHORIZE AN ATTENDING NURSE TO  PROVIDE  SERVICES  AND
CARE TO HEALTHY NEWBORNS.
  2. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, UNLESS THE CONTEXT CLEARLY REQUIRES OTHER-
WISE:
  (A) "HOSPITAL" MEANS A HOSPITAL THAT ROUTINELY PROVIDES PERINATAL CARE
TO NEWBORNS.
  (B)  "ATTENDING PRACTITIONER" MEANS THE PHYSICIAN, NURSE PRACTITIONER,
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT OR MIDWIFE, ACTING WITHIN HIS OR  HER  LAWFUL  SCOPE
AND  TERMS  OF  PRACTICE,  ATTENDING  THE  BIRTH  OR POSTNATAL CARE OF A
NEWBORN IN A HOSPITAL.
  (C) "ATTENDING NURSE" MEANS A REGISTERED NURSE ATTENDING THE POSTNATAL
CARE OF A NEWBORN, ACTING WITHIN HIS OR HER LAWFUL SCOPE OF PRACTICE.
  (D) "STANDING ORDER" MEANS A NON-PATIENT SPECIFIC ORDER FOR  THE  CARE
OF HEALTHY NEWBORNS IN THE HOSPITAL, ESTABLISHED UNDER THIS SECTION.
  3. A STANDING ORDER MAY BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE CASE OF ANY NEWBORN WHEN
(A)  DIRECTED  BY THE ATTENDING PRACTITIONER, OR (B) IN THE ABSENCE OF A
SPECIFIC DIRECTION BY THE ATTENDING PRACTITIONER,  THE  ATTENDING  NURSE
DETERMINES,  IN  HIS OR HER PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT, THAT IMPLEMENTING THE

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