assembly Bill A10512

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires the commissioner of health to ensure all nursing home residents and staff receive COVID-19 testing

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May 22, 2020 referred to health

A10512 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8385
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S1621

A10512 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "New York Nursing Home Protection Act of 2020" which requires the commissioner of health to ensure all nursing home staff receives COVID-19 testing twice weekly and all residents shall receive such testing weekly; and the department of health shall provide sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE) for all staff and residents.

A10512 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  10512

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 22, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  COMMITTEE  ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Reyes) --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Health

AN ACT requiring the commissioner of health to ensure all  nursing  home
  residents  and  staff  receive COVID-19 testing; and providing for the
  repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. This act shall be known and cited as the "New York Nursing
Home Protection Act of 2020".
  § 2. The commissioner of health shall create and implement  a  program
to ensure that all staff of nursing homes throughout the state are test-
ed  twice weekly for COVID-19. Residents shall be tested for COVID-19 on
a weekly basis.  The  department  of  health  shall  provide  sufficient
personal  protective  equipment  (PPE)  for  all staff and residents and
provide for the cost of the testing.
  § 3. For the purposes of this act, the following terms shall have  the
following meanings:
  (a)  "nursing home" shall mean a place to live where care is available
for people of all ages, including children,  who  need  twenty-four-hour
nursing  care  and  supervision  outside  of a hospital. Such care shall
include basic care and specialized services;
  (b) "nursing home resident" shall mean a person who resides in a nurs-
ing home; and
  (c) "nursing home staff" shall mean a person  who  is  employed  by  a
nursing home.
  § 4. Necessary funding to implement the program established in section
one  of  this  act  shall  come  from existing resources, federal funds,
private sources, and appropriations from the general fund.
  § 5. This  act  shall  take  effect  immediately;  provided  that  the
provisions  of  this  act  shall  expire and be deemed repealed upon the
expiration of the declared state of  emergency  relating  to  the  novel
coronavirus  (COVID-19);  and provided, further, that the superintendent
of financial services shall notify the legislative bill drafting commis-
sion upon the occurrence of the expiration of the state  disaster  emer-

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