Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 22, 2020||
referred to health
Assembly Bill A10512
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-A10512 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-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.
2019-A10512 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 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
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