assembly Bill A3705

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 30, 2019 referred to health

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A3705 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2827, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A10671

A3705 (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.

A3705 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3705

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 30, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. GUNTHER, WOERNER, SANTABARBARA, LAVINE, TAYLOR --
  read once and referred 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  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-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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