senate Bill S5186A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 committed to rules
May 22, 2019 amended on third reading 5186a
May 20, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 15, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 14, 2019 1st report cal.762
Apr 12, 2019 referred to health

Votes

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May 14, 2019 - Health committee Vote

S5186
11
2
committee
11
Aye
2
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S5186 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3705
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2827, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8185, A10671

S5186 - 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.

S5186 - Sponsor Memo

S5186 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5186

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 12, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. METZGER -- 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 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.

Co-Sponsors

S5186A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3705
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2827, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8185, A10671

S5186A (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.

S5186A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5186A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5186--A
    Cal. No. 762

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 12, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  METZGER, FUNKE -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --
  reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to first and 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, 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) "PROFESSIONAL" SHALL MEAN A PERSON LICENSED OR CERTIFIED  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; AND (II)
HOLDS  AND  MAINTAINS  CERTIFICATION IN INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL
FROM A  NATIONALLY  ACCREDITED  INFECTION  PREVENTION  AND  EPIDEMIOLOGY
CERTIFICATION ORGANIZATION; OR

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

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