Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Sep 02, 2020||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S8958
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S8958 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S8958 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8958 SPONSOR: MAY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to personal care visitors for residents of nursing homes and residential health care facilities PURPOSE: This bill authorizes the Department of Health to develop regulations to allow personal care visitation, for the provision of routine care and support, and for compassionate care, for the provision of short-term emergency care and support, by family members and legal guardians of residents of nursing homes and other residential health care facilities. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Adds a new section 2801-h to the public health law. This section requires the department of health to develop rules, regulations,
2019-S8958 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8958 I N S E N A T E September 2, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to personal care visitors for residents of nursing homes and residential health care facilities 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 2801-h to read as follows: § 2801-H. PERSONAL CARE VISITORS FOR RESIDENTS OF NURSING HOMES AND RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITIES. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE TERM: (A) "RESIDENT" MEANS A PERSON WHO IS A RESIDENT OF A NURSING HOME OR RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY; (B) "PERSONAL CARE VISITOR" MEANS A FAMILY MEMBER OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OF A RESIDENT DESIGNATED BY THE RESIDENT OR LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE RESIDENT TO PROVIDE PERSONAL CARE FOR SUCH RESIDENT; (C) "PERSONAL CARE" MEANS CARE AND SUPPORT PROVIDED BY A FAMILY MEMBER OR LEGAL GUARDIAN THAT IS IMPORTANT TO THE MENTAL, PHYSICAL, OR SOCIAL WELL-BEING FOR SUCH RESIDENT; (D) "NURSING HOME" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN SUBDI- VISION TWO OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE; (E) "RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE; AND (F) "LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE" MEANS A LEGAL GUARDIAN OR A LEGALLY APPOINTED SUBSTITUTE DECISION-MAKER WHO IS AUTHORIZED TO ACT ON BEHALF OF A RESIDENT. 2. THE DEPARTMENT IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO DEVELOP RULES, REGU- LATIONS AND GUIDELINES AUTHORIZING AND REGULATING THE VISITATION OF PERSONAL CARE VISITORS AT NURSING HOMES AND RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITIES. SUCH RULES, REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES SHALL: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD17196-06-0
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