|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Sep 16, 2020||referred to rules|
senate Bill S8978
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8978 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8978 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8978 SPONSOR: CARLUCCI TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to providing inci- dent reports to qualified persons PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this legislation is to amend the incident notification and reporting system SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 33.23 of mental hygiene law to require a facil- ity to provide information regarding an incident within 10 days of a request Section 2 is the effective date.
S8978 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8978 I N S E N A T E September 16, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to providing inci- dent reports to qualified persons THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 33.23 of the mental hygiene law, as added by chapter 24 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: (a) The director of a facility, as defined in subdivision six of section 1.03 of this chapter, shall provide telephone notice of an inci- dent involving a patient receiving care and treatment at such facility to a qualified person, as defined in paragraph six of subdivision (a) of section 33.16 of this article. Such notice shall be provided within twenty-four hours of the initial report of such incident. For the purposes of this section, "incident" shall mean an accident or injury that affects the health or safety of a patient. Upon the request of a qualified person, the director shall [promptly] WITHIN TEN DAYS OF SUCH REQUEST, provide to [him or her] THE QUALIFIED PERSON a copy of the written incident report, provided that the names and other personally identifying information of patients and employees shall not be included unless such patients and employees authorize disclosure[. The director of the facility shall also], offer to hold a meeting with such qualified person to further discuss the incident[. In addition, within ten days, the director of the facility shall], AND provide such qualified person with a written report on the actions taken to address the incident. THE DIRECTOR MAY OFFER TO PROVIDE ALL REPORTS TO THE QUALIFIED PERSON ELEC- TRONICALLY. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14973-01-0
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