senate Bill S8999

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to reporting communicable diseases and deaths caused by such communicable diseases

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Sep 23, 2020 referred to rules

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S8999 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§206 & 4140, add §2101-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S3061

S8999 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Outlines requirements for reporting communicable diseases and deaths due to such communicable diseases for the commissioner of public health, state institutions, and hospitals.

S8999 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8999 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8999
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                            September 23, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  RIVERA,  MAY,  SKOUFIS  -- 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 reporting communi-
   cable diseases and deaths caused by such communicable diseases
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Subdivision  1 of section 206 of the public health law is
 amended by adding two new paragraphs (e-1) and (e-2) to read as follows:
   (E-1) ENSURE THAT THE DEPARTMENT  UPDATES  ITS  REGULAR  REPORTING  OF
 "NURSING HOME AND ADULT CARE FACILITY COVID RELATED DEATHS STATEWIDE" TO
 INCLUDE  THOSE  COVID-19  CONFIRMED AND PRESUMED POSITIVE CASES OF THOSE
 RESIDENTS WHO WERE TRANSFERRED TO A HOSPITAL AND DIED  IN  THE  HOSPITAL
 RETROSPECTIVE  TO  MARCH  FIRST,  TWO THOUSAND TWENTY. SUCH UPDATE SHALL
 OCCUR AND BE PUBLICLY POSTED WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF
 THIS SUBDIVISION;
   (E-2) SHARE AGGREGATE  REPORTS  OF  INFORMATION  COLLECTED  UNDER  THE
 DEPARTMENT'S  EMERGENCY  SURVEY  SYSTEM  KNOWN  AS  THE HEALTH EMERGENCY
 RESPONSE DATA SYSTEM  (HERDS),  OR  ITS  SUCCESSOR,  WITH  THE  ENTITIES
 COMPLETING  AND  SUBMITTING  THE HERDS SURVEYS, IN ORDER TO SUPPORT SUCH
 ENTITIES' SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE NEEDS AS DICTATED
 BY THE NATURE OF THE  EMERGENCY;  SUCH  REPORTS  SHALL  BE  SHARED  WITH
 SURVEYED ENTITIES AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE AFTER THE HERDS COLLECTION, AND
 SHALL  BE IN A FORM AND INTERVAL APPROPRIATE TO THE COLLECTION FREQUENCY
 AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE EMERGENCY; FOR SURVEYS OF  DURATION  LESS  THAN
 ONE  WEEK, REPORTS SHALL BE SHARED AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE, BUT NOT LATER
 THAN ONE WEEK AFTER FINAL COLLECTION; FOR SURVEYS OF DURATION MORE  THAN
 ONE  WEEK,  SUCH  REPORTS SHALL BE SHARED NO LESS FREQUENTLY THAN WEEKLY
 DURING THE SURVEY PERIOD. INFORMATION FROM  SUCH  REPORTS  MAY  BE  MADE
 PUBLIC  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT AND SHALL BE USED TO ENSURE THE DEPARTMENT'S
 PUBLIC REPORTS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SECTIONS  TWENTY-ONE  HUNDRED  ONE-A
 AND FORTY-ONE HUNDRED FORTY OF THIS CHAPTER ARE ACCURATE AND TIMELY;
   §  2.  The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2101-a
 to read as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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