senate Bill S7185

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to ordering services where the identified caregivers being unwilling or unable to give proper care

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 17, 2020 signed chap.81
delivered to governor
Feb 11, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.388
substituted for a9135
Feb 05, 2020 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 13, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.109
Jan 10, 2020 referred to rules

S7185 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9135
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §2994-ll sub 4, amd §2994-ll, Pub Health L (as proposed in S.474 & A.212)

S7185 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires hospitals to order services where the identified caregivers being unwilling or unable to give proper care.

S7185 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7185 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7185

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 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 public health law, in relation to ordering  services
  where  the  identified  caregivers  being  unwilling or unable to give
  proper care

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Subdivision 4 of section 2994-ll of the public health law,
as added by a chapter of the laws of 2019, amending  the  public  health
law  relating  to  central venous lines, as proposed in legislative bill
numbers S. 474 and A. 212, is REPEALED.
  § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 2994-ll of the  public  health  law,  as
added by chapter 391 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows:
  1. As soon as possible and not later than twenty-four hours prior to a
patient's discharge from a hospital, the hospital shall consult with the
identified  caregiver  along  with the patient regarding the caregiver's
capabilities and limitations and issue a discharge plan that describes a
patient's after-care needs at his or her residence.  In  the  event  the
hospital  is  unable  to  contact  the designated caregiver, the lack of
contact shall not interfere with, delay, or otherwise affect the medical
care provided to the patient or an appropriate discharge of the patient.
IN THE EVENT THAT THE IDENTIFIED CAREGIVER IS  UNWILLING  OR  UNABLE  TO
CONFIDENTLY PROVIDE PROPER CARE, THE HOSPITAL SHALL ASSESS WHETHER OTHER
SERVICES,  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT LIMITED TO HOME CARE SERVICES, ARE NEEDED
AND, IF NECESSARY, ORDER SUCH  SERVICES.  The  hospital  shall  promptly
document  the  attempt  in  the  patient's medical record. At minimum, a
discharge plan shall include:
  (a) the name and contact information of the caregiver identified under
this article;
  (b) a description of all after-care tasks recommended by the discharg-
ing physician, taking into account the capabilities and  limitations  of
the caregiver; and

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00254-02-0

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