senate Bill S8756

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes a temporary state commission to study and investigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic response on deaths in nursing homes; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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Jul 14, 2020 referred to rules

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S8756 (ACTIVE) - Details

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A10857
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S8756 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a temporary state commission to study and investigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic response on deaths in nursing homes; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof.

S8756 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8756 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8756

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 14, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  TEDISCO,  BORRELLO, FUNKE, JORDAN, SEWARD -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Rules

AN  ACT  establishing a temporary state commission to study and investi-
  gate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic response on deaths in  nurs-
  ing  homes; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expi-
  ration thereof

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

  Section 1. Definitions. As used in this act:
  a.  "commission" means the commission to investigate COVID-19 in nurs-
ing homes created by section two of this act; and
  b. "nursing home" means a nursing home as defined in  subdivision  one
of section 2895-a of the public health law.
  §  2.  Commission  on  long term care facilities. a. A temporary state
commission, to be known as the commission  to  investigate  COVID-19  in
nursing homes (hereinafter the "commission"), is hereby created to study
and make recommendations concerning the following:
  (1)  the measures taken by nursing homes to ensure the safety of their
residents during and in  response  to  the  novel  coronavirus  pandemic
(hereinafter "COVID-19");
  (2) the success or failure of such measures in reducing or slowing the
spread of COVID-19;
  (3) any increase in death rates of nursing home residents attributable
to COVID-19;
  (4)  the  effectiveness  of  current state and federal laws, executive
orders, rules, regulations and recommendations governing the response of
nursing homes to COVID-19; and
  (5) such other matters as the commission deems appropriate.
  b. The commission shall make recommendations  for  legislation,  rules
and/or regulations relating to the handling of future pandemic responses
by nursing homes.
  c. (1) The commission shall consist of five members to be appointed as
follows:  one  member  shall  be  appointed by the attorney general; one

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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