senate Bill S8848

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts the "Protecting Our Nursing Homes Act of 2020"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Jul 29, 2020 referred to rules

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S8848 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Health

S8848 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "Protecting Our Nursing Homes Act" to establish a program to provide funding from the federal CARES act for nursing homes to purchase personal protective equipment, provide for the cost of COVID-19 testing, and to increase staffing.

S8848 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8848 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8848
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               July 29, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  SERINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT enacting the "Protecting Our Nursing Homes Act of 2020" to estab-
   lish a program to  provide  funding  for  nursing  homes  to  purchase
   personal  protective equipment, provide for the cost of COVID-19 test-
   ing, and to increase staffing; and providing for the  repeal  of  such
   provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "Protecting Our Nursing Homes Act of 2020".
   § 2. 1. For the purposes of this act:
   a. "Nursing home" shall mean a facility pursuant to subdivision two of
 section  2801 of the public health law or an adult care facility subject
 to the provisions of title two of article seven of the  social  services
 law.
   b.  "Personal  protective  clothing and equipment" shall mean personal
 protective clothing and equipment worn for  protection  against  illness
 from  infectious  disease  or materials or to help prevent or reduce the
 spread of infectious disease or illness, including, but not limited  to,
 isolation gowns and coveralls, gloves, facemasks, face shields, goggles,
 and  any  other  clothing or equipment determined by the commissioner of
 health to be effective in protecting the  wearer  against  illness  from
 infectious  disease or materials or to help prevent or reduce the spread
 of infectious disease or illness.
   2. The commissioner of health is hereby  authorized  and  directed  to
 establish  and  implement a program to provide nursing homes with funds:
 to purchase personal protective equipment; to provide for  the  cost  of
 COVID-19  testing  for nursing home residents and employees; to hire and
 train additional staff in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; or to  make
 any  purchase  directly  related to improving pandemic response within a
 nursing home.
   3. Such program shall be provided no less than $100,000,000 of  monies
 that have been allocated to the state of New York by the federal Corona-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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