|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 29, 2020||referred to rules|
senate Bill S8848
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8848 (ACTIVE) - Details
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- Senate Rules
- Law Section:
S8848 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8848 SPONSOR: SERINO TITLE OF BILL: 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 testing, and to increase staffing; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE: To ensure nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult care facilities have the resources they need to effectively care for their residents, who are at high risk for complications due to COVID-19. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Provides that this act shall be known as the "Protecting Our Nursing Homes Act of 2020".
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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