senate Bill S8958

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides for the authorization and regulation of visitation of personal care visitors and compassionate care visitors at nursing homes and residential health care facilities

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Sep 02, 2020 referred to rules

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S8958 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11075
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§2801-h & 2801-i, Pub Health L

S8958 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes and directs the department of health to develop rules, regulations and guidelines authorizing and regulating the visitation of personal care visitors and short-term compassionate care visitors at nursing homes and residential health care facilities.

S8958 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8958 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8958
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             September 2, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  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  personal  care
   visitors  for  residents  of nursing homes and residential health care
   facilities
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
 2801-h to read as follows:
   § 2801-H. PERSONAL CARE VISITORS FOR RESIDENTS OF  NURSING  HOMES  AND
 RESIDENTIAL  HEALTH  CARE  FACILITIES.  1.  AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE
 TERM:
   (A) "RESIDENT" MEANS A PERSON WHO IS A RESIDENT OF A NURSING  HOME  OR
 RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY;
   (B) "PERSONAL CARE VISITOR" MEANS A FAMILY MEMBER OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OF
 A  RESIDENT  DESIGNATED  BY  THE RESIDENT OR LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE
 RESIDENT TO PROVIDE PERSONAL CARE FOR SUCH RESIDENT;
   (C) "PERSONAL CARE" MEANS CARE AND SUPPORT PROVIDED BY A FAMILY MEMBER
 OR LEGAL GUARDIAN THAT IS IMPORTANT TO THE MENTAL, PHYSICAL,  OR  SOCIAL
 WELL-BEING FOR SUCH RESIDENT;
   (D)  "NURSING HOME" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN SUBDI-
 VISION TWO OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE;
   (E) "RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING  AS
 SET  FORTH  IN  SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE OF
 THIS ARTICLE; AND
   (F) "LEGAL  REPRESENTATIVE"  MEANS  A  LEGAL  GUARDIAN  OR  A  LEGALLY
 APPOINTED  SUBSTITUTE  DECISION-MAKER WHO IS AUTHORIZED TO ACT ON BEHALF
 OF A RESIDENT.
   2. THE DEPARTMENT IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO DEVELOP  RULES,  REGU-
 LATIONS  AND  GUIDELINES  AUTHORIZING  AND  REGULATING THE VISITATION OF
 PERSONAL CARE VISITORS AT NURSING  HOMES  AND  RESIDENTIAL  HEALTH  CARE
 FACILITIES.  SUCH RULES, REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES SHALL:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD17196-06-0

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