senate Bill S8996

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the "emergency or disaster preparedness act"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Sep 23, 2020 referred to rules

S8996 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11095
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 30-E §§3090 - 3092, Pub Health L

S8996 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the health department to submit a plan to establish regional step-down facilities to temporarily care for individuals who have been discharged from a hospital after receiving treatment for COVID-19, or any other sickness related to a pandemic, to a nursing home, adult care facility or assisted living residence where such individual resides until it is safe for them to return.

S8996 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8996 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8996
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                            September 23, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  SERINO -- 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 the  emergency  or
   disaster treatment preparedness act
 
   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  article
 30-E to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 30-E
             EMERGENCY OR DISASTER TREATMENT PREPAREDNESS ACT
 SECTION 3090. DECLARATION OF PURPOSE.
         3091. DEFINITIONS.
         3092. REGIONAL STEP-DOWN FACILITY PLAN.
   §  3090.  DECLARATION  OF PURPOSE. GIVEN THE DEVASTATING TOLL COVID-19
 HAS TAKEN ON NEW YORK  STATE,  ESPECIALLY  IN  NURSING  HOMES,  ASSISTED
 LIVING  FACILITIES,  AND  ADULT  CARE  FACILITIES,  AND CONCERNS ABOUT A
 SECOND WAVE OF THE VIRUS, OR OF FUTURE PANDEMICS, IT IS  ESSENTIAL  THAT
 THE  STATE  IS  BETTER  PREPARED  TO  HANDLE  A FUTURE CRISIS. IT IS THE
 PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE TO ENSURE PRECAUTIONS ARE TAKEN TO  PREVENT  THE
 REPEATED  MISTAKE  OF  RETURNING  COVID-19  POSITIVE PATIENTS TO NURSING
 HOMES, ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES AND ADULT CARE  FACILITIES  WHERE  THE
 POPULATION IS COMPRISED OF HIGH-RISK INDIVIDUALS.
   § 3091. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:
   1.  THE  TERM  "HOSPITAL"  SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SUCH TERM IS
 DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE  OF  THIS
 CHAPTER AND SHALL INCLUDE ANY TEMPORARY HEALTH CARE FACILITY ESTABLISHED
 BY  THE STATE OR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
 OR ANY OTHER PANDEMIC RELATED RESPONSE.
   2. THE TERM "NURSING HOME" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SUCH TERM IS
 DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE  OF  THIS
 CHAPTER.
   3.  THE TERM "ADULT CARE FACILITY" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SUCH
 TERM IS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWENTY-ONE OF SECTION TWO OF  THE  SOCIAL
 SERVICES LAW.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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