senate Bill S8997

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires the department of health to post on its website certain data relating to COVID-19 cases in hospitals and nursing homes

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Sep 23, 2020 referred to rules

S8997 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §206-c, Pub Health L

S8997 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the department of health to post on its website certain data relating to COVID-19 cases in hospitals and nursing homes, including total COVID-19 cases and deaths in nursing homes.

S8997 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8997 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8997
 
                             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  requiring  the
   department  of  health to post on its website certain data relating to
   COVID-19 cases in hospitals and nursing homes
 
   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
 206-c to read as follows:
   § 206-C. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS WITH RESPECT TO COVID-19  DATA.  1.  FOR
 THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOW-
 ING MEANINGS:
   (A) "HOSPITAL" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS DEFINED BY SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT
 HUNDRED ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, AND SHALL INCLUDE ANY TEMPORARY HEALTH CARE
 FACILITY  IN  NEW YORK STATE ESTABLISHED BY THE STATE OR FEDERAL GOVERN-
 MENT IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC OR ANY OTHER  PANDEMIC-RELATED
 RESPONSE.
   (B)  "NURSING HOME" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS DEFINED BY SECTION TWENTY-
 EIGHT HUNDRED ONE OF THIS CHAPTER.
   2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL COMPILE AND POST ON THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE
 IN A CONSPICUOUS LOCATION AND IN A  FORMAT  CAPABLE  OF  DOWNLOAD  IN  A
 SPREADSHEET FORMAT, THE FOLLOWING DATA ON A WEEKLY BASIS:
   (A) THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 AND DEATHS RESULT-
 ING FROM COVID-19 IN NURSING HOMES IN NEW YORK STATE;
   (B)  THE TOTAL NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WITH A CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID-19
 TRANSFERRED FROM A NURSING HOME TO A HOSPITAL IN NEW YORK STATE;
   (C) THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CONFIRMED DEATHS  OF  INDIVIDUALS  TRANSFERRED
 FROM  A  NURSING  HOME  TO A HOSPITAL RESULTING FROM A CONFIRMED CASE OF
 COVID-19; AND
   (D) THE TOTAL NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WITH A CONFIRMED CASE OF  COVID-19
 DISCHARGED FROM A HOSPITAL TO A NURSING HOME.
   3.  THE  DATA POSTED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL
 BE ORGANIZED BY COUNTY, DATE, NURSING  HOME,  AND  HOSPITAL,  AND  SHALL
 INCLUDE DATA RETROACTIVE TO MARCH FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 

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