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|Sep 23, 2020||referred to rules|
senate Bill S8999
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S8999 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8999 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8999 SPONSOR: RIVERA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to reporting communi- cable diseases and deaths caused by such communicable diseases PURPOSE: This bill is designed to bring transparency to information gathered during public health emergencies, including communicable disease outbreaks like COVID-19, and require that facility specific information on such cases and deaths are made public. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: amends subdivision 1 of section 206 of the public health law by adding two new paragraphs which requires the Commissioner to (e-1) ensure that the Department updates its regular reporting of "Nurs-
S8999 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8999 I N S E N A T E September 23, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sens. RIVERA, MAY, SKOUFIS -- 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 reporting communi- cable diseases and deaths caused by such communicable diseases THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 206 of the public health law is amended by adding two new paragraphs (e-1) and (e-2) to read as follows: (E-1) ENSURE THAT THE DEPARTMENT UPDATES ITS REGULAR REPORTING OF "NURSING HOME AND ADULT CARE FACILITY COVID RELATED DEATHS STATEWIDE" TO INCLUDE THOSE COVID-19 CONFIRMED AND PRESUMED POSITIVE CASES OF THOSE RESIDENTS WHO WERE TRANSFERRED TO A HOSPITAL AND DIED IN THE HOSPITAL RETROSPECTIVE TO MARCH FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY. SUCH UPDATE SHALL OCCUR AND BE PUBLICLY POSTED WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION; (E-2) SHARE AGGREGATE REPORTS OF INFORMATION COLLECTED UNDER THE DEPARTMENT'S EMERGENCY SURVEY SYSTEM KNOWN AS THE HEALTH EMERGENCY RESPONSE DATA SYSTEM (HERDS), OR ITS SUCCESSOR, WITH THE ENTITIES COMPLETING AND SUBMITTING THE HERDS SURVEYS, IN ORDER TO SUPPORT SUCH ENTITIES' SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE NEEDS AS DICTATED BY THE NATURE OF THE EMERGENCY; SUCH REPORTS SHALL BE SHARED WITH SURVEYED ENTITIES AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE AFTER THE HERDS COLLECTION, AND SHALL BE IN A FORM AND INTERVAL APPROPRIATE TO THE COLLECTION FREQUENCY AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE EMERGENCY; FOR SURVEYS OF DURATION LESS THAN ONE WEEK, REPORTS SHALL BE SHARED AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE, BUT NOT LATER THAN ONE WEEK AFTER FINAL COLLECTION; FOR SURVEYS OF DURATION MORE THAN ONE WEEK, SUCH REPORTS SHALL BE SHARED NO LESS FREQUENTLY THAN WEEKLY DURING THE SURVEY PERIOD. INFORMATION FROM SUCH REPORTS MAY BE MADE PUBLIC BY THE DEPARTMENT AND SHALL BE USED TO ENSURE THE DEPARTMENT'S PUBLIC REPORTS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SECTIONS TWENTY-ONE HUNDRED ONE-A AND FORTY-ONE HUNDRED FORTY OF THIS CHAPTER ARE ACCURATE AND TIMELY; § 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2101-a to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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