senate Bill S9027A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring infection updates and infection control planning in residential health care facilities

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 19, 2020 print number 9027a
Oct 19, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to rules
Oct 05, 2020 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

S9027 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2803, Pub Health L

S9027 - Summary

Requires residential health care facilities to update residents, authorized family members, and guardians of residents of the presence of an infection and to have in their pandemic emergency plan a plan or procedure for designating a separate cohort area.

S9027 - Sponsor Memo

S9027 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9027
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              October 5, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  SKOUFIS,  RIVERA,  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 infection  control
   planning in residential health care facilities
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Section 2803 of the public health law is amended by  adding
 a new subdivision 13 to read as follows:
   13. (A) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL REQUIRE RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILI-
 TIES,  AS PART OF THEIR PANDEMIC EMERGENCY PLAN, ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT
 A PLAN OR PROCEDURE DESIGNATING A SEPARATE COHORT AREA DURING AN  INFEC-
 TIOUS DISEASE OUTBREAK IN THE RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY INCLUDING
 MINIMUM  STANDARDS  FOR  RESIDENTIAL  HEALTH  CARE  FACILITIES INFECTION
 CONTROL COHORTING POLICIES AND/OR PROCEDURES AND SHALL INSPECT AND EVAL-
 UATE ALL RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE  FACILITIES  COHORT  AREA  POLICIES  OR
 PROCEDURES.
   (B)  IF A RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY IS UNABLE TO MEET THE MINI-
 MUM STANDARDS ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMISSIONER  UNDER  THIS  SUBDIVISION,
 THE FACILITY MAY REQUEST APPROVAL FOR THE WAIVER OF THIS REQUIREMENT. IF
 A  FACILITY  IS INCAPABLE OF ESTABLISHING SUCH COHORTING POLICIES AND/OR
 PROCEDURES, THE COMMISSIONER  MAY  APPROVE  A  WAIVER  OF  A  DESIGNATED
 COHORTING AREA AT A FACILITY.
   (C) IF A RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY'S COHORTING POLICY OR PROCE-
 DURE  IS NOT APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER, AND THE COMMISSIONER DOES NOT
 APPROVE A WAIVER, THE RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY SHALL BE  SUBJECT
 TO  PENALTIES  DETERMINED  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
 ESTABLISH PENALTIES FOR FACILITIES THAT VIOLATE THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS
 SUBDIVISION WHICH SHALL INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, LICENSE  AND/OR
 STATE  REIMBURSEMENTS  CONTINGENT ON A SUBMITTED AND APPROVED PLAN OR AN
 APPROVED WAIVER.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD17349-01-0

Co-Sponsors

S9027A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2803, Pub Health L

S9027A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires residential health care facilities to update residents, authorized family members, and guardians of residents of the presence of an infection and to have in their pandemic emergency plan a plan or procedure for designating a separate cohort area.

S9027A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9027A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  9027--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              October 5, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  SKOUFIS,  RIVERA,  MAY  -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules --
   committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
   recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  health  law,  in  relation to requiring
   infection updates and infection control planning in residential health
   care facilities
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.    Subparagraph  (i) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 12 of
 section 2803 of the public health law is amended by adding a new  clause
 (C) to read as follows:
   (C)  TO UPDATE ALL RESIDENTS, AUTHORIZED FAMILY MEMBERS, AND GUARDIANS
 OF RESIDENTS AT THE FACILITY WITHIN TWELVE HOURS OF THE DETECTION OF THE
 PRESENCE OF AN INFECTION BY A RESIDENT OR  STAFF  MEMBER  BY  ELECTRONIC
 MEANS  OR  SUCH OTHER MEANS AS MAY BE SELECTED BY EACH RESIDENT, AUTHOR-
 IZED FAMILY MEMBER, OR GUARDIAN.
   § 2. Subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 12  of  section
 2803  of  the public health law is amended by adding a new clause (C) to
 read as follows:
   (C) A PLAN OR PROCEDURE DESIGNATING A SEPARATE COHORT AREA  DURING  AN
 INFECTIOUS  DISEASE OUTBREAK IN THE RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY FOR
 THE SEPARATION OF RESIDENTS THAT  ARE  SUSPECTED  OF  BEING  INFECTIOUS,
 INCLUDING THE CREATION OF A DESIGNATED INFECTIOUS DISEASE CARE UNIT.
   §  3.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
 have become a law.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD17349-02-0


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