senate Bill S9028A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring adult care facilities to include quality assurance committees and include a focus on infection control in such facilities' quality assurance plans

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 09, 2020 print number 9028a
Nov 09, 2020 amend and recommit to rules
Oct 05, 2020 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

S9028 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §461-a, Soc Serv L

S9028 - Summary

Requires adult care facilities to include quality assurance committees; includes a focus on infection control in such facilities' quality assurance plans.

S9028 - Sponsor Memo

S9028 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9028
 
                             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 social services law, in relation to requiring  adult
   care  facilities to include quality assurance committees and include a
   focus on infection control in such facilities' quality assurance plans

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Section 20 of the social services law is amended by adding
 a new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
   9. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL:
   (A) REQUIRE QUALITY ASSURANCE COMMITTEES ARE IN EACH ADULT CARE FACIL-
 ITY'S QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN;
   (B) REQUIRE EACH ADULT CARE  FACILITY'S  QUALITY  ASSURANCE  COMMITTEE
 INCLUDES  PARTICIPATION FROM FRONT-LINE EMPLOYEES, RESIDENTS, AND FAMILY
 MEMBERS OF RESIDENTS; AND
   (C) REQUIRE THAT INFECTION CONTROL IS  A  FOCUS  OF  EACH  ADULT  CARE
 FACILITY'S QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD17352-01-0


Co-Sponsors

S9028A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §461-a, Soc Serv L

S9028A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires adult care facilities to include quality assurance committees; includes a focus on infection control in such facilities' quality assurance plans.

S9028A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9028A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  9028--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 social services law, in relation to requiring adult
   care facilities to include quality assurance committees and include  a
   focus on infection control in such facilities' quality assurance plans
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 2  of  section  461-a  of  the
 social  services  law, as amended by chapter 735 of the laws of 1994, is
 amended to read as follows:
   (c) An inspection report shall be made of each inspection which  shall
 clearly  identify and indicate in detail each area of operation, includ-
 ing, but not limited to, the premises,  equipment,  personnel,  resident
 care and services, and whether each such area of operation or any of its
 component  parts  is or is not in compliance with the regulations of the
 department and all other applicable requirements. It also shall identify
 those areas of operation or any of its  component  parts  found  not  in
 compliance  as a result of failure in systemic practices and procedures.
 The operator shall be notified of the results of  the  inspection  in  a
 manner to be determined by regulations of the department. Such notifica-
 tion shall contain directions as may be appropriate as to the manner and
 time  in  which  compliance with applicable requirements of law or regu-
 lations of the department shall be effected.  The department shall  also
 require  the operator of an adult home or residence for adults to devel-
 op, biannually update and implement plans for quality  assurance  activ-
 ities  for  each area of operation. Quality assurance activities include
 but are not limited to, development and maintenance of performance stan-
 dards INCLUDING INFECTION CONTROL,  measurement  of  adherence  to  such
 standards  and to applicable state and local laws and regulations, iden-
 tification  of  performance  failures,  design,  and  implementation  of
 corrective action. EACH PLAN MUST ALSO INCLUDE THE CREATION OF A QUALITY
 ASSURANCE  COMMITTEE THAT IS CHARGED WITH MEETING PERIODICALLY TO REVIEW
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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