senate Bill S9029

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Directs the department of health to establish and implement an infection inspection audit and checklist on residential care facilities, nursing homes and long-term care facilities

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 05, 2020 referred to rules

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S9029 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11114
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health

S9029 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the department of health to establish and implement an infection inspection audit and checklist on residential care facilities, nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

S9029 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9029 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9029
 
                             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 directing the department of health to establish and implement  an
   infection  inspection  audit and checklist on residential care facili-
   ties, nursing homes and long-term care facilities

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Definitions.  For the purposes of this act, the following
 terms shall have the following meanings:
   (a) "Department" means the department of health.
   (b) "Facility" means a licensed nursing home, residential health  care
 facility, or a facility providing long-term health-related services.
   (c)  "Nursing home" means a facility providing therein nursing care to
 sick, invalid, infirm, disabled or convalescent persons in  addition  to
 lodging  and  board or health-related service, or any combination of the
 foregoing, and in addition thereto, providing nursing care  and  health-
 related  service, or either of them, to persons who are not occupants of
 the facility.
   (d) "Audit" means the infection control competency  audit  created  by
 the department under this act.
   (e) "Checklist" means the infection control competency audit checklist
 created by the department under this act.
   §  2.  Establishing  the  infection  control competency audit. (a) The
 department  shall  promulgate  rules  and  regulations  establishing  an
 infection  control  competency  audit  consistent with the provisions of
 this act. The audit shall include a competency checklist which  incorpo-
 rates  specific  core  competencies  based on guidance set forth in this
 act.
   (b) The department shall conduct audits on and after October 1, 2020.
   § 3. Audit evaluation. (a)  The  infection  control  competency  audit
 shall utilize a checklist with a point system to evaluate the competency
 of  the  facility  being  audited.   Each item in the checklist shall be
 valued at one point. In order to receive a point for items that have sub
 items each sub-item must be met. Facilities  subject  to  the  infection
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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