assembly Bill A6057

2021-2022 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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Mar 09, 2021 reported referred to codes
Mar 05, 2021 referred to health

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A6057 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1783
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Public Health
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A11114, S9029

A6057 (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.

A6057 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6057
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               March 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. BURKE -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Health
 
 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 nursing home or residential health care facili-
 ty as defined in article 28 of the public health law.
   (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 for a facility  consistent  with  the
 provisions  of  this act. The audit shall include a competency checklist
 which incorporates specific core  competencies  based  on  guidance  set
 forth in this act.
   (b)  The  department  shall commence audits of facilities on and after
 October 1, 2021 and such audits shall be conducted on  an  annual  basis
 thereafter.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.