assembly Bill A7163

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the provision of incident reports to qualified persons and the manner of delivery of such reports

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Current Bill Status Via S5945 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 20, 2021 signed chap.407
Aug 09, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 07, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.463
substituted for a7163
Jun 07, 2021 substituted by s5945a
rules report cal.463
reported
Jun 02, 2021 reported referred to rules
May 25, 2021 reported referred to codes
Apr 23, 2021 referred to mental health

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A7163 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5945
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §33.23, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9670, S6682

A7163 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that within ten days of an incident, the director shall provide to the qualified person a copy of the written incident report, offer to hold a meeting with such qualified person to discuss the incident, and provide such qualified person with a written report on the actions taken to address the incident; provides for the director to provide such reports electronically.

A7163 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7163
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 23, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER, DE LA ROSA -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Mental Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to  providing  inci-
   dent reports to qualified persons
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 33.23 of the mental hygiene law,
 as added by chapter 24 of the laws  of  2007,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   (a)  The  director  of  a  facility,  as defined in subdivision six of
 section 1.03 of this chapter, shall provide telephone notice of an inci-
 dent involving a patient receiving care and treatment at  such  facility
 to a qualified person, as defined in paragraph six of subdivision (a) of
 section  33.16  of  this  article.  Such notice shall be provided within
 twenty-four hours of the  initial  report  of  such  incident.  For  the
 purposes  of  this  section, "incident" shall mean an accident or injury
 that affects the health or safety of a patient. Upon the  request  of  a
 qualified  person, the director shall [promptly] WITHIN TEN DAYS OF SUCH
 REQUEST, provide to [him or her] THE QUALIFIED  PERSON  a  copy  of  the
 written  incident  report,  provided that the names and other personally
 identifying information of patients and employees shall not be  included
 unless  such  patients and employees authorize disclosure[. The director
 of the facility shall also], offer to hold a meeting with such qualified
 person to further discuss the incident[. In addition, within  ten  days,
 the  director  of the facility shall], AND provide such qualified person
 with a written report on the actions taken to address the incident.  THE
 DIRECTOR  MAY OFFER TO PROVIDE ALL REPORTS TO THE QUALIFIED PERSON ELEC-
 TRONICALLY.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08331-01-1