assembly Bill A9532

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to an investigation of the health department's pandemic response with regard to nursing homes and adult care and assisted living facilities

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Mar 16, 2022 referred to health

A9532 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8285
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Health, Commissioner of

A9532 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of health to conduct an investigation of the department's performance, compliance and enforcement of applicable state laws, rules, regulations, and directives or executive orders, with respect to mitigating the impact of COVID-19 in nursing homes, adult care facilities, and assisted living residences, and to propose a pandemic response plan for future disease outbreaks.

A9532 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9532
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 16, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. SALKA -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Health
 
 AN ACT directing the commissioner of health to conduct an  investigation
   of  the department's performance, compliance and enforcement of appli-
   cable state laws, rules,  regulations,  and  directives  or  executive
   orders,  with  respect to mitigating the impact of COVID-19 in nursing
   homes, adult care facilities,  and  assisted  living  residences;  and
   providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration there-
   of
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. 1. As used in  this  act,  the  following  terms  shall  be
 defined as follows:
   a.  "Department"  shall  mean the department of health of the state of
 New York;
   b. "Commissioner" shall mean the commissioner of health of  the  state
 of New York;
   c.  "Nursing home" shall have the same meaning as such term is defined
 in subdivision 2 of section 2801 of the public health law;
   d. "Adult care facility" shall have the same  meaning  as  defined  in
 subdivision 21 of section 2 of the social services law;
   e.  "Assisted living residence" shall have the same meaning as defined
 in subdivision 1 of section 4651 of the public health law, as  added  by
 chapter 2 of the laws of 2004;
   f.  "Step-down  facility" shall refer to a COVID-19 only nursing home,
 adult care facility, or assisted living  residence  established  by  the
 department  of health, consistent with executive order 202.81 of 2020 to
 receive medically stable, but  persistently  positive  COVID-19  nursing
 home,  adult  care  facility,  or  assisted  living  residence  eligible
 patients transferred from an article 28  licensed  facility  until  such
 time  the  patient  tests  negative for COVID-19, or is deemed medically
 safe for discharge by a  qualified  licensed  health  care  professional
 under the education law;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD14625-03-2