senate Bill S1168A

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes clinical staffing committees

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Current Bill Status Via A108 - Signed by Governor


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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2021 signed chap.155
Jun 07, 2021 delivered to governor
May 04, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.729
substituted for s1168a
May 04, 2021 substituted by a108b
Apr 28, 2021 advanced to third reading
Apr 27, 2021 2nd report cal.
Apr 26, 2021 1st report cal.729
Apr 22, 2021 print number 1168a
Apr 22, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to health
Jan 07, 2021 referred to health

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S1168 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A108
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2805-t, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7974
2011-2012: S4553
2013-2014: S3691
2015-2016: S782, A8580
2017-2018: S3330, A1532
2019-2020: S1032, A2954

S1168 - Summary

Requires certain facilities establish clinical staffing committees.

S1168 - Sponsor Memo

S1168 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1168
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to enacting the "safe
   staffing for quality care act"
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
 the "safe staffing for quality care act".
   § 2. Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision 2 of section  2805  of  the
 public  health  law, paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 923 of the laws
 of 1973 and paragraph (b) as added by chapter 795 of the laws  of  1965,
 are amended to read as follows:
   (a)  Application  for an operating certificate for a hospital shall be
 made upon forms prescribed by  the  department.  The  application  shall
 [contain]  INCLUDE the name of the hospital, the kind or kinds of hospi-
 tal service to be provided, the location and physical description of the
 institution, A DOCUMENTED STAFFING PLAN, AS DEFINED IN  SECTION  TWENTY-
 EIGHT HUNDRED TWENTY-NINE OF THIS ARTICLE, and such other information as
 the department may require.
   (b)  An  operating  certificate  shall not be issued by the department
 unless it finds that  the  premises,  equipment,  personnel,  DOCUMENTED
 STAFFING  PLAN, rules and by-laws, standards of medical care, and hospi-
 tal service are fit and adequate and that the hospital will be  operated
 in  the manner required by this article and rules and regulations there-
 under.
   § 3. The public health law is amended  by  adding  nine  new  sections
 2828,  2829,  2830,  2831,  2832,  2833,  2834, 2835 and 2836 to read as
 follows:
   § 2828. POLICY AND PURPOSE. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS AND DECLARES ALL  OF
 THE FOLLOWING:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02466-01-1

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S1168A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A108
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2805-t, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7974
2011-2012: S4553
2013-2014: S3691
2015-2016: S782, A8580
2017-2018: S3330, A1532
2019-2020: S1032, A2954

S1168A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires certain facilities establish clinical staffing committees.

S1168A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1168A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1168--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  RIVERA, ADDABBO, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BIAGGI, BOYLE,
   BRESLIN, BRISPORT, BROOKS, BROUK, COMRIE, GAUGHRAN, GOUNARDES,  HARCK-
   HAM,  HINCHEY,  HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KAMINSKY, KAPLAN, KAVANAGH, KENNEDY,
   KRUEGER, LIU, MANNION, MATTERA,  MAY,  MAYER,  MYRIE,  PARKER,  RAMOS,
   REICHLIN-MELNICK,  RYAN, SALAZAR, SANDERS, SEPULVEDA, SERINO, SERRANO,
   SKOUFIS, STAVISKY, THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when
   printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on Health -- committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing clin-
   ical staffing committees
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Section 2805-t of the public health law, as added by chap-
 ter 422 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
   § 2805-t. [Disclosure] CLINICAL STAFFING COMMITTEES AND DISCLOSURE  of
 nursing  quality  indicators.  1.  LEGISLATIVE INTENT.   THE LEGISLATURE
 HEREBY FINDS AND DECLARES:
   (A) RESEARCH DEMONSTRATES THAT NURSES PLAY A CRITICAL ROLE IN  IMPROV-
 ING PATIENT SAFETY AND QUALITY OF CARE;
   (B)  APPROPRIATE  STAFFING  OF  GENERAL  HOSPITAL PERSONNEL, INCLUDING
 REGISTERED NURSES  AVAILABLE  FOR  PATIENT  CARE,  ASSISTS  IN  REDUCING
 ERRORS,  COMPLICATIONS  AND  ADVERSE PATIENT CARE EVENTS, IMPROVES STAFF
 SAFETY AND SATISFACTION, AND REDUCES INCIDENCES OF WORKPLACE INJURIES;
   (C) HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL, TECHNICAL, AND  SUPPORT  STAFF  COMPRISE
 VITAL  COMPONENTS  OF  THE  PATIENT CARE TEAM, BRINGING THEIR PARTICULAR
 SKILLS AND SERVICES TO ENSURING QUALITY PATIENT CARE;
   (D)  ENSURING  SUFFICIENT  STAFFING  OF  GENERAL  HOSPITAL  PERSONNEL,
 INCLUDING  REGISTERED  NURSES,  IS  AN  URGENT PUBLIC POLICY PRIORITY IN
 ORDER TO PROTECT PATIENTS AND SUPPORT GREATER  RETENTION  OF  REGISTERED
 NURSES AND SAFER WORKING CONDITIONS; AND
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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