|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 02, 2021||print number 4538a|
|Mar 02, 2021||amend (t) and recommit to health|
|Feb 05, 2021||referred to health|
senate Bill S4538A
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4538 - Details
S4538 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4538 SPONSOR: RIVERA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to health facilities and services in correctional facilities PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To ensure that health facilities and services in the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) and local correctional facilities are overseen by the New York State Department of Health, to help assure that prisons and jail health services meet professional standards, as is constitutionally required. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends subdivision 1 of Public Health Law § 2801 by includ- ing "correctional healthcare facility" in its definition of "hospital."
S4538 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4538 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 5, 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 health facilities and services in correctional facilities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 2801 of the public health law, as amended by section 1 of part Z of chapter 57 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows: 1. "Hospital" means a facility or institution engaged principally in providing services by or under the supervision of a physician or, in the case of a dental clinic or dental dispensary, of a dentist, or, in the case of a midwifery birth center, of a midwife, for the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of human disease, pain, injury, deformity or physical condition, including, but not limited to, a general hospital, public health center, diagnostic center, treatment center, dental clin- ic, dental dispensary, rehabilitation center other than a facility used solely for vocational rehabilitation, nursing home, tuberculosis hospi- tal, chronic disease hospital, maternity hospital, midwifery birth center, lying-in-asylum, out-patient department, out-patient lodge, dispensary, CORRECTIONAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY and a laboratory or central service facility serving one or more such institutions, but the term hospital shall not include an institution, sanitarium or other facility engaged principally in providing services for the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of mental disability and which is subject to the powers of visitation, examination, inspection and investigation of the department of mental hygiene except for those distinct parts of such a facility which provide hospital service. The provisions of this article shall not apply to a facility or institution engaged principally in providing services by or under the supervision of the bona fide members and adherents of a recognized religious organization whose teachings EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
S4538A (ACTIVE) - Details
S4538A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4538A SPONSOR: RIVERA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to review of poli- cies and practices relating to infectious disease outbreaks in correc- tional facilities PURPOSE: The purpose of the bill is to expand Department of Health (DOH) review of health policies and practices in Department of Corrections and Commu- nity Supervision (DOCCS) and local correctional facilities in relation to emerging infectious diseases. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: amends subdivision 26 of Public Health Law section 206 by adding emerging infectious diseases to the situations in which DOH may review policies and practices of DOCCS and local correctional facili-
S4538A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4538--A 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 5, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RIVERA -- 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 review of poli- cies and practices relating to infectious disease outbreaks in correc- tional facilities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 26 of section 206 of the public health law, as amended by chapter 45 of the laws of 2021, is amended to read as follows: 26. The commissioner is hereby authorized and directed to review any policy or practice instituted in facilities operated by the department of corrections and community supervision, and in all local correctional facilities, as defined in subdivision sixteen of section two of the correction law, regarding human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), hepatitis C (HCV), [and] COVID-19, AND EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES, including the prevention of the trans- mission of and the treatment of such infections and diseases among inmates. Such review shall be performed at least annually, and shall focus on whether such policy or practice is consistent with current, generally accepted medical standards and procedures used to prevent the transmission of and to treat those infections and diseases among the general public. In performing such reviews, in order to determine the quality and adequacy of care and treatment provided, department person- nel are authorized to enter correctional facilities and inspect policy and procedure manuals and medical protocols, interview health services providers and inmate-patients, review medical grievances, and inspect a representative sample of medical records of inmates known to be infected with any such infections or diseases. Prior to initiating a review of a EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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