senate Bill S614B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for the authorization and regulation of visitation of compassionate care-giving visitors at nursing homes and residential health care facilities

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 22, 2021 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.348
committed to rules
Feb 10, 2021 2nd report cal.
amended 614b
Feb 09, 2021 1st report cal.348
Jan 15, 2021 print number 614a
Jan 15, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to health
Jan 06, 2021 referred to health

Votes

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Feb 22, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S614B
21
0
committee
21
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 9, 2021 - Health committee Vote

S614A
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S614 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1052
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2801-h, Pub Health L; add §461-u, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8958

S614 - Summary

Provides for the authorization and regulation of visitation of compassionate care-giving visitors at nursing homes and residential health care facilities.

S614 - Sponsor Memo

S614 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    614
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  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  personal  care
   visitors  for  residents  of nursing homes and residential health care
   facilities

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
 2801-h to read as follows:
   § 2801-H. PERSONAL CARE VISITORS FOR RESIDENTS OF  NURSING  HOMES  AND
 RESIDENTIAL  HEALTH  CARE  FACILITIES.  1.  AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE
 TERM:
   (A) "RESIDENT" MEANS A PERSON WHO IS A RESIDENT OF A NURSING  HOME  OR
 RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY;
   (B) "PERSONAL CARE VISITOR" MEANS A FAMILY MEMBER OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OF
 A  RESIDENT  DESIGNATED  BY  THE RESIDENT OR LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE
 RESIDENT TO PROVIDE PERSONAL CARE FOR SUCH RESIDENT;
   (C) "PERSONAL CARE" MEANS CARE AND SUPPORT PROVIDED BY A FAMILY MEMBER
 OR LEGAL GUARDIAN THAT IS IMPORTANT TO THE MENTAL, PHYSICAL,  OR  SOCIAL
 WELL-BEING FOR SUCH RESIDENT;
   (D)  "NURSING HOME" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN SUBDI-
 VISION TWO OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE;
   (E) "RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING  AS
 SET  FORTH  IN  SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE OF
 THIS ARTICLE; AND
   (F) "LEGAL  REPRESENTATIVE"  MEANS  A  LEGAL  GUARDIAN  OR  A  LEGALLY
 APPOINTED  SUBSTITUTE  DECISION-MAKER WHO IS AUTHORIZED TO ACT ON BEHALF
 OF A RESIDENT.
   2. THE DEPARTMENT IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO DEVELOP  RULES,  REGU-
 LATIONS  AND  GUIDELINES  AUTHORIZING  AND  REGULATING THE VISITATION OF

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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S614A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1052
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2801-h, Pub Health L; add §461-u, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8958

S614A - Summary

Provides for the authorization and regulation of visitation of compassionate care-giving visitors at nursing homes and residential health care facilities.

S614A - Sponsor Memo

S614A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  614--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  MAY,  BIAGGI,  HOYLMAN  -- 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 and the social  services  law,  in
   relation  to  personal and compassionate caregiving visitors for resi-
   dents of nursing homes
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
 2801-h to read as follows:
   § 2801-H. PERSONAL CAREGIVING AND COMPASSIONATE CAREGIVING VISITORS TO
 NURSING HOME RESIDENTS DURING DECLARED LOCAL OR  STATE  HEALTH  EMERGEN-
 CIES.  1.  AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS HAVE THE FOLLOW-
 ING MEANINGS:
   (A) "PERSONAL CAREGIVING VISITOR" MEANS A FAMILY MEMBER, CLOSE FRIEND,
 OR  LEGAL  GUARDIAN  OF  A  RESIDENT DESIGNATED BY SUCH RESIDENT OR SUCH
 RESIDENT'S LAWFUL REPRESENTATIVE TO PROVIDE PERSONAL CAREGIVING FOR SUCH
 RESIDENT, INCLUDING A COMPASSIONATE CAREGIVING VISITOR;
   (B) "PERSONAL CAREGIVING" MEANS CARE AND SUPPORT OF A  RESIDENT  BY  A
 PERSONAL  CAREGIVING VISITOR THAT IS PROVIDED TO BENEFIT SUCH RESIDENT'S
 MENTAL, PHYSICAL, OR SOCIAL WELL-BEING;
   (C) "COMPASSIONATE CAREGIVING VISITOR"  MEANS  A  PERSONAL  CAREGIVING
 VISITOR PROVIDING COMPASSIONATE CAREGIVING TO A RESIDENT;
   (D)  "COMPASSIONATE  CAREGIVING"  MEANS  PERSONAL  CAREGIVING  THAT IS
 PROVIDED IN ANTICIPATION OF THE END OF  A  RESIDENT'S  LIFE  OR  IN  THE
 INSTANCE  OF  SIGNIFICANT  MENTAL OR SOCIAL DECLINE OR CRISIS OF A RESI-
 DENT;
   (E) "RESIDENT" MEANS A RESIDENT OF A NURSING HOME; IN  RELATION  TO  A
 PERSONAL  CAREGIVING  VISITOR, "RESIDENT" MEANS THE RESIDENT TO WHOM THE
 PERSONAL CAREGIVING VISITOR HAS  BEEN  DESIGNATED  TO  PROVIDE  PERSONAL
 CAREGIVING; AND

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S614B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1052
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2801-h, Pub Health L; add §461-u, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8958

S614B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the authorization and regulation of visitation of compassionate care-giving visitors at nursing homes and residential health care facilities.

S614B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S614B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  614--B
     Cal. No. 348
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  MAY,  RIVERA,  SKOUFIS,  ADDABBO,  BIAGGI, BROUK,
   COONEY, GALLIVAN, HINCHEY, HOYLMAN, JACKSON -- 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  -- reported favorably from said
   committee, ordered to first report, amended on first  report,  ordered
   to  a  second report and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the
   order of second report
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law and the social  services  law,  in
   relation  to  personal and compassionate caregiving visitors for resi-
   dents of nursing homes
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
 2801-h to read as follows:
   § 2801-H. PERSONAL CAREGIVING AND COMPASSIONATE CAREGIVING VISITORS TO
 NURSING HOME RESIDENTS DURING DECLARED LOCAL OR  STATE  HEALTH  EMERGEN-
 CIES.  1.  AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS HAVE THE FOLLOW-
 ING MEANINGS:
   (A) "PERSONAL CAREGIVING VISITOR" MEANS A FAMILY MEMBER, CLOSE FRIEND,
 OR  LEGAL  GUARDIAN  OF  A  RESIDENT DESIGNATED BY SUCH RESIDENT OR SUCH
 RESIDENT'S LAWFUL REPRESENTATIVE TO PROVIDE PERSONAL CAREGIVING FOR SUCH
 RESIDENT, INCLUDING A COMPASSIONATE CAREGIVING VISITOR;
   (B) "PERSONAL CAREGIVING" MEANS CARE AND SUPPORT OF A  RESIDENT  BY  A
 PERSONAL  CAREGIVING VISITOR THAT IS PROVIDED TO BENEFIT SUCH RESIDENT'S
 MENTAL, PHYSICAL, OR SOCIAL WELL-BEING;
   (C) "COMPASSIONATE CAREGIVING VISITOR"  MEANS  A  PERSONAL  CAREGIVING
 VISITOR PROVIDING COMPASSIONATE CAREGIVING TO A RESIDENT;
   (D)  "COMPASSIONATE  CAREGIVING"  MEANS  PERSONAL  CAREGIVING  THAT IS
 PROVIDED IN ANTICIPATION OF THE END OF  A  RESIDENT'S  LIFE  OR  IN  THE
 

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