Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 18, 2022||
delivered to governor
|Mar 10, 2022||
returned to senate
|Feb 07, 2022||
ordered to third reading cal.370
substituted for a8775
|Jan 19, 2022||
referred to health
delivered to assembly
|Jan 10, 2022||
ordered to third reading cal.54
|Jan 07, 2022||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S7726Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - Signed by Governor
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S7726 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S7726 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7726 SPONSOR: SKOUFIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to directing the department of health to establish and implement an infection inspection audit and checklist on nursing homes PURPOSE: This is a chapter amendment that makes changes to provisions of L.2021, c.768. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The underlying chapter directs the Department of Health (DOH) Commis- sioner to establish and implement infection inspection audits on nursing homes. This chapter amendment changes the audit's start date to December 1, 2022. It changes the audit structure to conform to infection control standards issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It clarifies that nursing homes must meet all CMS metrics to be
2021-S7726 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7726 I N S E N A T E January 7, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to directing the department of health to establish and implement an infection inspection audit and checklist on nursing homes THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 2 and the opening paragraph and subpar- agraphs (iv) and (vii) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 2803-aa of the public health law, as added by a chapter of the laws of 2021 amending the public health law relating to directing the department of health to establish and implement an infection inspection control audit and checklist on nursing homes, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 1783-A and A. 6057-A, are amended to read as follows: 1. The commissioner shall establish in the department a program for audits of nursing homes to measure specific core competencies relating to infection control of each nursing home. The audits shall commence on [October] DECEMBER 1,  2022, and shall be conducted annually ther- eafter. 2. (a) The audit shall utilize a checklist THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH FOCUSED INFECTION CONTROL SURVEY STANDARDS ISSUED BY THE FEDERAL CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES to evaluate infection control compe- tency of each nursing home. (b) A nursing home [meeting at least eighty-five percent of the crite- ria on the checklist shall] MUST MEET ALL METRICS ON THE CHECKLIST DEVELOPED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION TO be scored as ["proficient"] in COMPLIANCE WITH infection control [competency]. (c) If a nursing home [meets between sixty percent and eighty-four percent of the required criteria within the checklist, the nursing home will be scored as "proficiency pending reinspection." Such nursing home will be audited by the department at least once before the next annual inspection] FAILS TO MEET ALL METRICS ON THE CHECKLIST DEVELOPED PURSU- ANT TO PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL CONDUCT ANOTHER INFECTION CONTROL AUDIT WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF THE INITIAL DETER- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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