Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 25, 2022
returned to assembly
3rd reading cal.1461
substituted for s8869
|May 25, 2022
substituted by a9974
|May 23, 2022
ordered to third reading cal.1461
|May 17, 2022
reported and committed to rules
|May 11, 2022
reported and committed to finance
|Apr 26, 2022
referred to health
Senate Bill S8869
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A9974 - Passed Senate
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S8869 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Public Health Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §2830, Pub Health L
2021-S8869 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires general hospitals and ambulatory surgery facilities to adopt and implement policies to prevent exposure to by-products generated from the use of an energy generating surgical device, including, but not limited to, surgical plume, smoke plume, bio-aerosols, laser-generated airborne contaminants, and lung damaging dust through use of an airborne contaminant evacuation system.
2021-S8869 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8869 SPONSOR: RIVERA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring general hospitals and ambulatory surgery facilities to adopt and implement poli- cies to prevent exposure to surgical smoke PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill shall require hospitals and ambulatory surgical facilities to implement policies that prevent exposure to surgical smoke during surgi- cal procedures. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: amends public health law by adding a new section 2830. This section directs hospitals and ambulatory surgical facilities licensed under article 28 of the public health law to develop and implement poli- cies that use airborne contaminant evacuation technology to prevent the exposure of surgical smoke generated during surgical procedures.
2021-S8869 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8869 I N S E N A T E April 26, 2022 ___________ 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 requiring general hospitals and ambulatory surgery facilities to adopt and implement policies to prevent exposure to surgical smoke 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 2830 to read as follows: § 2830. SURGICAL SMOKE EVACUATION. EVERY GENERAL HOSPITAL AND AMBULA- TORY SURGERY FACILITY LICENSED UNDER THIS ARTICLE SHALL ADOPT AND IMPLE- MENT POLICIES TO PREVENT EXPOSURE TO SURGICAL SMOKE THROUGH THE USE OF AN AIRBORNE CONTAMINANT EVACUATION SYSTEM FOR EACH PROCEDURE THAT GENER- ATES SURGICAL SMOKE. THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO A FACILITY THAT DOES NOT PERFORM PROCEDURES THAT GENERATE SURGICAL SMOKE. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, "SURGICAL SMOKE" MEANS THE BY-PRODUCT THAT IS GENERATED FROM THE USE OF AN ENERGY GENERATING SURGICAL DEVICE, INCLUDING, BUT SHALL NOT BE LIMITED TO, SURGICAL PLUME, SMOKE PLUME, BIO-AEROSOLS, LASER-GENERATED AIRBORNE CONTAMINANTS, AND LUNG DAMAGING DUST. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, "AIRBORNE CONTAMINANT EVACUATION SYSTEM" MEANS SMOKE EVACUATION EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGIES DESIGNED TO CAPTURE, FILTER AND REMOVE SURGICAL SMOKE AT THE SITE OF ORIGIN AND BEFORE THE SURGICAL SMOKE MAKES OCULAR CONTACT OR CONTACT WITH THE RESPIRATORY TRACT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL. § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the commissioner of health shall make regulations and take other actions reasonably neces- sary to implement this act on that date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15410-01-2
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