assembly Bill A6610

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to reporting COVID-19, communicable diseases and deaths caused by such communicable diseases

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May 20, 2021 reported referred to rules
Mar 19, 2021 referred to health

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A6610 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3061
Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§206 & 4140, add §2101-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8999

A6610 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Outlines requirements for reporting COVID-19, communicable diseases and deaths due to such communicable diseases for the commissioner of health, state institutions, and hospitals.

A6610 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6610
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. BICHOTTE HERMELYN -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  reporting  COVID-
   19,  communicable  diseases  and  deaths  caused  by such communicable
   diseases
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision  1 of section 206 of the public health law is
 amended by adding two new paragraphs (e-1) and (e-2) to read as follows:
   (E-1) ENSURE THAT THE DEPARTMENT  UPDATES  ITS  REGULAR  REPORTING  OF
 "NURSING HOME AND ADULT CARE FACILITY COVID RELATED DEATHS STATEWIDE" TO
 INCLUDE  THOSE  COVID-19  CONFIRMED AND PRESUMED POSITIVE CASES OF RESI-
 DENTS WHO WERE TRANSFERRED FROM A NURSING HOME OR ADULT CARE FACILITY TO
 A HOSPITAL AND DIED IN THE HOSPITAL RETROSPECTIVE TO  MARCH  FIRST,  TWO
 THOUSAND  TWENTY.  SUCH UPDATE SHALL OCCUR AND BE PUBLICLY POSTED WITHIN
 THIRTY DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION;
   (E-2) SHARE AGGREGATE  REPORTS  OF  INFORMATION  COLLECTED  UNDER  THE
 DEPARTMENT'S  EMERGENCY  SURVEY  SYSTEM  KNOWN  AS  THE HEALTH EMERGENCY
 RESPONSE DATA SYSTEM  (HERDS),  OR  ITS  SUCCESSOR,  WITH  THE  ENTITIES
 COMPLETING  AND  SUBMITTING  THE HERDS SURVEYS, IN ORDER TO SUPPORT SUCH
 ENTITIES' SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE NEEDS AS DICTATED
 BY THE NATURE OF THE  EMERGENCY;  SUCH  REPORTS  SHALL  BE  SHARED  WITH
 SURVEYED ENTITIES AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE AFTER THE HERDS COLLECTION, AND
 SHALL  BE IN A FORM AND INTERVAL APPROPRIATE TO THE COLLECTION FREQUENCY
 AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE EMERGENCY; FOR SURVEYS OF  DURATION  LESS  THAN
 ONE  WEEK, REPORTS SHALL BE SHARED AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE, BUT NOT LATER
 THAN ONE WEEK AFTER FINAL COLLECTION; FOR SURVEYS OF DURATION MORE  THAN
 ONE  WEEK,  SUCH  REPORTS SHALL BE SHARED NO LESS FREQUENTLY THAN WEEKLY
 DURING THE SURVEY PERIOD. INFORMATION FROM  SUCH  REPORTS  MAY  BE  MADE
 PUBLIC  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT AND SHALL BE USED TO ENSURE THE DEPARTMENT'S
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07694-03-1