senate Bill S1783

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of health to establish and implement an infection inspection audit and checklist on nursing homes

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
Jun 07, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.445
substituted for a6057a
referred to ways and means
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 01, 2021 amended on third reading (t) 1783a
Jun 01, 2021 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Feb 22, 2021 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.351
committed to rules
Feb 10, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 09, 2021 1st report cal.351
Jan 15, 2021 referred to health

Votes

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Feb 22, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S1783
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 9, 2021 - Health committee Vote

S1783
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: Feb 9, 2021

aye wr (2)

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S1783 - Details

Law Section:
Public Health
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9029

S1783 - Summary

Directs the commissioner of health to establish and implement an infection inspection audit and checklist on nursing homes.

S1783 - Sponsor Memo

S1783 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1783
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 15, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  SKOUFIS,  MAY,  RIVERA  -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT directing the department of health to establish and implement  an
   infection  inspection  audit and checklist on residential care facili-
   ties, nursing homes and long-term care facilities

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Definitions.  For the purposes of this act, the following
 terms shall have the following meanings:
   (a) "Department" means the department of health.
   (b) "Facility" means a nursing home or residential health care facili-
 ty as defined in article 28 of the public health law.
   (c) "Nursing home" means a facility providing therein nursing care  to
 sick,  invalid,  infirm, disabled or convalescent persons in addition to
 lodging and board or health-related service, or any combination  of  the
 foregoing,  and  in addition thereto, providing nursing care and health-
 related service, or either of them, to persons who are not occupants  of
 the facility.
   (d)  "Audit"  means  the infection control competency audit created by
 the department under this act.
   (e) "Checklist" means the infection control competency audit checklist
 created by the department under this act.
   § 2. Establishing the infection  control  competency  audit.  (a)  The
 department  shall  promulgate  rules  and  regulations  establishing  an
 infection control competency audit for a facility  consistent  with  the
 provisions  of  this act. The audit shall include a competency checklist
 which incorporates specific core  competencies  based  on  guidance  set
 forth in this act.
   (b)  The  department  shall commence audits of facilities on and after
 October 1, 2021 and such audits shall be conducted on  an  annual  basis
 thereafter.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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S1783A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Health
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9029

S1783A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of health to establish and implement an infection inspection audit and checklist on nursing homes.

S1783A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1783A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1783--A
     Cal. No. 351
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 15, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  SKOUFIS,  BIAGGI, HINCHEY, JACKSON, KRUEGER, MAY,
   PARKER, RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed  to
   be  committed  to  the  Committee on Health -- reported favorably from
   said committee, ordered to first and second report  committed  to  the
   committee  on  Rules  ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and
   delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote  reconsidered,  restored  to
   third  reading,  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in
   the order of third reading
 
 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.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
 2803-aa to read as follows:
   § 2803-AA. NURSING HOME INFECTION CONTROL COMPETENCY AUDIT.  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 1, 2021, AND SHALL BE CONDUCTED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER.
   2. (A) THE AUDIT SHALL  UTILIZE  A  CHECKLIST  TO  EVALUATE  INFECTION
 CONTROL COMPETENCY OF EACH NURSING HOME.
   (B)  A NURSING HOME MEETING AT LEAST EIGHTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE CRITE-
 RIA ON THE CHECKLIST  SHALL  BE  SCORED  AS  "PROFICIENT"  IN  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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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