senate Bill S4377

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires translations of a patient's rights into the six most common non-English languages of New York State; and relates to the posting of information relating to the long-term care ombudsman program

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 24, 2021 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 24, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 23, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 22, 2021 1st report cal.379
Feb 03, 2021 referred to health

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S4377 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6222
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2803-c, add §2803-c-1, Pub Health L

S4377 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires translations of a patient's rights into the six most common non-English languages of New York State; relates to the posting of information relating to the long-term care ombudsman program.

S4377 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4377 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4377
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 3, 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  requiring  trans-
   lations  of  a  patient's  rights;  and  in relation to the posting of
   information relating to the long-term care ombudsman program

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  2803-c  of  the  public health law is amended by
 adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
   6. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL TRANSLATE AND MAKE AVAILABLE TO ALL FACILITIES
 THE STATEMENT IN THE SIX MOST COMMON  NON-ENGLISH  LANGUAGES  SPOKEN  BY
 INDIVIDUALS  WITH LIMITED-ENGLISH PROFICIENCY IN NEW YORK STATE AS BASED
 ON THE MOST RECENT CENSUS. EACH FACILITY SHALL POST AND  MAKE  AVAILABLE
 COPIES OF SAID STATEMENT FOR RESIDENTS.
   § 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2803-c-1
 to read as follows:
   §  2803-C-1.  RIGHTS  OF PATIENTS IN CERTAIN MEDICAL FACILITIES; LONG-
 TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL REQUIRE  THAT  EVERY
 NURSING  HOME  AND  RESIDENTIAL  HEALTH  CARE  FACILITY PROVIDING HEALTH
 RELATED SERVICE, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISIONS TWO AND THREE AND  PARAGRAPH
 (B)  OF  SUBDIVISION  FOUR  OF  SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE OF THIS
 ARTICLE, PROMINENTLY POST IN EACH RESIDENT'S ROOM,  CONTACT  INFORMATION
 FOR  THE  STATE  AND  REGIONAL  OFFICES  OF THE LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN
 PROGRAM AS PROVIDED FOR IN SECTION TWO HUNDRED  EIGHTEEN  OF  THE  ELDER
 LAW,  AS  WELL  AS  CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE.
 SUCH NURSING HOMES AND RESIDENTIAL HEALTH  CARE  FACILITIES  SHALL  ALSO
 PROVIDE  UPDATED  CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE STATE AND REGIONAL OFFICES
 AND FACILITY REPRESENTATIVES TO ALL RESIDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES TWICE A
 YEAR.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately  provided,  however,  that
 the  provisions  of section two of this act shall take effect on the one
 hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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