senate Bill S4826

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing an emergency public health transparency and accountability council

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Feb 12, 2021 referred to health

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S4826 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27-L §2799-v, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8264

S4826 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes an emergency public health transparency and accountability council to receive reports of allegations of violations of any law, regulation or executive order related to the COVID-19 outbreak, in nursing homes and adult care facilities, or any conditions or actions that otherwise put any health care provider or resident of a nursing home or adult care facility at unnecessary risk.

S4826 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4826 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4826
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  SERINO, AKSHAR, BORRELLO, BROOKS, JORDAN, ORTT --
   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 establishing an
   emergency public health transparency and accountability  council,  and
   providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   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  article
 27-L to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 27-L
      EMERGENCY PUBLIC HEALTH TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY COUNCIL
 SECTION 2799-V. EMERGENCY  PUBLIC HEALTH TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
                   COUNCIL.
   § 2799-V. EMERGENCY  PUBLIC  HEALTH  TRANSPARENCY  AND  ACCOUNTABILITY
 COUNCIL. 1. THERE SHALL BE ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT AN EMERGEN-
 CY  PUBLIC HEALTH TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY COUNCIL TO BE COMPOSED
 OF ELEVEN MEMBERS, INCLUDING THE STATE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PURSUANT
 TO SECTION TWO HUNDRED EIGHTEEN OF THE  ELDER  LAW,  EX  OFFICIO,  OR  A
 DESIGNEE,  AND  TEN MEMBERS WHO SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, WITH
 EIGHT OF THESE MEMBERS APPOINTED AS FOLLOWS:
   (A) TWO MEMBERS UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT  OF
 THE SENATE;
   (B)  TWO MEMBERS UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE
 SENATE;
   (C) TWO MEMBERS UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE SPEAKER OF  THE  ASSEM-
 BLY; AND
   (D)  TWO MEMBERS UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE
 ASSEMBLY.
   VACANCIES IN THE MEMBERSHIP OF SUCH COUNCIL SHALL  BE  FILLED  BY  THE
 APPROPRIATE  APPOINTING  AUTHORITY.  THE  GOVERNOR SHALL SELECT A CHAIR-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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