|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 12, 2021||referred to health|
senate Bill S4826
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4826 (ACTIVE) - Details
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
BILL NUMBER: S4826 SPONSOR: SERINO TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: To ensure all steps are taken to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on residents of nursing homes and adult care facilities. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Creates a new section 2799-V of the public health law to establish the Emergency Public Health Transparency and Accountability Council, comprised of the state long-term care ombudsman, or a designee, and two members each appointed by the governor, the temporary president of the senate, the minority leader of the senate, the speaker of the
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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