|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 16, 2021||referred to labor|
senate Bill S4847
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4847 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4847 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4847 SPONSOR: REICHLIN-MELNICK TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law and the state finance law, in relation to enacting the New York state nursing shortage correction act PURPOSE: This legislation would help address the nursing shortage facing New York by creating the "New York state nursing shortage correction act" SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 names this bill the "New York state nursing shortage correction act". Section 2 states that the department is authorized to award funding to schools of nursing, other educational institutions and health care providers to develop pilot initiatives to increase the number of nurses.
S4847 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4847 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 16, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. REICHLIN-MELNICK -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor AN ACT to amend the labor law and the state finance law, in relation to enacting the New York state nursing shortage correction act THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York state nursing shortage correction act". § 2. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 211-b to read as follows: § 211-B. STATEWIDE NURSING RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE AND RETENTION PILOT INITIATIVES. THE DEPARTMENT IS AUTHORIZED, WITHIN AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED, TO AWARD FUNDING TO SCHOOLS OF NURSING, OTHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO DEVELOP PILOT INITIATIVES TO IMPROVE THE CAPACITY TO PREPARE FUTURE GENERATIONS OF ENTRY AND ADVANCED LEVEL NURS- ES. FUNDING MAY BE USED FOR: 1. RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION INCENTIVES THAT EXPAND FACULTY CAPACITY; 2. INITIAL COSTS RELATED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW AND/OR EXPANDED PROGRAMS, INCLUDING EQUIPMENT AND CAPITAL COSTS; 3. DEVELOPMENT OF CLINICAL SIMULATION LABORATORIES IN BOTH NEW AND EXISTING PROGRAMS; 4. ACADEMIC AND CLINICAL PARTNERSHIPS TO INCREASE THE USE OF EXPERT CLINICIANS TO EXPAND FACULTY CAPACITY; 5. DEVELOPMENT AND EXPANSION OF NURSING EDUCATION THAT IS INTERNET-FA- CILITATED AND/OR PROVIDED THROUGH SATELLITE COURSE-WORK; 6. INITIATIVES TO RETAIN RETIRING NURSING FACULTY AND THOSE EXPERT NURSES LEAVING CLINICAL PRACTICE TO FUNCTION IN EDUCATOR ROLES; 7. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO PREPARE NURSES FOR AN ACADEMIC CAREER; AND 8. EARLY MENTORING PROGRAMS BETWEEN SCHOOL DISTRICTS, NURSING EDUCA- TION PROGRAMS, AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO NURS- ING CAREERS. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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