senate Bill S4847

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the New York state nursing shortage correction act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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Feb 16, 2021 referred to labor

S4847 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7128
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §211-b, Lab L; add §91-h, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A2027
2011-2012: A1745
2013-2014: A1628
2015-2016: A697
2017-2018: A868
2019-2020: A3670

S4847 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the New York state nursing shortage correction act; creates statewide nursing recruitment incentive and retention pilot initiatives; establishes the New York state nursing recruitment incentive and retention account.

S4847 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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