senate Bill S597

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the "New York state nursing home virtual visitation act"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Jan 06, 2021 referred to health

S597 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6350
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 28-F §§2900 - 2900-i, §2808-e, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8591, A10968

S597 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "New York state nursing home virtual visitation act".

S597 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S597 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    597
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 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 enacting the  "New
   York state nursing home virtual visitation act"

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "New York state nursing home virtual visitation act".
   §  2. The public health law is amended by adding a new article 28-F to
 read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 28-F
          VIRTUAL VISITATION AND MONITORING OF NURSING HOME CARE
 SECTION 2900. DEFINITIONS.
         2900-A. MONITORING DEVICE; AUTHORIZATION AND USE.
         2900-B. MONITORING DEVICE OPTION; INSTALLATION; CONSENT OF RESI-
                   DENTS IN SHARED ROOMS; ACCOMMODATION BY NURSING HOME.
         2900-C. CONSENT; WAIVER.
         2900-D. AUTHORIZATION FORM; CONTENT.
         2900-E. IMMUNITY; UNAUTHORIZED USE.
         2900-F. PROHIBITED ACTS; CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES.
         2900-G. PUBLIC NOTICE; SIGNAGE OF ELECTRONIC MONITORING DEVICE.
         2900-H. REPORTING ABUSE AND NEGLECT.
         2900-I. ADMINISTRATIVE RULEMAKING.
   § 2900. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, THE TERM:
   1. (A) "MONITORING DEVICE" MEANS:
   (I) A SURVEILLANCE INSTRUMENT THAT TRANSMITS AND RECORDS ACTIVITY  AND
 IS NOT CONNECTED TO THE NURSING HOME'S COMPUTER NETWORK; AND
   (II)  A COMPUTER, TABLET, PHONE, SMART DISPLAY OR ANY OTHER ELECTRONIC
 DEVICE THAT CAN BE USED FOR VIDEO CONFERENCING.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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