|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to health|
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to health|
senate Bill S597
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S597 (ACTIVE) - Details
S597 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S597 SPONSOR: MAY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to enacting the "New York state nursing home virtual visitation act" PURPOSE: This bill establishes certain provisions to enhance the ability of nurs- ing home residents and their families to connect virtually by allowing the installation of remote monitoring and video conferencing equipment, as well as strengthening notification requirements for the state long- term care ombuds program. This virtual visitation and increased notifi- cation requirement will assist families to remain connected and informed about their loved ones. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Sets short title.
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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