senate Bill S6012

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to an audit of state agency response to COVID-19 in nursing homes, adult care facilities, and assisted living residences

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 26, 2021 referred to health

S6012 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Comptroller

S6012 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the comptroller to conduct an audit of the department of health and other state agencies response to COVID-19 in nursing homes, adult care facilities, and assisted living residences including compliance with regulations and directives under the COVID-19 emergency declaration, funding for facilities, infection prevention policies, availability of staff, patient outcomes, and compliance with public information laws.

S6012 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6012 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6012
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  SERINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT relating to an audit of state  agency  response  to  COVID-19  in
   nursing  homes, adult care facilities, and assisted living residences;
   and providing for the repeal of such provisions  upon  the  expiration
   thereof

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. 1. As used in  this  act,  the  following  terms  shall  be
 defined as follows:
   a.  "Nursing home" shall have the same meaning as such term is defined
 in subdivision two of section twenty-eight hundred  one  of  the  public
 health law.
   b.  "Adult  care  facility"  shall have the same meaning as defined in
 subdivision twenty-one of section two of the social services law.
   c. "Assisted living residence" shall have the same meaning as  defined
 in  subdivision one of section forty-six hundred fifty-one of the public
 health law, as added by chapter 2 of the laws of 2004.
   d. "Step-down facility" shall refer to a COVID-19 only  nursing  home,
 adult  care  facility,  or  assisted living residence established by the
 department of health, consistent with executive order 202.81 of 2020  to
 receive  medically  stable,  but  persistently positive COVID-19 nursing
 home,  adult  care  facility,  or  assisted  living  residence  eligible
 patients transferred from a facility licensed under article twenty-eight
 of  the public health law until such time the patient tests negative for
 COVID-19, or is deemed medically  safe  for  discharge  by  a  qualified
 licensed health care professional under the education law.
   e.  "Direct  care  worker"  shall mean any employee of a nursing home,
 adult care facility, or assisted living residence who is responsible for
 patient handling or patient assessment as a regular or  incidental  part
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10637-01-1

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