senate Bill S8285

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to an investigation of the health department's pandemic response with regard to nursing homes and adult care and assisted living facilities

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Feb 09, 2022 referred to health

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S8285 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9532
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Health

S8285 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of health to conduct an investigation of the department's performance, compliance and enforcement of applicable state laws, rules, regulations, and directives or executive orders, with respect to mitigating the impact of COVID-19 in nursing homes, adult care facilities, and assisted living residences, and to propose a pandemic response plan for future disease outbreaks.

S8285 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8285 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8285
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 9, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  TEDISCO,  SERINO, ORTT, AKSHAR, BORRELLO, JORDAN,
   OBERACKER, O'MARA, PALUMBO, RITCHIE, STEC -- read  twice  and  ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
 AN  ACT directing the commissioner of health to conduct an investigation
   of the department's performance, compliance and enforcement of  appli-
   cable  state  laws,  rules,  regulations,  and directives or executive
   orders, with respect to mitigating the impact of COVID-19  in  nursing
   homes,  adult  care  facilities,  and  assisted living residences; and
   providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration there-
   of
 
   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. "Department" shall mean the department of health of  the  state  of
 New York;
   b.  "Commissioner"  shall mean the commissioner of health of the state
 of New York;
   c. "Nursing home" shall have the same meaning as such term is  defined
 in subdivision 2 of section 2801 of the public health law;
   d.  "Adult  care  facility"  shall have the same meaning as defined in
 subdivision 21 of section 2 of the social services law;
   e. "Assisted living residence" shall have the same meaning as  defined
 in  subdivision  1 of section 4651 of the public health law, as added by
 chapter 2 of the laws of 2004;
   f. "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  an  article 28 licensed facility 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;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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