senate Bill S877

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to review of policies and practices relating to COVID-19 outbreaks in correctional facilities, including the treatment and prevention of the disease among inmates and staff

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 16, 2021 signed chap.45
Feb 12, 2021 delivered to governor
Feb 01, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.42
substituted for a984
Jan 25, 2021 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 11, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.30
Jan 06, 2021 referred to rules

S877 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A984
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §206, Pub Health L (as proposed in S.8315-A & A.10463-A)

S877 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the review of policies and practices relating to COVID-19 outbreaks in correctional facilities, including the treatment and prevention of the disease among inmates and staff.

S877 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S877 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    877
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to review of policies
   and practices relating to COVID-19 outbreaks in  correctional  facili-
   ties,  including  the  treatment  and  prevention of the disease among
   inmates and staff
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivision 26 of section 206 of the public health law, as
 amended by a chapter of the laws of 2020 amending the public health law,
 relating to review of policies and practices relating to any  infectious
 disease outbreak in correctional facilities, including the treatment and
 prevention of the disease among inmates and staff, as proposed in legis-
 lative  bills  numbers  S.8315-A  and  A.10463-A,  is amended to read as
 follows:
   26. The commissioner is hereby authorized and directed to  review  any
 policy  or  practice instituted in facilities operated by the department
 of corrections and community supervision, and in all local  correctional
 facilities,  as  defined  in  subdivision  sixteen of section two of the
 correction law, regarding human immunodeficiency virus  (HIV),  acquired
 immunodeficiency  syndrome  (AIDS),  hepatitis  C  (HCV),  and [emerging
 infectious diseases] COVID-19, including the prevention  of  the  trans-
 mission  of  and  the  treatment  of  such infections and diseases among
 inmates. Such review shall be performed AT  LEAST  annually[,  and  more
 frequently as determined by the commissioner], and shall focus on wheth-
 er  such  policy  or  practice  is  consistent  with  current, generally
 accepted medical standards and procedures used  to  prevent  the  trans-
 mission  of and to treat those infections and diseases among the general
 public. In performing such reviews, in order to  determine  the  quality
 and  adequacy  of  care and treatment provided, department personnel are
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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