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A05847 Summary:

COSPNSRGottfried, Weinstein, Jacobson, Buttenschon, Anderson, Otis, Sayegh, Stirpe, Dinowitz, Sillitti, Simon, Glick, Vanel, Lunsford, Cahill, Barron, Rosenthal L, Pichardo, Richardson, Bronson, Zebrowski, Thiele, Williams, Bichotte Hermelyn, Carroll, Lupardo, McMahon, Abinanti, Gallagher, Stern, Forrest, Cruz, Nolan, Clark, Jackson, Perry, Santabarbara, Peoples-Stokes, Hunter, Griffin, Galef
Add §2803-z, Pub Health L
Relates to antimicrobial resistance prevention and education; requires every general hospital and nursing home to establish and implement an antimicrobial stewardship program and establish and implement training regarding antimicrobial resistance and infection prevention and control.
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A05847 Actions:

02/26/2021referred to health
03/01/2021reported referred to rules
03/02/2021rules report cal.31
03/02/2021ordered to third reading rules cal.31
03/04/2021passed assembly
03/04/2021delivered to senate
03/10/2021SUBSTITUTED FOR S2191
03/10/20213RD READING CAL.353
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A05847 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
SPONSOR: Woerner
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to antimicrobial resistance prevention and education   PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to improve patient outcomes by reducing the spread of infections. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would require hospitals and nursing homes to establish an antimicrobial stewardship program and ensure that appropriate personnel receive anti- microbial resistance training.   JUSTIFICATION: The goal of antimicrobial stewardship programs is to optimize antibiotic prescribing and avoid antimicrobial resistance in patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all hospitals and nursing homes implement adopt these programs, which will help to reduce adverse events, prevent emergence of resistance, and lead to better patient outcomes.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None   EFFECTIVE DATE: Ninety days succeeding enactment.
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A05847 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 26, 2021
        Introduced  by M. of A. WOERNER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Health
        AN ACT to amend the public health  law,  in  relation  to  antimicrobial
          resistance prevention and education
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
     2  2803-z to read as follows:
     3    § 2803-z. Antimicrobial resistance prevention and education. 1.  Every
     4  general hospital and nursing home shall establish and implement an anti-
     5  microbial stewardship program that meets or exceeds federal Medicare and
     6  Medicaid  conditions  of  participation  for  antimicrobial  stewardship
     7  programs in health care facilities.  Additionally,  such  program  shall
     8  incorporate  an  ongoing  process  to measure the impact of the program,
     9  including review, at least annually, of antimicrobial  utilization  data
    10  with development of response plans for high or increasing utilization.
    11    2.  Every general hospital and nursing home shall establish and imple-
    12  ment  training  regarding   antimicrobial   resistance   and   infection
    13  prevention and control, or ensure that such training has taken place, in
    14  addition  to or within existing infection control training programs, for
    15  all individuals licensed or certified pursuant to  title  eight  of  the
    16  education  law  and  who are required to complete coursework or training
    17  regarding infection control pursuant to section two hundred  thirty-nine
    18  of  this  chapter  or section sixty-five hundred five-b of the education
    19  law.
    20    3. The commissioner shall make such rules and regulations  as  may  be
    21  necessary and proper to carry out the provisions of this section.
    22    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    23  have become a law.    Effective  immediately,  the  addition,  amendment
    24  and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation
    25  of  this  act  on  its  effective  date  are  authorized  to be made and
    26  completed on or before such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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