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S01785 Summary:

BILL NOS01785A
 
SAME ASSAME AS A06052
 
SPONSORSKOUFIS
 
COSPNSRMAY, RIVERA
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §2803, Pub Health L
 
Requires residential health care facilities to update residents, authorized family members, and guardians of residents of the presence of an infection and to have in their pandemic emergency plan a plan or procedure for designating a separate cohort area.
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S01785 Actions:

BILL NOS01785A
 
01/15/2021REFERRED TO HEALTH
02/25/2021AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HEALTH
02/25/2021PRINT NUMBER 1785A
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S01785 Memo:

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S01785 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         1785--A
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    January 15, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sens.  SKOUFIS,  MAY,  RIVERA  -- read twice and ordered
          printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Health
          --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
          and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN ACT to  amend  the  public  health  law,  in  relation  to  requiring
          infection updates and infection control planning in residential health
          care facilities
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Clause (A) of subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) of subdivi-
     2  sion 12 of section 2803 of the public health law, as  added  by  chapter
     3  114 of the laws of 2020, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (A)  to  update  authorized  family  members and guardians of infected
     5  residents at least once per day and upon a change in a resident's condi-
     6  tion and at least once a week to update  all  residents  and  authorized
     7  families  and  guardians  on  the number of infections and deaths at the
     8  facility, and to update all residents, authorized  family  members,  and
     9  guardians  of  residents  at  the  facility  within  twelve hours of the
    10  detection of the presence of an infection by a resident or staff member,
    11  by electronic or such other means as may be selected by  each  resident,
    12  authorized family member or guardian; and
    13    §  2.  Subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 12 of section
    14  2803 of the public health law is amended by adding a new clause  (C)  to
    15  read as follows:
    16    (C)  a  plan or procedure designating a separate cohort area during an
    17  infectious disease outbreak in the residential health care facility  for
    18  the  separation  of  residents  that  are suspected of being infectious,
    19  including the creation of a designated infectious disease care unit; and
    20    § 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
    21  have become a law.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02899-03-1
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