Directs the department of health to make publicly available the results of all inspections conducted by the department in nursing homes and other residential health care facilities in the state during the COVID-19 state disaster emergency.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
January 16, 2021
Introduced by Sen. MAY -- 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 directing the
department of health to make publicly available the results of all
inspections conducted by such department in nursing homes and other
residential health care facilities in the state during the COVID-19
state disaster emergency and thereafter
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 2803 of the public health law is
2 amended by adding a new paragraph (a-1) to read as follows:
3 (a-1) The commissioner shall publish on the department's website with-
4 in thirty days, in a location accessible to the public, the results of
5 all inspections conducted in a nursing home. Any patient-identifying
6 information shall be redacted, and the publication on the website shall
7 state the reason for such redaction.
8 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
9 the department of health shall be responsible for publishing all
10 inspections conducted on or after March 7, 2020.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.