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BILL S647-2011: Creates adult day services respite demonstration programs
Creates adult day services respite demonstration programs; authorizes the commissioner of health in conjunction with the director of the state office for the aging to establish the respite day demonstration programs, based upon adult day health care and social adult day services, which extends the period a caregiver can remain active in the care of elderly or disabled individuals; sets forth definitions; further sets forth reporting requirements. / Sponsor: GOLDEN Committee: HEALTH
BILL S662A-2011: Relates to establishing the New York state telehealth/telemedicine act
BILL S1577-2011: Relates to requiring instruction on organ donor awareness in all senior high schools as part of the health education curriculum
BILL S1134-2011: Establishes the "Safe Staffing for Hospital Care Act"
BILL S2464-2011: Relates to the personal expense allowance for residents of residential health care facilities receiving or eligible to receive supplemental security income payments
BILL S7735A-2011: Enacts the "safe patient handling act"
BILL S6694A-2011: Establishes a synthetic cannabinoid and substituted cathinone surrender program and relates to controlled substances; repealer
BILL S5311-2011: Requires the guardian of an incapacitated person to notify the local department of social services of the death of such incapacitated person
BILL S3672-2011: Changes references to private duty nursing services to specialized nursing services
BILL S7632-2011: Relates to prescription drugs in Medicaid managed care programs; repealer
BILL S58-2011: Enacts the "behavioral health and long-term care act"
BILL S1158-2011: Directs department of health to contract with community organizations for distribution of information on health care services and benefits available to immigrants
Directs the department of health to contract with community-based organizations and not-for-profit corporations for the provision of outreach, information and educational services to immigrants on the availability of health care services, medical assistance, emergency medical assistance, the family health plus program and the child health insurance plan. / Sponsor: PARKER Committee: HEALTH
BILL S3063-2011: Enacts the "minority mental health act" to establish the division of minority mental health within the office of mental health
Enacts the "minority mental health act" to establish the division of minority mental health within the office of mental health; such division shall be responsible for assuring that mental health programs and services are culturally and linguistically appropriate to meet the needs of racial and ethnic minorities. / Sponsor: HUNTLEY Committee: MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
BILL S7283A-2011: Legalizes the possession, manufacture, use, delivery, transfer, transport or administration of marihuana by a certified patient or designated caregiver
Legalizes the possession, acquisition, use, delivery, transfer, transport or administration of marihuana by a certified patient or designated caregiver for a certified medical use; prescribes procedures for such possession, acquisition, etc. including certification of patients by their practitioner, and that, in the practitioner's professional judgment, the serious condition should be treated with the medical use of marihuana; provides that possession or acquisition of marihuana shall be lawful under these provisions provided that the marihuana possessed does not exceed a total aggregate weight of two and a half ounces; directs the department of health to monitor such use and promulgate rules and regulations for registry identification cards; provides for reports by the department of health to the governor and legislature on the medical use of marihuana. / Sponsor: SAVINO Committee: HEALTH
BILL S4553-2011: Enacts the "safe staffing for quality care act"
Enacts the "safe staffing for quality care act" to require acute care facilities and nursing homes to implement certain direct-care nurse to patient ratios in all nursing units; sets minimum staffing requirements; requires every such facility to submit a documented staffing plan to the department on an annual basis and upon application for an operating certificate; requires acute care facilities to maintain staffing records during all shifts; authorizes nurses to refuse work assignments if the assignment exceeds the nurse's abilities or if minimum staffing is not present; requires public access to documented staffing plans; imposes civil penalties for violations of such provisions; establishes private right of action for nurses discriminated against for refusing any illegal work assignment. / Sponsor: HANNON Committee: HEALTH
BILL S7464-2011: Enacts the uniform guardianship and protective proceedings jurisdiction act
BILL S7773-2011: Direct the department of health to provide oversight of the transitioning of individuals to managed long term care operated by health maintenance organizations
BILL S7778-2011: Relates to creating the 21st century workgroup for disease elimination and reduction
Relates to creating the 21st century workgroup for disease elimination and reduction; directs the study of the severity, frequency of occurrence, likelihood of recurrence, existing animal vaccines and potential human vaccines for tuberculosis, eastern equine encephalitis virus, Lyme disease, human immunodeficiency virus, and others as determined by the commissioner; requires report. / Sponsor: RITCHIE Committee: HEALTH
BILL S5224B-2011: Relates to the ability of continuing care retirement communities to offer seniors additional service options
BILL S6475A-2011: Relates to regulations for indoor air quality in ice skating rinks using ice resurfacing equipment
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