NY A02954 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly

Status

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 87-14)
Status: Introduced on January 28 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-01-28 - referred to health
Pending: Assembly Health Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

Summary

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.

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Title

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.

Sponsors

Asm. Aileen Gunther [D]Asm. Richard Gottfried [D]Asm. Linda Rosenthal [D]Asm. Harry Bronson [D]
Asm. William Colton [D]Asm. Michael Benedetto [D]Asm. Ellen Jaffee [D]Asm. William Magnarelli [D]
Asm. Michael Miller [D]Asm. Mark Weprin [D]Asm. Jose Rivera [D]Asm. Sean Ryan [D]
Asm. Jeffrion Aubry [D]Asm. Steven Otis [D]Asm. Phillip Steck [D]Asm. Angelo Santabarbara [D]
Asm. Kenneth Zebrowski [D]Asm. Walter Mosley [D]Asm. Felix Ortiz [D]Asm. Michele Titus [D]
Asm. Thomas Abinanti [D]Asm. Charles Barron [D]Asm. Rebecca Seawright [D]Asm. Latrice Walker [D]
Asm. Rodneyse Bichotte [D]Asm. Diane Richardson [D]Asm. Alicia Hyndman [D]Asm. Crystal Peoples-Stokes [D]
Asm. Victor Pichardo [D]Asm. Latoya Joyner [D]Asm. Kimberly Jean-Pierre [D]Asm. Joseph Lentol [D]
Asm. Nily Rozic [D]Asm. Ron Kim [D]Asm. Andrew Hevesi [D]Asm. Daniel O'Donnell [D]
Asm. Erik Dilan [D]Asm. Maritza Davila [D]Asm. Pamela Hunter [D]Asm. Michael Blake [D]
Asm. Jaime Williams [D]Asm. Robert Carroll [D]Asm. Anthony D'Urso [D]Asm. Carrie Woerner [D]
Asm. Stacey Pheffer Amato [D]Asm. D. Billy Jones [D]Asm. Tremaine Wright [D]Asm. Clyde Vanel [D]
Asm. Yuh-line Niou [D]Asm. Alfred Taylor [D]Asm. Carmen Arroyo [D]Asm. Jeffrey Dinowitz [D]
Asm. Inez Dickens [D]Asm. Monica Wallace [D]Asm. Doug Smith [R]Asm. Michael Montesano [R]
Asm. Kevin Byrne [R]Asm. Karl Brabenec [R]Asm. Patrick Burke [D]Asm. Karines Reyes [D]
Asm. Steve Stern [D]Asm. Michael LiPetri [R]Asm. Charles Lavine [D]Asm. John Salka [R]
Asm. Nader Sayegh [D]Asm. Jonathan Jacobson [D]Asm. Karen McMahon [D]Asm. Peter Abbate [D]
Asm. Joseph DeStefano [R]Asm. Colin Schmitt [R]Asm. Catherine Nolan [D]Asm. Charles Fall [D]
Asm. Angelo Morinello [R]Asm. Brian Barnwell [D]Asm. David Buchwald [D]Asm. Kevin Cahill [D]
Asm. Vivian Cook [D]Asm. Marcos Crespo [D]Asm. Michael Cusick [D]Asm. Steven Cymbrowitz [D]
Asm. Michael DenDekker [D]Asm. Steven Englebright [D]Asm. Patricia Fahy [D]Asm. Sandra Galef [D]
Asm. Deborah Glick [D]Asm. Mark Johns [R]Asm. Barbara Lifton [D]Asm. Donna Lupardo [D]
Asm. David McDonough [R]Asm. John Mikulin [R]Asm. Amy Paulin [D]Asm. Nick Perry [D]
Asm. Gary Pretlow [D]Asm. Edward Ra [R]Asm. Philip Ramos [D]Asm. Daniel Rosenthal [D]
Asm. Jo Simon [D]Asm. Aravella Simotas [D]Asm. Michaelle Solages [D]Asm. Fred Thiele [D]
Asm. Mary Walsh [R]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-01-28Assemblyreferred to health

Same As/Similar To

S01032 (Same As) 2019-01-10 - REFERRED TO HEALTH

New York State Sources


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