Bill Text: NY A00212 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to central venous lines; requires hospitals upon discharge of a patient who has a condition that requires a central venous line after discharge, to consult with the designated caregiver to determine his or her capabilities and limitations.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-4)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-01-23 - REFERRED TO HEALTH [A00212 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A00212-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
            S. 474                                                    A. 212
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                SENATE - ASSEMBLY
                                     January 9, 2019
        IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sens. CARLUCCI, HOYLMAN, MAYER, PERSAUD,
          SAVINO -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
          committed to the Committee on Health
        IN  ASSEMBLY  --  Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GALEF, DINOWITZ, WILLIAMS,
          RAIA,  BYRNE,  NORRIS  --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A. DE LA ROSA,
          ENGLEBRIGHT, SIMON -- read once  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the public health law, in relation to central venous
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Section  2994-ll  of  the public health law is amended by
     2  adding a  new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
     3    4. Discharge of any patients who have  a  condition  that  requires  a
     4  central venous line. As part of discharge planning for patients who will
     5  be discharged from a hospital with a central venous line, the identified
     6  caregiver  shall  be  consulted  as soon as possible, but not later than
     7  twenty-four hours prior to discharge, regarding his or her  capabilities
     8  and  limitations  in  administering  medications  and  providing  proper
     9  central venous line care. In the event that the identified caregiver  is
    10  unwilling  or  unable  to confidently provide proper care of the central
    11  venous line, appropriate services, which may include but not be  limited
    12  to home health care services, shall be ordered.
    13    §  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately. Effective immediately,
    14  the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or  regulation  neces-
    15  sary  for  the  implementation  of  this  act  on its effective date are
    16  authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.