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A00444 Summary:

BILL NOA00444
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORGottfried
 
COSPNSRGalef, Gunther, Paulin, Hooper, Titone, Lavine, Markey, Schimel, Jaffee
 
MLTSPNSRColton, Cook, Dinowitz, McDonough, Peoples-Stokes, Perry, Rivera, Robinson, Solages, Titus
 
Amd S2805-b, Pub Health L
 
Authorizes a general hospital to identify and use immediate measures to move admitted patients from emergency departments within four hours of being admitted; provides that every general hospital shall develop planning to prevent the diversion of patients to other hospitals and the maintenance of admitted patients within emergency departments for more than four hours; stipulates that such patients should be moved to alternative appropriate locations in the hospital; directs general hospitals to plan to prevent diversion of patients to other general hospitals; directs the commissioner of health to perform periodic inspections to ensure compliance; provides for reporting and investigation of violations.
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