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A00444 Summary:

BILL NO    A00444 

SAME AS    No Same as 

SPONSOR    Gottfried

COSPNSR    Galef, Gunther, Paulin, Hooper, Titone, Lavine, Markey, Schimel,

MLTSPNSR   Clark, Colton, 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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