BILL NO S02434
SAME AS A06706
Amd S2803, Pub Health L
Requires all hospitals to establish, utilize and complete a checklist for each
intensive care medical procedure performed in the hospital.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
January 23, 2015
Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed,
and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring hospi-
tals to establish and utilize procedural medical checklists for the
provision of all intensive care unit medical procedures
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Section 2803 of the public health law is amended by adding
2 a new subdivision 11 to read as follows:
3 11. The commissioner shall by rule or regulation require every hospi-
4 tal to establish, utilize and complete a checklist for each intensive
5 care unit medical procedure performed or occurring at such hospital.
6 Such checklists shall be designed and used for the purposes of reducing
7 infections and related illnesses, improving the health and safety of
8 patients, and ensuring that the necessary equipment, supplies, facili-
9 ties and personnel are available for the conduct of the intensive care
10 medical procedure. All such rules and regulations shall be promulgated
11 and implemented within one hundred eighty days of the effective date of
12 this subdivision.
13 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.