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A00746 Summary:

BILL NOA00746A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S00328-A
 
SPONSORRosenthal (MS)
 
COSPNSRMillman, Jaffee, Cook, Weprin, Gottfried, Otis, Hevesi
 
MLTSPNSRGlick, Jacobs, Perry, Sweeney, Weisenberg
 
Amd S2803-i, add S2803-t, Pub Health L
 
Requires a large-print version, or the patient's request an audio recording of the discharge plan and preadmission information to be provided to all blind and visually impaired patients according to the preference of such patient or such patient's representative.
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A00746 Actions:

BILL NOA00746A
 
01/09/2013referred to health
01/24/2013reported
01/24/2013advanced to third reading cal.7
02/11/2013amended on third reading (t) 746a
02/28/2013passed assembly
02/28/2013delivered to senate
02/28/2013REFERRED TO HEALTH
01/08/2014DIED IN SENATE
01/08/2014RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
01/08/2014ordered to third reading cal.43
03/04/2014passed assembly
03/04/2014delivered to senate
03/04/2014REFERRED TO HEALTH
05/20/2014SUBSTITUTED FOR S328A
05/20/20143RD READING CAL.556
05/21/2014PASSED SENATE
05/21/2014RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
07/11/2014delivered to governor
07/22/2014signed chap.92
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A00746 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A746A
 
SPONSOR: Rosenthal (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to providing all blind and visually impaired patients with a large print version or, upon request of the patient, with an audio recording of the discharge plan and preadmission information   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill directs hospitals to provide all blind and visually impaired patients with an audio recording of their discharge plan.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one adds a new subdivision 9 to section 2803-i of the public health law that directs hospitals to provide all blind and visually impaired patients with an audio recording of their discharge plan. Section two sets out the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: It is often difficult for patients to remember the extensive instructions given to them by their doctors upon discharge from a hospital. Blind or visually impaired patients might also have trouble writing down instructions, which would compound the difficulty of remembering them. This bill requires hospitals to provide blind and visually impaired patients with a large-print version, or upon their request, an audio recording of their discharge plan so they will have access to their doctor's instructions once they leave the hospital. This bill is necessary to ensure that such patients are able to access and follow the instructions given by their doctors.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.1469A of 2011-2012; A6671B of 2009-2010.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law.
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A00746 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         746--A
                                                                  Cal. No. 7
 
                               2013-2014 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                       (Prefiled)
 
                                     January 9, 2013
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL,  MILLMAN,  JAFFEE,  COOK, MAISEL,
          BOYLAND, WEPRIN, GOTTFRIED -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  GLICK,
          JACOBS, SWEENEY, WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to the Committee

          on  Health  --  reported  from committee, advanced to a third reading,
          amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  on  the  order  of
          third reading
 
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public health law, in relation to providing all
          blind and visually impaired patients with a large  print  version  or,
          upon  request of the patient, with an audio recording of the discharge
          plan and preadmission information
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 9 of section 2803-i of the public health law is
     2  renumbered  subdivision  10  and a new subdivision 9 is added to read as
     3  follows:
     4    9. Upon discharge of a blind or visually impaired patient, a  hospital
     5  shall  offer  to  provide  the patient's discharge plan in a large print

     6  version or, at the patient's or patient's representative's  request,  as
     7  an  audio  recording,  to  be  made  available  to  such patient or such
     8  patient's representative on compact disc or other medium as the hospital
     9  may offer, or as an electronically transmitted digital file, in addition
    10  to a written copy of the discharge plan.
    11    § 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new  section  2803-t
    12  to read as follows:
    13    §  2803-t. Preadmission information. Any hospital that provides pread-
    14  mission information to a  patient,  shall  offer  a  blind  or  visually
    15  impaired patient a large print version or, at the patient's or patient's
    16  representative's  request,  an  audio recording, to be made available to

    17  such patient or such patient's representative on compact disc  or  other
    18  medium  as  the  hospital may offer, or as an electronically transmitted
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02139-02-3

        A. 746--A                           2
 
     1  digital file, in addition to a written copy of any preadmission informa-
     2  tion.
     3    §  3.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
     4  have become a law.
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