A00746 Summary:

BILL NO    A00746A

SAME AS    SAME AS S00328-A

SPONSOR    Rosenthal (MS)

COSPNSR    Millman, Jaffee, Cook, Weprin, Gottfried, Otis, Hevesi

MLTSPNSR   Glick, 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 NO    A00746A

01/09/2013 referred to health
01/24/2013 reported 
01/24/2013 advanced to third reading cal.7
02/11/2013 amended on third reading (t) 746a
02/28/2013 passed assembly
02/28/2013 delivered to senate
02/28/2013 REFERRED TO HEALTH
01/08/2014 DIED IN SENATE
01/08/2014 RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
01/08/2014 ordered to third reading cal.43
03/04/2014 passed assembly
03/04/2014 delivered to senate
03/04/2014 REFERRED TO HEALTH
05/20/2014 SUBSTITUTED FOR S328A
05/20/2014 3RD READING CAL.556
05/21/2014 PASSED SENATE
05/21/2014 RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
07/11/2014 delivered to governor
07/22/2014 signed chap.92
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A00746 Votes:

A00746A02/28/2013 123/18
AbbateYClarkYGanttYKavanagYMcKevitYRaiaNOSolagesY
AbinantYColtonYGarbariNOKearnsYMcLaughYRamosYStecY
ArroyoYCookYGibsonYKellnerYMillerYReilichNOSteckY
AubryYCorwinNOGiglioYKimYMillmanYRiveraYStevensY
BarclayYCrespoYGjonajERKolbYMontesaNORobertsYStirpeY
BarrettYCrouchYGlickYLalorNOMorelleYRobinsoYSweeneyY
BarronERCurranYGoldfedYLavineYMosleyYRodriguERTediscoY
BenedetYCusickYGoodellNOLentolYMoyaYRosaYTenneyY
BlankenYCymbrowYGottfriYLiftonYNojayNORosenthYThieleY
BorelliNODenDekkYGrafNOLope PDYNolanERRozicYTitoneY
BoylandYDinowitYGuntherYLope VJEROaksYRussellYTitusY
BraunstYDiPietrNOHawleyNOLosquadERO'DonneYRyanERWalterY
BrennanYDupreyYHeastieYLupardoYOrtizYSaladinYWeinsteY
BrindisYEnglebrYHennessYLupinacNOOtisYSantabaYWeisenbER
BronsonYEspinalYHevesiYMageeYPalmesaNOScarborYWeprinY
Brook KYFahyYHikindERMagnareYPaulinYSchimelYWrightY
BuchwalYFarrellYHooperYMaiselYPeoplesYSchimmiYZebrowsY
ButlerYFinchYJacobsYMalliotNOPerryYSepulveYMr SpkrY
CahillYFitzpatNOJaffeeYMarkeyYPretlowYSimanowY
CamaraYFriendNOJohnsYMayerYQuartYSimotasY
CastroYGabryszYJordanYMcDonalYRaYSkartadY
CerettoYGalefYKatzYMcDonouNORabbittYSkoufisY

A00746A03/04/2014 117/14
AbbateYCookYGjonajYLalorNONojayNORosenthYTitoneY
AbinantYCorwinNOGlickERLavineYNolanYRozicYTitusY
ArroyoYCrespoYGoldfedYLentolYOaksYRussellYWalterY
AubryYCrouchYGoodellYLiftonYO'DonneYRyanYWeinsteER
BarclayYCurranYGottfriYLopezYOrtizYSaladinERWeisenbER
BarrettYCusickYGrafYLupardoYOtisYSantabaYWeprinY
BenedetYCymbrowYGuntherYLupinacNOPalmesaNOScarborYWrightY
BlankenYDavilaYHawleyNOMageeYPalumboYSchimelYZebrowsY
BorelliNODenDekkYHeastieYMagnareERPaulinYSchimmiNOMr SpkrY
BoylandABDinowitYHennessYMalliotNOPeoplesYSepulveY
BraunstYDiPietrNOHevesiYMarkeyYPerryYSimanowY
BrennanYDupreyYHikindERMayerYPichardYSimotasER
BrindisYEnglebrYHooperYMcDonalYPretlowYSkartadY
BronsonYFahyYJacobsYMcDonouYQuartYSkoufisY
Brook-KYFarrellYJaffeeYMcKevitYRaYSolagesY
BuchwalYFinchYJohnsYMcLaughYRaiaYStecY
ButlerYFitzpatNOKatzYMillerYRamosERSteckY
CahillYFriendNOKavanagYMillmanYRiveraYStirpeY
CamaraYGalefYKearnsYMontesaNORobertsYSweeneyY
CerettoYGanttYKellnerYMorelleYRobinsoYTediscoY
ClarkYGarbariNOKimYMosleyYRodriguERTenneyY
ColtonYGiglioYKolbYMoyaYRosaYThieleY

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A00746 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A746A

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:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                        746--A
                                                                 Cal. No. 7

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                      (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    S 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new  section  2803-t
   12  to read as follows:
   13    S  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    S  3.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    4  have become a law.
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