Bill Text: NY A03839 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Authorizes the department of health take certain actions for the purpose of supporting home care and community based sepsis prevention, screening, intervention and education.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 20-6)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-18 - substituted by s1817 [A03839 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A03839-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 31, 2019
        Introduced  by  M. of A. McDONALD, TAYLOR, DICKENS, ARROYO, ENGLEBRIGHT,
          STERN,  LAWRENCE,  ASHBY, ABBATE, CROUCH, NIOU, SIMON -- read once and
          referred to the Committee on Health
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in  relation  to  home  care  and
          community  based sepsis prevention, screening, intervention and educa-
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
     2  3620-a to read as follows:
     3    § 3620-a. Sepsis. 1.  The  department  may  provide  support  for  the
     4  following  objectives  and  activities to promote community based sepsis
     5  prevention, screening, intervention and education in  the  state,  which
     6  may  include,  within available funds and upon the approval of the state
     7  director of the budget, grants or supplementation of reimbursement rates
     8  to providers. Such supported objectives and activities may include,  but
     9  are not limited to, on a voluntary home care agency basis:
    10    (a)  home  care  agency  integration  into  electronic  health records
    11  systems of a standardized sepsis screening  and  intervention  tool  for
    12  home  care  that  meets  adopted  industry standards and synchronizes to
    13  sepsis criteria utilized in hospitals according to departmental protocol
    14  requirements for hospitals;
    15    (b) timely and synchronized exchange of health information  on  behalf
    16  of  patients  meeting  or  suspected  to meet sepsis criteria, with such
    17  exchange between home care agencies integrating the standardized  sepsis
    18  tool,  and  emergency  medical  services providers, hospitals, patients'
    19  primary care practitioners, and other clinical partners, as applicable;
    20    (c) establishment and implementation of  sepsis  collaboratives  under
    21  the  hospital-home  care-physician  collaboration  program under section
    22  twenty-eight hundred five-x of this chapter, the purpose of which  shall
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  be  to  pilot  test the effectiveness of collaboratives in promoting the
     2  goals of this section, as well as to pilot the development  of  clinical
     3  pathways and interdisciplinary care plans for effective care transition,
     4  post-hospital discharge care, and subsequent sepsis prevention and read-
     5  mission avoidance for sepsis survivors;
     6    (d)  home  care  agency  sepsis  education and training of home health
     7  aides, personal care aides, and family caregivers;
     8    (e) community outreach and public and provider education conducted  by
     9  home care agencies, and by home care in conjunction with continuum part-
    10  ners,  including  hospitals,  physicians,  emergency  medical  services,
    11  health plans, nursing homes and  others,  as  well  as  with  state  and
    12  national  sepsis  public  education  organizations,  including  the Rory
    13  Staunton Foundation for  Sepsis  Prevention  and  Sepsis  Alliance.  The
    14  purpose  of  such education shall be to foster directly, and in partner-
    15  ship with providers, an effective sepsis response across  the  continuum
    16  of  care,  as  well  as  increased  public awareness and education about
    17  sepsis and sepsis prevention.
    18    2. The department shall issue guidance to home care and other applica-
    19  ble providers on the implementation of this section.
    20    § 2. The commissioner of health shall, within eighteen months  of  the
    21  effective  date  of this act, provide information to the legislature and
    22  governor on the activities supported by and outcomes  achieved  by  this
    23  act  in relation to sepsis awareness, prevention, intervention and miti-
    24  gation.
    25    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately. Effective immediately the
    26  addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule  or  regulation  necessary
    27  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized
    28  to be made on or before such date.