Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'legislation'

NY Mulls Physician 'Dress Code Council' Bill

HealthLeaders Media includes a fairly lengthy review of New York's hygienic dress code bill: Physicians, nurses, and midwives might have to toss their neckties, jewelry, and lab coats under an infection prevention effort making its way through the New York...

Governor Signs Raft of Legislation Including Several Health Bills

From the Governor's Office press release September 17: Governor David A. Paterson today signed 60 bills that together will improve the safety of families and children; increase access to, and quality of, health care for New Yorkers; and increase accountability...

Governor Signs Law Expanding Dependent Coverage Options, Other Managed Care Reforms

On July 29 Governor Paterson announced that he signed Assembly 9038/Senate 6030 into law, which extends the coverage option for unmarried dependent children of policyholders from the current 19 years of age (or 21 for full-time students) to 29 years...

Governor Signs Nurse Overtime Legislation

The legislation previously reported here regarding nurse overtime was signed by Governor Paterson, as announced in an August 15 Department of Health press release: Governor David A. Paterson this week signed legislation to ban mandatory overtime for nurses in hospitals...

Governor Freezes Malpractice Rates

From an August 22 Department of Health press release: Governor David A. Paterson today announced that he has signed legislation to freeze medical malpractice rates for physicians in New York for one year in an effort to provide desperately-needed premium...

NY Legislature Wants to Revisit Berger Commission Report

The New York Times reports today that state legislative leaders Joe Bruno and Sheldon Silver would like to reconsider the conclusions of the Berger Commission report, approved last year, which made major recommendations for reconfiguring hospitals across the state: Legislators...

Governor Spitzer Signs "Jonathan's Law"

Governor Spitzer signed "Jonathan's Law" Saturday, May 5, 2007. According to the Governor's press release: Jonathan's Law makes several important changes to state law. In particular, the new law will: Require residential hygiene facilities to provide parents and guardians with...

New York's New False Claims Act

Buried in New York's Health and Mental Hygiene Budget Bill for FY2007-08 is the new "New York False Claims Act," appearing in Article XIII, page 133 of the bill signed into law by Governor Spitzer April 9, 2007 as Chapter...

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