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File #: Int 1073-2013    Version: * Name: Evacuation of persons with special medical needs during and after emergency conditions.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 6/12/2013
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the evacuation of persons with special medical needs during and after emergency conditions.
Sponsors: Donovan J. Richards, Jessica S. Lappin, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Charles Barron, Gale A. Brewer, Margaret S. Chin, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Inez E. Dickens, Lewis A. Fidler, Letitia James, Peter A. Koo, G. Oliver Koppell, Brad S. Lander, Rosie Mendez, Michael C. Nelson, Annabel Palma, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Daniel R. Garodnick, James G. Van Bramer, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Ruben Wills, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 22
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 6/20/13, 2. Hearing Testimony 6/20/13, 3. Hearing Transcript 6/20/13
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2013*Donovan J. Richards City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/2013*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Public Safety Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/2013*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Public Safety Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/12/2013*Donovan J. Richards City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/12/2013*Donovan J. Richards City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 1073
 
By Council Members Richards, Lappin, Arroyo, Barron, Brewer, Chin, Comrie, Dickens, Fidler, James, Koo, Koppell, Lander, Mendez, Nelson, Palma, Rodriguez, Garodnick, Van Bramer, Mark-Viverito, Wills and Ulrich
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the evacuation of persons with special medical needs during and after emergency conditions.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 30 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 30-106 to read as follows:
ยง 30-106 Evacuation of persons with special medical needs. a. The commissioner shall develop and implement a plan no later than October 1, 2013 to ensure orderly and timely evacuations of healthcare facilities conducted during and after emergency conditions and potential incidents as such conditions and incidents are described in section 497 of the charter. Such plan shall include, but not be limited to: (1) mechanisms for ensuring the availability of adequate transportation for persons to be evacuated from healthcare facilities and coordination of such transportation; (2) a mechanism for assisting healthcare facilities with limited communications ability in accessing and updating the New York state hospital emergency response data system or any subsequent electronic data system designed to monitor the availability of beds at healthcare facilities; (3) development of paperwork or forms necessary for adequately tracking persons evacuated from healthcare facilities; (4) a description of the process for ensuring that all paperwork or forms necessary for adequately tracking persons evacuated from healthcare facilities are correctly completed and disseminated to essential parties in a timely manner; and (5) mechanisms for coordinating with appropriate New York state officials.
ยง 2.  This local law shall take effect immediately.
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