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File #: Int 1053-2013    Version: Name: Tracking of persons with special medical needs during and after emergency conditions.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 6/12/2013
Enactment date: 8/12/2013 Law number: 2013/058
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to special medical needs shelters operated during and after certain emergency events.
Sponsors: Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Jessica S. Lappin, Charles Barron, Gale A. Brewer, Fernando Cabrera , Margaret S. Chin, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Inez E. Dickens, Mathieu Eugene, Robert Jackson, Letitia James, Peter A. Koo, G. Oliver Koppell, Karen Koslowitz, Brad S. Lander, Rosie Mendez, Annabel Palma, Donovan J. Richards, Deborah L. Rose, Michael C. Nelson, Stephen T. Levin, James F. Gennaro, Vincent J. Gentile, Sara M. Gonzalez, David G. Greenfield, Daniel Dromm , James G. Van Bramer, Jumaane D. Williams, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 29
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 1053 - 6/12/13, 2. Committee Report 6/20/13, 3. Hearing Testimony 6/20/13, 4. Hearing Transcript 6/20/13, 5. Committee Report 7/23/13, 6. Hearing Transcript 7/23/13, 7. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 8. Fiscal Impact Statement, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-24-13, 10. Mayor's Letter, 11. Local Law 58
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
8/12/2013AMaria Del Carmen Arroyo City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/12/2013AMaria Del Carmen Arroyo Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/12/2013AMaria Del Carmen Arroyo Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/24/2013AMaria Del Carmen Arroyo City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/24/2013AMaria Del Carmen Arroyo City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/23/2013*Maria Del Carmen Arroyo Committee on Public Safety Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/23/2013*Maria Del Carmen Arroyo Committee on Public Safety Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/23/2013*Maria Del Carmen Arroyo Committee on Public Safety Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/23/2013AMaria Del Carmen Arroyo Committee on Public Safety Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/2013*Maria Del Carmen Arroyo Committee on Public Safety Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/2013*Maria Del Carmen Arroyo Committee on Public Safety Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/12/2013*Maria Del Carmen Arroyo City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/12/2013*Maria Del Carmen Arroyo City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 1053-A
 
By Council Members Arroyo, Lappin, Barron, Brewer, Cabrera, Chin, Comrie, Dickens, Eugene, Jackson, James, Koo, Koppell, Koslowitz, Lander, Mendez, Palma, Richards, Rose, Nelson, Levin, Gennaro, Gentile, Gonzalez, Greenfield, Dromm, Van Bramer, Williams and Ulrich
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to special medical needs shelters operated during and after certain emergency events.
 
 
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 30-110 to read as follows:
§ 30-110 Special medical needs shelters. The commissioner, in consultation with relevant federal, state and local agencies, shall develop or update a plan no later than December first, two thousand thirteen for the tracking of persons in special medical needs shelters established as a result of coastal storms and other severe weather and natural disaster events. Such plan shall include but not be limited to the following features, provided that nothing herein shall be construed to interfere with the ability of agencies responding to an emergency to implement plans, modify plans, or take steps not described in any written plan, in a manner appropriate to circumstances particular to that emergency:
a. a mechanism to adequately track persons who enter or exit a special medical needs shelter;
b. a mechanism for the dissemination of bracelets or other wearable identification devices to be used on a voluntary basis by any person entering a special medical needs shelter if such device has not been provided by the state, which shall include to the extent permitted by state and federal law such person's name, address, emergency contact information, and information provided regarding the medical needs of such person, or an identification number or other identifier that will enable the shelter operator to locate such information;
c. a mechanism to track the medical needs of any person using a special medical needs shelter if such mechanism has not been provided by the state and to the extent information regarding such medical needs is available, including but not limited to needed medications;
d. a mechanism for enabling persons who use special medical needs shelters and who do not object to disclosure of their location to be contacted by their family members and guardians, including the establishment of a designated point of contact for such information and a description of how such mechanism will be publicized; and
e. a mechanism for consulting community based organizations and service providers with relevant expertise, including but not limited to those representing the interests of individuals with special medical needs, in regard to the development of such plan.
§ 2.  This local law shall take effect immediately.
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