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File #: Int 0440-2014    Version: Name: Health services in city correctional facilities.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 8/21/2014
Enactment date: 6/16/2015 Law number: 2015/058
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to health services in city correctional facilities.
Sponsors: Corey D. Johnson, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Inez D. Barron, Margaret S. Chin, Daniel Dromm , Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Peter A. Koo, Stephen T. Levin, Rosie Mendez, I. Daneek Miller, Donovan J. Richards, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Helen K. Rosenthal, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Andrew Cohen, Mathieu Eugene, Carlos Menchaca, Ben Kallos, Brad S. Lander, James G. Van Bramer, The Public Advocate (Ms. James)
Council Member Sponsors: 21
Summary: This bill would require quarterly reporting from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) that includes any physical or mental health performance indicators reported to them by any healthcare provider in jails. This information is currently provided to DOHMH by the provider at the Rikers Island jail complex pursuant to contract. This bill would require that the Council and Mayor receive these reports, and that they are posted online. Even if no performance indicators were reported to DOHMH by a healthcare provider at City jails, DOHMH would be required to issue a quarterly report covering five areas of inmate health—intake, follow-up care, patient safety, preventable hospitalizations, and preventable errors in medical care.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 440-A, 2. Int. No. 440 - 8/21/14, 3. Committee Report 3/3/15, 4. Hearing Testimony 3/3/15, 5. Hearing Transcript 3/3/15, 6. Committee Report 5/26/15, 7. Hearing Transcript 5/26/15, 8. May 27, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-27-15, 10. Fiscal Impact Statement, 11. Mayor's Letter, 12. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 27, 2015, 13. Local Law 58
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
6/16/2015ACorey D. Johnson City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/16/2015ACorey D. Johnson Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/16/2015ACorey D. Johnson Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/27/2015ACorey D. Johnson City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/27/2015ACorey D. Johnson City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/26/2015*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/26/2015*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Health Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/26/2015*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Health Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/26/2015ACorey D. Johnson Committee on Health Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/3/2015*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/3/2015*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/3/2015*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Health Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/3/2015*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/21/2014*Corey D. Johnson City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/21/2014*Corey D. Johnson City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 440-A
 
By Council Members Johnson, Arroyo, Barron, Chin, Dromm, Espinal, Koo, Levin, Mendez, Miller, Richards, Rodriguez, Rosenthal, Crowley, Cohen, Eugene, Menchaca, Kallos, Lander, Van Bramer and the Public Advocate (Ms. James)
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to health services in city correctional facilities.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter one of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-199 to read as follows:
§ 17-199 Health services in correctional facilities.  a. The department shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council no later than July 15, 2015, and every three months thereafter, a report regarding the medical and mental health services provided to inmates in city correctional facilities during the previous three calendar months that includes, but need not be limited to:
(i) performance indicators reported to the department by any entity providing such services;
(ii) a description of the methodology used in measuring such performance;
(iii) the metrics utilized to determine whether  such performance measures meet targets established by the department and any entity providing such services;
(iv) the results of such determinations; and
(v) any actions that the department has taken or plans to take in response to the data reported, including the imposition of liquidated damages.
b. The report required by subdivision a of this section shall also be posted on the department's website, with the data in such report posted in a non-proprietary searchable machine-readable format, and shall be maintained on such website for no fewer than ten years.
c. If no such performance indicators relating to (i) intake, (ii) follow-up care, (iii) patient safety, (iv) preventable hospitalizations, or (v) preventable errors in medical care, are reported to the department, the department shall include performance data relating to such indicators as a part of the report required by subdivision a of this section.
d. Notwithstanding any other requirement of this section, personally identifiable information contained in health records shall not be included in the report required by subdivision a of this section if such disclosure of such information would violate any federal, state or local law or regulation.
§ 2. This local law shall take effect immediately.
KET/DSS
LS 2015/2014
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