File #: Int 0430-2022    Version: * Name: Study by the dept of health and mental hygiene on the causes of rising wait times in emergency departments.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Hospitals
On agenda: 5/19/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to a study by the department of health and mental hygiene on the causes of rising wait times in emergency departments
Sponsors: Carlina Rivera , Robert F. Holden, Farah N. Louis, Sandy Nurse, Shekar Krishnan, Lincoln Restler
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to study the causes of prolonged wait times at emergency departments, as well as the effects such wait times have on patients’ health. The report would be due June 1, 2023.
Indexes: Report Required, Sunset Date Applies
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 430, 2. Int. No. 430, 3. May 19, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-19-22

Int. No. 430

 

By Council Members Rivera, Holden, Louis, Nurse, Krishnan and Restler

 

A Local Law in relation to a study by the department of health and mental hygiene on the causes of rising wait times in emergency departments

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. a. The department of health and mental hygiene shall conduct a study analyzing the wait times in emergency departments in hospitals located within the 5 boroughs. Such study shall consist of a comprehensive analysis of the potential causes of delay and the effect such delays have on: (i) the delivery of health care services; and (ii) disparities in health care.

b. No later than June 1, 2023, the department shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the city council a report summarizing the results of such study, disaggregated by each such hospital.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately and expires and is deemed repealed upon submission of the report required by subdivision b of section 1 of this local law.

 

 

 

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