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Meeting Name: Committee on Health Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/23/2023 10:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Jointly with the Committee on Hospitals
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Int 0844-2022 *Julie Menin  Establishing an office of healthcare accountability.IntroductionThis bill would establish an Office of Healthcare Accountability. This office would audit city expenditures on employee-related health care costs, and make recommendations on how to lower these costs. It would also be required to create a publicly accessible website that provides information on the costs of hospital procedures and summarizes the cost transparency of each hospital. Finally, it would also be required to, where feasible, report on the factors external to hospitals such as the operating and profit margin of major insurance providers.   Not available Not available
Int 0912-2023 *Mercedes Narcisse  Requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to prepare and submit a plan to improve nurse staffing levels at hospitals.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to prepare a plan to improve nurse staffing levels at hospitals. The Department would prepare the plan in consultation with the Health and Hospitals Corporation and nurses employed by city hospitals. The plan would include a strategy to reduce the nurse-to-patient ratio, suggest a safe nurse-to-patient ratio, and address ways to increase and strengthen the nursing workforce. The report would be due to the Speaker of the Council and the Mayor by January 1, 2024.   Not available Not available
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