Senate Bill #499 (2017)

AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - REGISTRATION OF NURSING ASSISTANTS

Allows for a nurse to delegate tasks to nursing assistants and authorizes the department of health to promulgate regulations that delineate delegable tasks.

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Changes since original draft

  • 2017 – S 0499
  • 2017 – S 0499 AS AMENDED
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  • S TATE OF RHODE IS L AND
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2017
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - REGISTRATION OF NURSING ASSISTANTS
  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2017
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - REGISTRATION OF NURSING ASSISTANTS
  • Introduced By: Senators DiPalma, Miller, Crowley, and Goldin
  • Date Introduced: March 02, 2017
  • Referred To: Senate Health & Human Services
  • It is enacted by the GeneralAssembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Chapter 23-17.9 of the General Laws entitled "Registration of Nursing Assistants"is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Chapter 23-17.9 of the General Laws entitled "Registration of Nursing Assistants" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
  • 23-17.9-15. Delegation.
  • (a) Allowing for a nurse to delegate tasks to nursing assistants qualifying under §23-17.9- 5 could increase independence, feasibility, and quality of health care services in home care settings with the maximum number of safeguards.
  • (b) Delegation allows a nursing assistant to perform a specific nursing activity, skill, or procedure that is outside of the nursing assistant's traditional role.
  • (c) A nursing assistant as defined in §23-17.9 who provides care to individuals in home care settings may accept delegation of nursing care tasks by a registered nurse licensed under chapter 34 of title 5.
  • (c) A nursing assistant as defined in §23-17.9 who provides care to individuals in home care settings may accept delegation of nursing care tasks by a Rhode Island registered nurse licensed under chapter 34 of title 5.
  • (d) The department of health will promulgate regulations that delineate delegable tasks, and the training and proficiency requirements that must be met before a task may be delegated.
  • SECTION 2. This act shalltake effect upon passage.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - REGISTRATION OF NURSING ASSISTANTS
  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - REGISTRATION OF NURSING ASSISTANTS
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  • This act would allow for a nurse to delegate tasks to nursing assistants and authorizes the department of health to promulgate regulations that delineate delegable tasks.
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Votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For an official vote tally, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of the vote.

Floor vote for Approval of Amendment

May 30, 2017 at 4:39pm
Yeas: 36 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 1 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Calkin Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Cote Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. DaPonte Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Doyle NV
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Fogarty Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Gee Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Jabour Y
Sen. Kettle Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y

Floor vote for Passage as Amended

May 30, 2017 at 4:40pm
Yeas: 36 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 1 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Calkin Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Cote Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. DaPonte Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Doyle NV
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Fogarty Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Gee Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Jabour Y
Sen. Kettle Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y