Senate Bill #863 (2017)

AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - HEALTH CARE ACCESSIBILITY AND QUALITY ASSURANCE ACT

Requires health care facilities to report to the department of health the use of non-Rhode Island licensed nurses.

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  • 2017 – S 0863
  • 2017 – S 0863 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • 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 - HEALTH CARE ACCESSIBILITY AND
  • QUALITY ASSURANCE ACT
  • 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 - HEALTH CARE ACCESSIBILITY AND
  • QUALITY ASSURANCE ACT
  • Introduced By: Senator Maryellen Goodwin
  • Date Introduced: May 04, 2017
  • Referred To: Senate Health & Human Services
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • It is enacted by the GeneralAssembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Chapter 23-17.20 of the General Laws entitled "Health Care Facilities Staffing" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
  • 23-17.20-7. Use of non-Rhode Island licensed nurses.
  • (a) Health care facilities shall report to the department of health the name and state of licensure of any registered nurse performing work duties at the facility who are not licensed in Rhode Island. This information shall be reported to the department within seven (7) days from when the registered nurse not licensed in Rhode Island begins performing work duties at the health care facility. Health care facilities shall also report to the department the name and state of licensure of nurses not registered in Rhode Island, within seven (7) days of when those nurses no longer perform work duties at the facility. The department shall make the above-prescribed information, with the exception of the names of the nurses, available to the public.
  • (a) Health care facilities shall report to the department of health the name and state of licensure of any registered nurse performing work duties at the facility who is not licensed in Rhode Island. This information shall be reported to the department within fourteen (14) business days from when the registered nurse not licensed in Rhode Island begins performing work duties at the health care facility. Health care facilities shall also report to the department the name and state of licensure of registered nurses not licensed in Rhode Island, within fourteen (14) business days of when those nurses no longer perform work duties at the facility. The department shall make the above-prescribed information, with the exception of the names of the nurses, available to the public.
  • (b) The department of health shall promulgate regulations to further define the terms, conditions, and requirements of this section.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on March 1, 2018.
  • SECTION 2. This act shalltake effect on January 1, 2018.
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - HEALTH CARE ACCESSIBILITY AND
  • QUALITY ASSURANCE ACT
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  • This act would require health care facilities to report to the department of health on the use of non-Rhode Island licensed nurses.
  • This act would take effect on March 1, 2018. ======== LC002618 ========
  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - HEALTH CARE ACCESSIBILITY AND
  • QUALITY ASSURANCE ACT
  • ***
  • This act would require health care facilities to report to the department of health on the use of non-Rhode Island licensed nurses.
  • This act would take effect on January 1, 2018. ======== LC002618/SUB A ========
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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 Passage

June 07, 2017 at 4:41pm
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 IN CONCURRENCE

June 27, 2017 at 5:40pm
Yeas: 70 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 5 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello Y
Rep. Almeida Y
Rep. Amore Y
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros Y
Rep. Bennett Y
Rep. Blazejewski Y
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson Y
Rep. Casey Y
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale Y
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino NV
Rep. Coughlin Y
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha Y
Rep. Diaz NV
Rep. Donovan Y
Rep. Edwards Y
Rep. Fellela Y
Rep. Filippi Y
Rep. Fogarty Y
Rep. Giarrusso Y
Rep. Handy Y
Rep. Hearn Y
Rep. Hull Y
Rep. Jacquard Y
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian NV
Rep. Keable Y
Rep. Kennedy Y
Rep. Knight Y
Rep. Lancia Y
Rep. Lima Y
Rep. Lombardi Y
Rep. Maldonado Y
Rep. Marshall Y
Rep. Marszalkowski Y
Rep. Mattiello Y
Rep. McEntee Y
Rep. McKiernan Y
Rep. McLaughlin Y
Rep. McNamara Y
Rep. Mendonca Y
Rep. Messier Y
Rep. Morgan Y
Rep. Morin Y
Rep. Nardolillo Y
Rep. Newberry Y
Rep. Nunes Y
Rep. O'Brien NV
Rep. O'Grady Y
Rep. Perez Y
Rep. Phillips NV
Rep. Price Y
Rep. Quattrocchi Y
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell Y
Rep. Regunberg Y
Rep. Roberts Y
Rep. Ruggiero Y
Rep. Serpa Y
Rep. Shanley Y
Rep. Shekarchi Y
Rep. Slater Y
Rep. Solomon Y
Rep. Tanzi Y
Rep. Tobon Y
Rep. Ucci Y
Rep. Vella-Wilkinson Y
Rep. Walsh Y
Rep. Williams Y
Rep. Winfield Y