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Infectious disease rules created under New York law for nursing facilities

Whenever an infection is found within a nursing home, a New York State law will require the facility to notify families.

This law was signed on Wednesday by Governor Kathy Hochul. It states that once an infection is found in a nursing home, families of patients in that home need to be notified within 12 hours. They must also notify families of any changes with a resident’s condition at least once per day.


Once a week families must be notified of all infections or deaths within the nursing facility their loved one is in. Staff must designate an area to separate infected patients from non-infected patients as well as a disease care unit.

Assemblymember Jennifer Lunsford sponsored the bill which must take effect within 60 days of signing.

Categories: New York StateNews

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