Allows hospitals to create a standing order for hospital patients, COVID Vaccine part removed

State: NY
Bill Number: A6030C/S6886
Position: WATCH
Action Required: NONE
Status: ENACTED, A6030C was signed by Governor Kathy Hochul on 7/19/2023, effective 7/19/2023. Chapter 193

Legislation Details:

UPDATE: 7/19/2023 - A6030C was enacted. It was signed by Governor Kathy Hochul on 7/19/2023. The bill's provisions took effect immediately. Chapter 193

UPDATE: 7/13/2023 - A6030C was delivered to the Governor on 7/13/2023. There is nothing in the advancing bill, A6030C, that is related to vaccines that NVIC is concerned about any longer.  No action is needed.

UPDATE: 6/9/2023 - A6030C was substituted for S6886A. The bill passed the Senate and was returned to the Assembly. There is nothing in the advancing bill, A6030C,  that is related to vaccines that NVIC is concerned about any longer.  No action is needed.

UPDATE: 6/1/2023 - A6030C was delivered to the Senate, and referred to the Senate Health Committee on 6/1/2023.

UPDATE: 6/1/2023 - A6030C passed the Assembly on 6/1/2023 by a vote of 143 Yeas, 0 Nays.

UPDATE: 5/30/2023 - S6886 was amended to S6886A, and advanced to the Third Reading on 5/30/2023. The House bill, A6030C was amended on 5/18 and the Senate amended S6886 from its original text to match the final version of A6030C. The standing orders for vaccines are not in the amended versions, as of 5/30/2023.

UPDATE: 5/23/2023 - A6030C is scheduled for an Assembly Higher Education Committee meeting on Tuesday, May 23rd at 11:30 AM in Room 715 LOB. View the agenda HERE

UPDATE: 5/19/2023 - A6030C was referred to the Assembly Higher Education Committee on 5/19/2023. 

UPDATE: 5/18/2023 - A6030B was amended and recommitted to the Assembly Health Committee on 5/12/2023 as A6030C. The 5/18/2023 amendment removed giving a COVID-19 vaccine as part of the standing hospital orders. As this was the only portion of the bill for which NVIC took a position, we are changing our position from OPPOSE to WATCH, in case there are additional amendments which concern us. This change prompted a title change from "Allows hospitals to create a standing order for COVID-19 vaccination for hospital patients," to "Allows hospitals to create a standing order for hospital patients, COVID vaccine part removed."

UPDATE: 5/18/2023 - S6886 is scheduled for a Committee Meeting in the Senate Health Committee on Tuesday, 5/23/2023 at 12:00 PM in Room 124 CAP.

UPDATE: 5/5/2023 - A6030 was amended and recommitted to the Assembly Health Committee on 5/12/2023 as A6030B.

A6030 was introduced and referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 3/30/2023. It is sponsored by Assemblywoman Amy R. Paulin.  It is a companion bill to 

S6886, which was introduced and referred to the Senate Health Committee on 5/12/2023. It is sponsored by Senator J. Gustavo Rivera

These companion bills would allow hospitals to create standing orders for numerous procedures if the attending nurse determines the order is clinically appropriate for the hospital patient. Among these standing orders is the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

NVIC is opposed to A6030B and S6886 because standing orders are non patient specific orders and vaccination is not one-sized fits all. Vaccination by standing order should be removed from these bills. When people are in the hospital, they are typically sick or injured, and people should not be compromised when they receive a vaccine. NVIC does not take a position on the rest of the bill unrelated to vaccines.

If the bill passes, its provisions shall take effect immediately. - text, status, and history of A6030, status, and history of S6886