Law Passes NY Senate, Assembly To Limit Liability Protections For Nursing Homes

first_imgPixabay Stock ImageALBANY – The Senate and Assembly voted this week to partially repeal legislation that previously shielded health care facilities from lawsuits during the COVID-19 health crisis.In April, when the virus was raging in New York State, a law was added to the state budget that gave nursing homes, hospitals, and health care facilities liability protections while treating coronavirus patients.A statement from the legislature says the amended provisions aren’t meant to disregard the sacrifices of health care workers, but rather balance their protections with the rights of patients.“We could never possibly repay our heroic health care workers for all of their selfless service during this health crisis.,” Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said, “this legislation ensures that New Yorkers have access to legal recourse against bad actors, while acknowledging the unimaginable sacrifices of our health care workers.” Local Senator Jim Tedisco offered an amendment to this bill on the floor Thursday night, to create A state panel with subpoena power to investigate the thousands of nursing home deaths in New York State during the pandemic, saying that families need answers about what happened to their loved ones.“If you’re loosening [protections] up, providing liability at some level, you should be finding out exactly what took place with the loss of all those lives,” Senator Tedisco said on the floor. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

VIDEO: Thieves steal 14 weapons from Bass Pro Shops store in PSL

first_imgAccording to thePort St. Lucie Police Department the group of crooks fled in the U-Haul truck but were eventually caught after a speed chase.Police were able to arrest 7 people, 3 of which were minors. Officials identified the suspects as: Damon Maurice Foster, 24, Jean Oudorff Monfort, 20, Julydod Monfort, 18, and Anthony Tanilus, 18. A 17, 16, and 13-year-old remained unnamed because of their age.Officials say all the suspects are facing charges of grand theft of a firearm, burglary, damaged property/criminal mischief, and resisting an officer without violence.Police are still searching for one more accomplice.If you have any information that can help authorities, call Detective N. Penney at 772-344-4062, or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS. (Port St. Lucie Police Department/Courtesy) Caught on video!A gang of thieves were captured on surveillance video stealing weapons from a Bass Pro Shops store in Port St. Lucie.Police say a U-Haul box truck was used to smash through the front doors of the shop on Thursday morning at around 12:15 a.m. Then, the robbers took a dozen rifles and two hard rubber training handguns.SURVEILLANCE VIDEO:last_img read more