The New York City Council may consider a bill to amend a recent law that requires employers to include a range of salaries on job listings. The Civil and Human Rights Committee, chaired by Council member Nantasha Williams (D-Queens), will hold a hearing on the bill on April 5. GNYHA will submit testimony that will describe our concerns that the law may harm some hospitals’ and community-based organizations’ ability to hire critical staff, particularly during a statewide staffing shortage. GNYHA will suggest further amendments, such as exempting not-for-profit or health care employers from the law’s requirements so that important safety net institutions can continue to hire necessary staff and provide high-quality patient care.
GNYHA to Testify on Salary Transparency Law
March 25, 2022
New York City Council Committees Announced
The New York City Council held its first stated meeting on January 18. Council members approved new committee assignments but did not introduce or pass any new legislation. Mercedes Narcisse (D-Brooklyn), Lynn Schulman (D-Queens), and Linda Lee (D-Queens) remain the chairs of the Committee on Hospitals, Committee on Health, and Committee on Mental Health, Disability...
January 19, 2024
GNYHA Opposes City Council Resolutions on Medical Malpractice, Patient Steering
City Council members have introduced two nonbinding resolutions strongly opposed by GNYHA. Resolution 0793-2023 calls on Albany to extend New York State’s statute of limitations for medical negligence from 2.5 years to 10 years. This would make New York’s statute the longest in the country (New York’s statute is currently longer than those of 34...
October 13, 2023
GNYHA Opposes Ambulance Siren Legislation
GNYHA recently submitted a memo opposing two New York City Council bills that seek to regulate ambulance sirens in response to community noise complaints. Introduction 286-2022 and Introduction 960-2023 would require ambulance operators to fit their ambulances with a two-tone high and low siren and an additional low-frequency tone “rumbler” siren, respectively. Both bills would...
August 25, 2023