In anticipation of patient transfer needs over the holiday weekend, GNYHA is sharing a redacted version of a member’s policy on rapid transfer (attached) pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 202.79. The EO waives the discharge requirements found in 10 NYCRR 405.9(h)(7) to the extent necessary to allow hospitals to rapidly transfer or receive COVID-19 patients during the emergency and implement inter- and intra-system load balancing. The sample policy includes steps for transfer, talking points, and information about documentation. By virtue of EO 202.87, the directive in EO 202.79 is effective through January 29, 2021.
Model Policy on Rapid Transfer
December 31, 2020
Fatality Management Document Portal & Resource Hub for NYC Hospitals
Due to the decline in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and fatalities, effective June 1, 2021, the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) resumed routine operations. New York City hospitals may continue to find the following resources helpful during de-escalation: Planning Resources GNYHA Fatality Management Forward Planning Symposium recording and materials: designed for hospitals...
August 2, 2021
NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner Offers Surplus Mortuary Equipment to NYC Hospitals
In continuation of its demobilization activities, the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) is offering mortuary equipment at no cost to New York City hospitals seeking to increase their morgue capacity. Numerous items are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Detailed descriptions and photos can be found in the attached document. Interested...
June 17, 2021
New York State COVID-Only Nursing Facility Update
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has provided an update on the operational status of nursing facilities approved to accept COVID-19-positive discharges. Hospitalized patients testing positive for COVID-19 can only be discharged to a DOH-approved COVID-only nursing home or COVID-only unit within a nursing home. With the decreased demand for beds, some facilities...
May 27, 2021