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
GNYHA, in collaboration with the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM), and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Bureau of Vital Statistics (BVS), has created this document portal and resource hub to house all documents and guidance related to fatality management...
April 8, 2021
Surge Staffing Requests for New York City Facilities
New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) recently activated the process by which hospitals and nursing facilities in New York City may request surge staffing assistance from resources such as the Medical Reserve Corps and the Small Business Services’ Workforce 1 program. GNYHA is serving as the conduit in this process for New York City member...
February 12, 2021
Hospitals Advised to Activate Morgue Surge Space and Request BCPs as Needed to Maintain Storage Capacity
In response to the increase in fatalities seen across New York City—both in-hospital and non-health care facility deaths—the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) cannot guarantee immediate retrieval of unclaimed cases from hospital facility morgues. If a facility requires the retrieval of unclaimed cases to maintain storage capacity within fixed morgues (or...
February 3, 2021