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proceeding be dismissed or the tax confirmed, the petitioner will pay all costs and charges which may

in the prosecution of such proceeding.

(8) Except in the case of a willfully false or fraudulent return with intent to evade the tax, no assessment of additional tax shall be made after the expiration of more than three years from the date of the filing of a return, provided, however, that where no return has been filed as provided by law the tax may be assessed at any time.

(9) All revenues resulting from the imposition of the tax under the local laws shall be paid into the treasury of Seneca county and shall be credited to and deposited in the general fund of the county, thereafter to be allocated only for tourism, promotion and development in Seneca county. The revenues derived from said tax shall be allocated only to enhance the general economy of the county of Seneca, its towns and villages through promotion of tourist activities, conventions, trade shows, special events and other directly related and supported activities. А committee of at least seven persons shall be created to advise, recommend and administer the activities funded by the revenues generated by this tax, including two representatives of the Seneca county tourism industry, å board member of the Seneca county chamber of commerce,

the
county administrator, a board member of Seneca 2000, Inc., a board mem-
ber of the Seneca county industrial development agency, and a member of
the Seneca county board of supervisors.

(10) Each enactment of such a local law may provide for the imposition
of a hotel or motel tax for a period of time no longer than three years
from the date of its enactment. Nothing in this section shall prohibit
the adoption and enactment of local laws, pursuant to the provisions of
this section, upon the expiration of any other local law adopted pur-
suant to this section.

(11) If any provision of this section or the application thereof to
any person or circumstance shall be held invalid, the remainder of this
section and the application of such provision to other persons or cir-
cumstances shall not be affected thereby.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAPTER 785

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to shared personnel

between school districts
Became a law August 7, 1992, with the approval of the Governor.

Passed by a majority vote, three-fifths being present.
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
bly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new article 40-A
to read as follows:

ARTICLE 40-A

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Section 1980. Definitions.

1981. Shared personnel between school districts.
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Definitions. When used in this article, the following terms
shall mean:
1. The
term "board of education" shall mean the trustee, trustees or

high
board of education of any common, union free, central, central
city school district, or a board of cooperative educational services.
2; The term "school district" shall mean any common, union free, cen-

board of cooperative
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3. The term "district superintendent" shall mean the chief administrative officer of a supervisory district as defined in article forty-five of this chapter.

§ 1981. Shared personnel between school districts. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, school authorities of any school district may arrange to share the services of a superintendent, associate superintendent, assistant superintendent or any other employee with districtwide administrative supervisory responsibilities with one or more other school districts.

2. Any such shared personnel shall be considered to be employed by all participating school districts. Any decisions regarding the appointment, termination, compensation, discipline

or

tenure of shared personnel shall be made with the consent of a majority of each of the boards of education of each participating school district. Compensation and bene, fits of shared personnel shall be provided by each participating school district, based on an agreed-upon formula.

3. School authorities of any school district sharing personnel pur; suant to this section shall retain the right to promulgate educational

administrativepolicies pertaining to their respective school district pursuant to law, rule or regulation.

4. All agreements to share personnel pursuant to this section shall be subject to the approval and oversight of the district superintendent, if any, by the commissioner or his designee if there is no local district super intendent.

5. The commissioner may promulgate rules and regulations to implement the provisions of this article.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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AN ACT to amend the public health law and the education law, relating to preventing transmission of human immunodeficiency

virus (HIV) and hepatitis B (HBV) in health care settings Became

law August ?, 1992, with the approval of the Governor. Passed on message of necessity pursuant to Article III,

section 14 of the Constitution by a majority vote, three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assenbly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 230-a to read as follows:

§ 230-a. Infection control standards. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, including section sixty-five hundred thirty-two of the educa: tion

law, the department shall promulgate rules or regulations describ; ing scientifically accepted barrier precautions and practices

medical conduct for persons licensed under articles one hundred thirty-one and one hundred thirtyone-B cation department to ensure that regulatory standards for scientifically promulgated pursuant to this section are consistent, as far as appropria to persons licensed under the education Law other than articles one hundred thirty-one and one hundred thirty-one-B of such law.

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the state shall, on or before July first, nineteen hundred ninety-four and every four years thereafter, (a) complete course work training, appropriate to the professional's practice, approved by the department regarding infection control and barrier precautions, including engineering and work practice controls, in accordance with regulatory standards promulgated by the department in consultation with the department of education, to prevent the transmission of HIV or H BV in the course of professional practice and (b), so document to the department,

provided however, that physicians subject to the provisions of paragraph (f) of subdivision one of section twenty-eight hundred five-k of this chapter shall not be required to report to the department. The department shall provide an exemption from this requirement to anyone who requests such an exemption and who (i) clearly demonstrates to the department's satisfaction that there would be no need for him or her to complete such course, work or training because of the nature of his or her practice or (ii) that he or she has completed course work or training deemed by the department to be equivalent to the standards for course work or training approved by the department pursuant to this section. The department shall consult with organizations representative of professions, institutions and those with expertise in infection control and HIV and HBV with respect to the regulatory standards promulgated pursuant to

this section.

§ 3. The public health law is amended by adding a new article 27-DD to read as follows:

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2761. Function, powers and duties. §. 2760. Advisory panel established. 1. A state advisory panel for the evaluation of health care workers with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) hepatitis B (HBV) (hereinafter referred to in this article as HIV/ABV) is hereby established in the department. This panel shall be known the health

worker HIV/HBV advisory panel and shall be composed of three to five members. The commissioner shall appoint three members for term of two years: a state or local public health of ficer, an infectious disease expert and an expert in infection control or epidemiology. For the purpose of the panel's deliberations on a specific case: (a) the commissioner may appoint a health professional with expertise relevant to procedures performed by the health care worker, provided, however, that the commissioner shall appoint such professional if the health care worker so requests; and (b) the commissioner shall, at the health care worker's request, appoint the health

worker's personal, physician. The commissioner shall appoint the chairperson of the panel. A vacancy occurring during a term shall be filled by appointment by the commissioner for the unexpired term. Any member may be removed from the panel at the pleasure of the commissioner.

2. Each member of the panel shall receive up, to one hundred fifty dollars as prescribed by the commissioner for each day devoted to panel work not to exceed forty-five hundred dollars in any one year, and shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of his/her duties.

3. The department shall advise the panel members of statutory and regulatory confidentiality provisions and restrictions on disclosure of information which are applicable to the panel members and to panel operations.

$ 2761. Function, powers and duties, 1. The health care worker RĮV/HBV advisory panel shall only evaluate and advise an HIV/KBV infected health

worker who voluntarily seeks the panel's review of the risk of HIV/ABV transmission to others through his/her workplace practice. Prior to the panel's evaluation of the worker, the panel must fully advise the worker of the panel's authority to investigate, to recommend practice restrictions or modifications, to advise facilities of such restrictions and to refer cases to professional licensing, registration and certification boards. If the health care worker is affiliated with or employed at a facility licensed by the department,

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its review of the scope of practice of the worker. This institutional
review may

be conducted through the facility's existing quality as-
surance program as required under section twenty-eight hundred five-j of
this chapter, and need not require the creation of a separate facility
HIV/HBV panel. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, rule or regu-
lation, the panel, may request and shall be entitled to receive patient
records and other documents or information reasonably necessary for and
relevant to the panel's deliberations and the implementation of this ar-
ticle including information and reports available to the department
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the panel may only request records with patient names

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essential to the panel's complete review of the case and provided further that enployees of the department, other than the panel, shall redact patient names before panel

review of such records. Any such information and reports provided to the panel that are subject to section two thousand eight hundred five-m of this chapter shall remain subject to the limitations on disclosure provided by such section.

The panel

may seek the advice of professionals with relevant expertise. The panel shall give the health care worker an opportunity to meet with the panel. The health

worker may be accompanied by a union or other representative at such meeting. Only when evidence indicates that the health care worker's practice

poses a significant risk of harm to patients, the panel shall
make appropriate recommendations that are least restrictive with respect
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worker's practice including, but not limited to,
training or monitoring, or, if necessary, reassignment
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evaluate an AIV/ HBV infected health care worker
pursuant to comprehensive medical criteria, including:

(a) physical or mental condition that interferes with or is significantly likely to interfere with the worker's ability to perform assigned tasks or regular duties;

(b) lack of compliance with established guidelines to prevent transmission of disease and/or documentation or evidence of

previous

transmission of bloodborne pathogens;

(c) the appropriateness techniques as related to performance of procedures; and

(d) any health condition that would pose a significant risk to others.

3. When the panel recommends training, monitoring, reassignment, any similar action, or practice restrictions, the health care worker shall provide written assurance to the panel that he/she has informed facilities licensed by the department where the worker provides patient care of the panel's recommendations and shall identify the person or persons at the facilities so informed. If the health

worker fails to inform facilities licensed by the department where he/she provides patient care of the panel's recommendations, the panel shall

notify such facilities. If the health care worker fails to comply with the panel's recommendations or compliance cannot be determined by the panel after reasonable effort, the panel shall disclose the nature of its recommendations to the professional licensing, registration or certifi. cation boards relevant to the health care worker. The panel may periodically monitor and reevaluate the worker, with the worker's consent, at frequency

and through mechanism to be determined by agreement between the worker and the panel.

4. The information received by the panel, the record of deliberations of the panel, and the decisions of the panel are not disclosable pursuant to article six

of

the public officers law. If the health care worker fails to comply with the recommendations of the panel or pliance cannot

be determined by the panel after reasonable effort, information held by the panel, the panel's deliberations and recommendations may be disclosed to and utilized by the office of professional medical conduct, the office of professional discipline and appropriate disciplinary bodies. The meetings of the panel are not subject to article seven of the public officers law. The members of the panel are bound by article six-A of the public officers law (personal privacy protection law).

5. A health care worker's petition to the panel shall not prevent or preclude the worker from seeking relief in any other forum at any time:

6. The commissioner may promulgate regulations implementing this article,

§ 4. Subdivision 8 of section 2780 of the public health law, as amended by chapter 193 of the laws of 1991, is amended

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children,, and acuté, chronic, custodial, residential, outpatient, home or other health care provided pursuant to this chapter or the social services law; public assistance or care as defined in article one of the social services law; employment-related services, housing services, foster care, shelter, protective services, day caré, or preventive services provided pursuant to the social services law; services for the mentally disabled as defined in article one of the mental hy. giene law; probation services, provided pursuant to articles twelve and twelve-A of the executive law; parole services, provided pursuant to article twelve-B of the executive law; correctional services, provided pursuant to the correction law; [and] detention and rehabilitative services provided pursuant to article nineteen-G of the executive law; and the activities of the health care worker HIV/HBV advisory panel pursuant to article twenty-seven-DD of this chapter.

§ 5. Section 2782 of the public health law is amended by adding a new subdivision 9 to read as follows:

9. Confidential HIV related information shall be disclosed upon the request of the health care worker HIV/HBV, adyisory panel, established pursuant to article twenty-seven-DD of this chapter, to the panel or its designee only when reasonably necessary for the evaluation of worker who has voluntarily sought the panel's review.

§ 6. Paragraph (f) of subdivision 1 of section 2805-k of the public health law is relettered paragraph (8) and a new paragraph (f) is added to read as follows:

(f) Documentation that the physician, dentist or podiatrist has completed the course work or training as mandated by section two hundred thirty-eight of this chapter or section six thousand five hundred five-b of the education law. A hospital or facility shall not grant

renew professional privileges or association to a physician, dentist, or podiatrist who has not completed such course work or training.

§ 7. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6505-b to read as follows:

§ 6505-b. Course work training in infection control practices. Every dentist, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, podiatrist, optometrist and dental hygienist practicing in the state shall, on or before July first, nineteen hundred ninety-four and every four years thereafter, complete course work or training appropriate to the professional's practice approved by the department regarding infection control and barrier precautions, including engineering, and work practice controls, in accordance with regulatory, standards promulgated by the department, in consultation with the department of health, which shall be consistent, as far as appropriate, with such standards adopted by the department of health pursuant to section two hundred thirty-eight of the public health law to prevent the transmission of HIV HBV in the course of professional practice. Each such professional shall document to the department at the time of registration commencing with the first registration after July first, nineteen hundred ninety-four that the professional has completed course work or training in accordance with this section, provided, however that a professional subject to the provisions of paragraph (f) of subdivision one of section twenty-eight hundred five-k of the public health law shall not be required to so document. The department shall provide exemption from this requirement

to anyone

who requests such an exemption and who,(i) clearly demonstrates to the department's satisfaction that there would be no need for him or her to complete such course work or training because of the nature of his or her practice or (ii) that he or she has completed course work training deemed by the department to be equivalent to the course work or training approved by the department pursuant to this section. The department shall consult with organizations representative of professions, institutions and those with expertise in infection control and HIV and HBV with respect to the regulatory standards promulgated pursuant to this section.

$ 8. Section 6509 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 11 to read as follows:

11. A violation of section six thousand five hundred five-b of this chapter by a professional other than a professional

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