The bill which was signed by the governor Tuesday night, repeals the immunity and protection granted last year to health care facilities and health care professionals while they were treating COVID patients.
New York Senator Allessandra Biaggi announced the signing in a tweet late Tuesday.
#BREAKING: Governor Cuomo has signed S5177 into law to fully repeal the blanket immunity NY granted healthcare facilities and nursing homes.— Alessandra Biaggi (@SenatorBiaggi) April 7, 2021
Tonight I am thinking of those who lost loved ones in nursing homes. This moment is thanks to their tireless advocacy and persistence.
Cuomo was the one who initially granted that protection.
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However, the governor has faced fierce criticism and investigations into how the state handled deaths at nursing homes in New York during the height of the pandemic.
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