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Safer Movement of People

Safe Patient Handling Act (Sections 20 & 21, Part A, S6914/A9205)


The Safe Patient Handling Act will cover all hospitals, nursing homes, diagnostic treatment centers and clinics licensed under Article 28 of the Public Health Law, and includes state operated group homes as well as health care units in prisons and OCFS facilities.

Safe patient handling (“SPH”) is defined as the use of engineering controls, lifting and transfer aids, or assistive devices by staff to perform the acts of lifting, transferring and repositioning health care patients and residents. 

        Course overview:

  • Manual Handling 3hrs

  • Safe Patient Handling 3hrs

All Courses are based on a maximum of 8 Candidates

All courses will be held at your current location in order to familiarise members of staff with your current equipment.
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