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.
Manual Handling 3hrs
Safe Patient Handling 3hrs
All Courses are based on a maximum of 8 Candidates