PPE Stockpile Regulation

July 23, 2020 by Christen Aldrich

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce, For Employers, For the Workforce, Regulations

Last modified July 24, 2020

The New York State Department of Health has released an emergency regulation requiring hospitals to stockpile personal protective equipment within specific timeframes. The hospital shall possess and maintain a supply of all necessary items of personal protective equipment (PPE) sufficient to protect health care personnel, consistent with federal Centers for Disease Control guidance, for at least 60 days by August 31, 2020, and at least 90 days by September 30, 2020, at rate of usage equal the average daily rate that PPE was used between April 13, 2020 and April 27, 2020. This regulation is effective immediately.

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