DOH: Commissioner of Health Releases Report on Safe Patient Handling (SPH)

Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

The SPH Workgroup’s Report to the NYSDOH Commissioner of Health was posted late last week (note: this report is 845 pages). This comprehensive report contains the law and its requirements for all health care facilities on Safe Patient Handling. The report also contains many resources and best practice programs. NYSHFA is hosting a webinar on February 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., presented by Paula Pless, an expert on SPH from Kaleida and an active member of this SPH workgroup. We encourage all members to attend this webinar to evaluate your current program and plan your steps to meeting the current requirements.


Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20