Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-451
PPE Data Transparency
Messrs. Timilty, Tarr, Brady, O'Connor and Velis moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding after Section X, the following new section:-
"SECTION XX. The Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management (OPEM) shall require each healthcare facility to designate an inventory manager who shall provide inventory management documentation of any and all personal protective equipment on hand at healthcare facilities to meet the standards in place at the Centers for Disease Control as of January 1, 2020 and the process for and attempts by health care facilities at obtaining personal protective equipment to meet the standards in place at the Centers for Disease Control as of January 1, 2020. These reports shall be made in a format determined by the Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management, and shall include but not be limited to: number targets by item ordered; any differential between what personal protective equipment is needed to achieve the aforementioned standard and the personal protective equipment that has been ordered or procured; vendor names with which the healthcare facility has a supply contract, timeframe for obtaining the requested personal protective equipment; any issues or delays with obtaining requested personal protective equipment; and the percent of the required personal protective equipment that is obtained by state allocation vs private supply chain. These reports shall be made every 14 days and posted by OPEM inventory management for public access via the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 website. Healthcare facilities shall also make available to all employees upon request the supply of personal protective equipment on hand at that time."