New York Laws Regarding Air Conditioning in Nursing Homes | Nursing Home Temperature Laws in New York
This summer we have been experiencing very hot and humid weather conditions in New York. We are used to always hearing on the news about heat advisories and making sure that the elderly are safe in the midst of heat waves but what about nursing homes in New York. Are the nursing homes in New York required to keep the air conditioning on in the summer and at what temperature is it supposed to be kept?
In New York nursing homes are required to keep temperatures at a "comfortable and safe" temperature level. While the law does not specifically state (such as New Jersey) that the air condition must be kept on throughout the summer nor does it specify a specific temperature that the nursing home must be kept at, it does specify that the temperature must be comfortable and safe for the elderly that occupy the nursing home. Anything outside of a "comfortable and safe" temperature at a nursing home in New York is against the law and would be considered negligence or nursing home abuse.
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