senate Bill S3623

Provides that where death is caused by injuries relating to terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001 the certificate of death shall indicate such information

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    • Passed Senate
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  • 28 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH

Summary

Provides that where death is caused by injuries relating to terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001 the certificate of death shall indicate such information; also requires the coroner or medical examiner to provide such information.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S3623
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง4141 & 4143, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S712

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3623

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the public health law, in relation to contents to be contained
in a certificate of death

PURPOSE:

Provides that where death is caused by injuries relating to terrorist
attacks on 9/11/2001 the certificate of death shall indicate such
information.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 4141 of the public health law, is
amended by adding a new paragraph (e) and Section 2. Subdivision 3 of
section 4143 of the public health law as amended by chapter 545 of
the laws of 1965, is amended.

JUSTIFICATION:

Presently anyone who did not perish within the first few days of the
911 terrorist attacks will have their documents of death classified
as "Natural". It is imperative to all victims of this tragedy
especially those first responders who participated in the search and
rescue efforts that the cause of their death be noted properly for
recognition sake as well as any benefits that may come available for
their families.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.712 (2009-2010) Held in Health
S.6541 (2007-08)
12/05/07 Referred to Rules
01/09/08 Referred to Health

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have
become law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3623

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation  to  contents  to  be
  contained in a certificate of death

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 4141 of the public health  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (e) to read as follows:
  (E)  WHERE  A  DEATH  IS  CAUSED  BY INJURIES RELATED TO THE TERRORIST
ATTACKS ON SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH, TWO THOUSAND ONE, SUCH INFORMATION  SHALL
BE  INDICATED, INCLUDING ANY RELATED INFORMATION AS THE COMMISSIONER MAY
REQUIRE.
  S 2. Subdivision 3 of section  4143  of  the  public  health  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  545  of  the  laws  of 1965, is amended to read as
follows:
  3. The coroner or medical examiner whose duty it is to investigate the
death and to execute the certificate  of  death,  shall  state  in  such
certificate  the  name of the disease causing death, or if from external
causes, the means of death; whether  probably  accidental,  suicidal  or
homicidal;  OR  WHERE  A  DEATH  IS  CAUSED  BY INJURIES RELATING TO THE
TERRORIST ATTACKS ON SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH, TWO THOUSAND ONE, SUCH INFORMA-
TION SHALL BE INDICATED, and shall, in any case, furnish  such  informa-
tion  as  may  be  required by the commissioner in order to classify the
death.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07532-01-1

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