senate Bill S2896

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to directing clinical laboratories to provide results of tests directly to the person on whom the test was performed

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to health
Mar 05, 2009 referred to health

S2896 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7544
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง576-d, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3607
2013-2014: S634

S2896 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs clinical laboratories to provide results of tests directly to the person on whom the test was performed.

S2896 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2896 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2896

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 5, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 directing clinical
  laboratories to provide results of tests directly  to  the  person  on
  whom the test was performed

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

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
576-d to read as follows:
  S 576-D. RELEASE OF TEST RESULTS TO PATIENTS. 1. A CLINICAL LABORATORY
SHALL,  UPON  REQUEST,  REPORT  THE  RESULTS OF ANY TEST, EXAMINATION OR
ANALYSIS OF A SPECIMEN  SUBMITTED  FOR  EVIDENCE  OF  HUMAN  DISEASE  OR
MEDICAL CONDITION DIRECTLY TO THE PERSON ON WHOM THE TEST WAS PERFORMED,
IN ADDITION TO THE PHYSICIAN WHO ORDERED SUCH TEST OR EXAMINATION.
  2.  NOTHING  IN  THIS SECTION SHALL AUTHORIZE A CLINICAL LABORATORY TO
ENGAGE IN THE PRACTICE OF ANY HEALTH CARE PROFESSION UNDER  TITLE  EIGHT
OF  THE  EDUCATION LAW. THE REPORT ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL
CONTAIN A CLEAR STATEMENT, PRESENTED  IN  A  PROMINENT  MANNER,  TO  THE
EFFECT THAT THE REPORT SHOULD NOT BE VIEWED AS MEDICAL ADVICE AND IS NOT
MEANT  TO  REPLACE DIRECT COMMUNICATION WITH A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTH
CARE PRACTITIONER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05521-01-9

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