senate Bill S3842

Signed By Governor
2009-2010 Legislative Session

Provides for review by the department of health of policies and practices regarding HIV, AIDS and HCV at correctional facilities

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A903 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 16, 2009 signed chap.419
Sep 04, 2009 delivered to governor
Jul 16, 2009 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.914
substituted for s3842
Jul 16, 2009 substituted by a903
ordered to third reading cal.914
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 05, 2009 reported and committed to finance
Apr 02, 2009 referred to health

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S3842 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A903
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง206, Pub Health L

S3842 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes and directs the department of health to review any policy or practice instituted in facilities operated by the department of correctional services and in local correctional facilities regarding human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and hepatitis C including the prevention of the transmission of HIV, HCV and the treatment of AIDS among inmates.

S3842 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3842 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3842

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 2, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DUANE  -- 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  department  of
  health  review of policies and practices in facilities operated by the
  department of correctional services, and in local correctional facili-
  ties regarding human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immunodeficiency
  syndrome and hepatitis C

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

  Section 1. Section 206 of the public health law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 26 to read as follows:
  26.  THE  COMMISSIONER IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO REVIEW ANY
POLICY OR PRACTICE INSTITUTED IN FACILITIES OPERATED BY  THE  DEPARTMENT
OF  CORRECTIONAL  SERVICES REGARDING HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV),
ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME (AIDS), AND HEPATITIS C (HCV) INCLUD-
ING THE PREVENTION OF THE TRANSMISSION OF HIV AND HCV AND THE  TREATMENT
OF AIDS, HIV AND HCV AMONG INMATES. SUCH REVIEW SHALL BE PERFORMED ANNU-
ALLY AND SHALL FOCUS ON WHETHER SUCH HIV, AIDS OR HCV POLICY OR PRACTICE
IS  CONSISTENT  WITH  CURRENT,  GENERALLY ACCEPTED MEDICAL STANDARDS AND
PROCEDURES USED TO PREVENT THE TRANSMISSION OF HIV AND HCV AND TO  TREAT
AIDS,  HIV AND HCV AMONG THE GENERAL PUBLIC. IN PERFORMING SUCH REVIEWS,
IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THE QUALITY AND ADEQUACY  OF  CARE  AND  TREATMENT
PROVIDED,  DEPARTMENT  PERSONNEL  ARE  AUTHORIZED  TO ENTER CORRECTIONAL
FACILITIES AND INSPECT POLICY AND PROCEDURE MANUALS AND  MEDICAL  PROTO-
COLS,  INTERVIEW  HEALTH  SERVICES PROVIDERS AND INMATE-PATIENTS, REVIEW
MEDICAL GRIEVANCES, AND  INSPECT  A  REPRESENTATIVE  SAMPLE  OF  MEDICAL
RECORDS  OF  INMATES  KNOWN TO BE INFECTED WITH HIV OR HCV OR HAVE AIDS.
PRIOR TO INITIATING A REVIEW OF A CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM, THE  COMMISSIONER
SHALL  INFORM THE PUBLIC, INCLUDING PATIENTS, THEIR FAMILIES AND PATIENT
ADVOCATES, OF THE SCHEDULED  REVIEW  AND  INVITE  THEM  TO  PROVIDE  THE
COMMISSIONER  WITH  RELEVANT  INFORMATION.  UPON  THE COMPLETION OF SUCH

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00355-01-9

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