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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to health|
|Jan 19, 2011||referred to health|
senate Bill S2340
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S2340 - Details
S2340 - Summary
Requires health care professionals to report any diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder to a registry maintained by the department of health.
S2340 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2340 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to autism spectrum disorder reporting PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To establish a registry in the Department of Health for reporting diagnoses of autism spectrum disorders and maintaining 'such information to improve the current knowledge and understating of autism, to conduct thorough and complete epidemiological surveys of the disorder, to enable analysis of this problem, and to plan for and provide services to children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill sets forth a legislative intent. Section 2 of the bill adds a new Article 24-F to the public health law setting up the registry, reporting requirements and provisions to ensure confidentiality. Section 3 of the bill provides for an effective date 120 days after enactment.
S2340 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2340 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 19, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. McDONALD -- 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 autism spectrum disorder reporting THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that there is a clear need for great accuracy in reporting and gathering epidemiologic data on the incidence of autism spectrum disorders in New York state. Further, the legislature finds that the state currently requires that a number of other conditions, including cancer and birth defects, be reported and maintained in a central registry. A similar registry requirement for reporting diagnoses of autism spectrum disorders and maintaining such information is needed to improve the current knowledge and understanding of autism, to conduct thorough and complete epidemio- logic surveys of the disorder, to enable analysis of this problem, and to plan for and provide services to children with autism spectrum disor- ders and their families. S 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new article 24-F to read as follows: ARTICLE 24-F AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER REPORTING SECTION 2499-B. AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER; DUTY TO REPORT. 2499-C. REGISTRY AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. S 2499-B. AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER; DUTY TO REPORT. 1. EVERY PHYSICIAN OR PSYCHOLOGIST LICENSED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FOUR OF THE EDUCATION LAW, AND ANY OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL LICENSED PURSUANT TO TITLE EIGHT OF THE EDUCATION LAW WHO IS QUALIFIED BY TRAIN- ING TO MAKE THE DIAGNOSIS AND WHO THEN MAKES THE DIAGNOSIS THAT A CHILD IS AFFECTED WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER SHALL REPORT SUCH DIAGNOSIS TO THE DEPARTMENT IN A FORM AND MANNER PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03984-01-1
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