senate Bill S384

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides treatment for sexually transmissible diseases to minors without a parent's or guardian's consent

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
Jan 05, 2011 referred to health

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S384 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A343
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2305, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4779B, A6702C

S384 - Summary

Provides treatment for sexually transmissible diseases to minors without a parent's or guardian's consent; provides definition for health care practitioner.

S384 - Sponsor Memo

S384 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   384

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KRUEGER, ADAMS, PARKER, PERALTA -- 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 providing medical
  care to minors for sexually transmitted diseases without a parent's or
  guardian's consent

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

  Section  1. Section 2305 of the public health law, as amended by chap-
ter 878 of the laws of 1980, is amended to read as follows:
  S 2305.  Sexually  transmissible  diseases;  CARE  AND  treatment  [by
licensed  physician  or  staff physician of a hospital; prescriptions] ;
CONSENT BY MINORS.  1. No person, other than a [licensed physician,  or,
in  a hospital, a staff physician] HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER, shall diag-
nose, treat or prescribe for a person who is infected  with  a  sexually
transmissible disease, or who has been exposed to infection with a sexu-
ally  transmissible  disease,  or  dispense  or sell a drug, medicine or
remedy for the treatment of such person  except  on  prescription  of  a
[duly licensed physician] HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER.
  2.  (A)  A  [licensed physician, or in a hospital, a staff physician,]
HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER may diagnose, treat or prescribe TREATMENT  FOR
A  SEXUALLY TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASE for a person under the age of [twenty-
one] EIGHTEEN years without the consent or knowledge of the  parents  or
[guardian]  GUARDIANS of said person, where such person is infected with
a sexually transmissible disease, or has been exposed to infection  with
a sexually transmissible disease.
  (B)  A HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER MAY PROVIDE HEALTH CARE RELATED TO THE
PREVENTION OF A SEXUALLY TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASE, INCLUDING  ADMINISTERING
VACCINES,  TO  A  PERSON  UNDER  THE  AGE  OF EIGHTEEN YEARS WITHOUT THE
CONSENT OR KNOWLEDGE  OF  THE  PARENTS  OR  GUARDIANS  OF  SUCH  PERSON,

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

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