senate Bill S6972

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to organ donation

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A9901 - 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
Jul 18, 2012 signed chap.158
Jul 06, 2012 delivered to governor
May 31, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.818
substituted for s6972
May 31, 2012 substituted by a9901
May 21, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 16, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 15, 2012 1st report cal.818
Apr 18, 2012 referred to health


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S6972 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4310, Pub Health L; amd §307, St Tech L

S6972 - Summary

Relates to organ donation.

S6972 - Sponsor Memo

S6972 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 18, 2012

Introduced by Sen. HANNON -- (at request of the Department of Health) --
  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the state technology  law,  in
  relation to organ donation


  Section 1. Subdivisions 1, 2 and 3  of  section  4310  of  the  public
health  law, subdivision 1 as separately amended by chapters 639 and 640
of the laws of 2006, subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 161 of the laws
of 2010 and subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 639 of the laws of 2006,
are amended to read as follows:
  1. The department shall establish an organ and tissue donor  registry,
which shall be called and be referred to as the "donate life registry"[,
which].  SUCH  REGISTRY  shall  contain a listing of all donors who have
declared their consent to make an anatomical gift.
  2. Such registration of consent to make an anatomical gift can be made
through (a) indication made on the application  or  renewal  form  of  a
license,  (b) indication made on a non-driver identification card appli-
cation or renewal form, (c) enrolling in the registry website maintained
by the department, which  may  include  using  an  electronic  signature
[under  regulations of the commissioner and] subject to article three of
the state technology law, (d) indication made on  a  voter  registration
form  pursuant to subdivision five of section 5-210 of the election law,
or (e) through any other method  identified  by  the  commissioner.  The
registration  shall  take effect upon the [department sending] PROVISION
OF written OR ELECTRONIC  notice  of  the  registration  to  the  person
enrolling in the registry. [In making regulations on using an electronic
signature  for a registration of consent, the commissioner shall consult
with the director of the office of technology.]
  3. (a) Information contained in the registry shall  be  accessible  to
(i) federally [regulated] DESIGNATED organ procurement [agencies] ORGAN-
IZATIONS,  (ii) eye and tissue banks licensed by the department pursuant

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


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