senate Bill S2115

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to creating the 21st century workgroup for disease elimination and reduction

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 17, 2014 signed chap.483
Dec 05, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.932
substituted for s2115
Jun 09, 2014 substituted by a829
Jun 02, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 29, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 28, 2014 1st report cal.932
May 06, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 12, 2013 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 11, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.1236
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 04, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 11, 2013 referred to health

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May 6, 2014 - Health committee Vote

S2115
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committee
17
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Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Jun 11, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S2115
25
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committee
25
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 4, 2013 - Health committee Vote

S2115
17
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committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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S2115 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A829
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2 Title 6 ยง266, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7778

S2115 - Bill Texts

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Relates to creating the 21st century workgroup for disease elimination and reduction; directs the study of the severity, frequency of occurrence, likelihood of recurrence, existing animal vaccines and potential human vaccines for tuberculosis, eastern equine encephalitis virus, Lyme disease, human immunodeficiency virus, and others as determined by the commissioner; requires report.

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BILL NUMBER:S2115

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
creating the 21st century workgroup for disease elimination and
reduction

PURPOSE: To broaden the scope of the Department of Health's
management of infectious diseases that pose a public health risk by
creating The 21st Century Workgroup for Disease Elimination and
Reduction.

SUMMARY:

Section 1 adds a new title 6 to article 2 of the public health law,
creating The 21st Century Workgroup for Disease Elimination and
Reduction.

Section 2 provides the enacting clause.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill establishes The 215 Century Workgroup for
Disease Elimination and Reduction within the Department of Health.

Vaccines are modern medicine's most successful and efficient public
health tools for preventing disease and death. Because of vaccines ,
crippling or fatal diseases like polio are no longer a common health
threat.

Currently there are vaccines available to protect children and adults
against at least 17 diseases, which cause serious afflictions such as
paralysis, loss of hearing, infertility and even death. Some are
Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus lnfluenzae Type B
(Hib), Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Influenza (Flu), Measles,
Meningococcal, Mumps, Pertussis, Pneumococcal, Polio, Rotavirus,
Rubella, Shingles (Herpes Zoster), Tetanus, and Varicella
(Chickenpox).

Specific groups of people may need special vaccinations. For example,
first-year college students living in dorms should be immunized
against meningitis. Travelers going abroad to foreign countries where
diseases that aren't common in the United States exist, such as
typhoid fever and yellow fever, may need additional vaccines before
their trips. Measles, rubella, mumps and polio also may be a risk
during foreign travel.

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) which is a viral disease carried by
wild birds and transmitted to horses and other mammals by mosquitoes.
The virus is found in wetland habitats along the Eastern seaboard of
the United States. EEE rapidly attacks the central nervous system and
has a 90% mortality rate in horses.

While human cases of EEE are very rare, they are also extremely
serious with a recovery rate of less than 50%. Even in those
individuals who do recover, they are frequently left with brain
damage. Children are more susceptible to EEE than adults. Tragically,
one such child was Maggie Sue Wilcox, a four-year-old from Central,
New York, succumbed to EEE in the summer of 2011.


In the wake of that misfortune, public health forums and meetings
revealed the need for a modernization of the Department of Health's
management of infectious diseases.

The aim of this legislation is to utilize the expertise of the New
York Department of Health's Bureau of Immunization, working in
conjunction with the medical experts on the immunization Advisory
Council, to review existing vaccines, review the status of
international research and development for vaccines likely to be
candidates for the pharmaceutical marketplace and to review the status
of health threats which could be addressed by the development of
vaccines to thwart such threats.

In the category of diseases, illnesses and health threats, the
legislation directs the Department of Health to examine their
severity, frequency of occurrence, likelihood of recurrence over a
period of time, existence of vaccines for those diseases for animals .

The Department is expected to consult also with the vaccine and
immunization policy making national organizations, specifically the
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) which is a part of
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition,
accessing from the "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR and
other National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) publications, including
the National Immunization Survey (NIS), would be a routine aspect of
the Department's duties under this measure.

Funding for the initial work of the Department is expected to utilize
monies from the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant as
well as to establish a liaison with the State's economic development
infrastructure.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Unknown.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  2115

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. RITCHIE, HANNON, RANZENHOFER, VALESKY -- 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 creating the  21st
  century workgroup for disease elimination and reduction

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

  Section 1. Article 2 of the public health law is amended by  adding  a
new title 6 to read as follows:
                                  TITLE 6
    THE 21ST CENTURY WORKGROUP FOR DISEASE ELIMINATION AND REDUCTION
SECTION 266. THE  21ST  CENTURY  WORKGROUP  FOR  DISEASE ELIMINATION AND
                REDUCTION.
  S  266.  THE  21ST  CENTURY  WORKGROUP  FOR  DISEASE  ELIMINATION  AND
REDUCTION.    THE  21ST  CENTURY  WORKGROUP  FOR DISEASE ELIMINATION AND
REDUCTION IS HEREBY CREATED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT. THE WORKGROUP SHALL:
  1. BE COMPRISED OF EXPERTS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT'S BUREAU OF IMMUNIZA-
TION, EXPERTS ON THE IMMUNIZATION ADVISORY COUNCIL AND OTHER EXPERTS THE
COMMISSIONER DEEMS APPROPRIATE, CHARGED WITH THE  MISSION  OF  REVIEWING
EXISTING  VACCINES, THE STATUS OF INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
FOR VACCINES LIKELY TO BE CANDIDATES FOR THE PHARMACEUTICAL MARKETPLACE,
AND TO REVIEW THE STATUS OF HEALTH THREATS WHICH COULD BE  ADDRESSED  BY
THE DEVELOPMENT OF VACCINES;
  2.  STUDY  THE SEVERITY, FREQUENCY OF OCCURRENCE, LIKELIHOOD OF RECUR-
RENCE, EXISTING ANIMAL VACCINES AND POTENTIAL HUMAN VACCINES FOR  TUBER-
CULOSIS,  EASTERN EQUINE ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS, LYME DISEASE, HUMAN IMMUNO-
DEFICIENCY VIRUS, AND ANY OTHER DISEASE OR VIRUS THE COMMISSIONER  DEEMS
APPROPRIATE;
  3. CONSULT WITH NATIONAL VACCINE AND IMMUNIZATION POLICY MAKING ORGAN-
IZATIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON IMMUN-
IZATION  PRACTICES UNDER THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04515-01-3

S. 2115                             2

THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE  OF  ALLERGY
AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES;
  4.  APPLY FOR GRANTS, ACCEPT GIFTS FROM PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SOURCES FOR
PURPOSES SET FORTH HEREIN; AND
  5. REPORT ANNUALLY TO THE COMMISSIONER, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE
SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE CHAIR OF  THE  SENATE  STANDING
COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, AND THE CHAIR OF THE ASSEMBLY HEALTH COMMITTEE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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