senate Bill S2754A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the county health commissioner to notify certain individuals in the event of an emergency creating an imminent risk to public health and safety

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Jan 29, 2014 print number 2754a
amend and recommit to health
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Jan 23, 2013 referred to health

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S2754 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A535A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §352, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7358A, A7121A

S2754 - Bill Texts

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Requires the county health commissioner to notify certain individuals in the event of an emergency creating an imminent risk to public health and safety.

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BILL NUMBER:S2754

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
notifying local officials of the occurrence of certain emergency situ-
ations

PURPOSE: To require county health commissioners to notify appropriate
local officials in the event of a health emergency. This bill is
designed to facilitate the timely notice to county and local Officials
so that they can put in place the appropriate emergency response as soon
as possible.

SUMMARY: This law would amend Section 352 of the public health law by
adding a new subdivision 7, which requires that upon the occurrence of
an emergency where an imminent imperilment to the public health and
safety exists, the county health commissioner shall immediately notify,
in addition to those individuals he or she would have otherwise noti-
fied, the chief executive officer of each municipality affected by the
emergency, each member of the county's legislative body who represents
the area affected by the emergency, and each member of the municipal
legislative body who represents the area affected by the emergency.

JUSTIFICATION: There are gaps in the notification procedures. When
there is a threat to public health all appropriate officials need to be
alerted so they can put in place the appropriate emergency response as
soon as possible. The sooner the public is aware of the problem, the
sooner they can take steps to protect themselves.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.7358-A of 2012 referred to health

FISCAL IMPACT: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately

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

                                  2754

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- 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 notifying local
  officials of the occurrence of certain emergency situations

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

  Section 1. Section 352 of the public health law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7.  UPON  THE OCCURRENCE OF AN EMERGENCY WHERE AN IMMINENT IMPERILMENT
TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY EXISTS, IN ADDITION TO THOSE INDIVIDUALS
HE OR SHE WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE NOTIFIED, THE COUNTY HEALTH  COMMISSIONER
SHALL  IMMEDIATELY  NOTIFY THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS OF THE EXISTENCE OF
SUCH EMERGENCY:
  (A) THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF EACH MUNICIPALITY AFFECTED  BY  THE
EMERGENCY; AND
  (B)  EACH  MEMBER  OF  THE LEGISLATIVE BODY OF THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE
EMERGENCY EXISTS WHO REPRESENTS THE AREA AFFECTED BY THE EMERGENCY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03588-01-3

S2754A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A535A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §352, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7358A, A7121A

S2754A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Requires the county health commissioner to notify certain individuals in the event of an emergency creating an imminent risk to public health and safety.

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BILL NUMBER:S2754A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
notifying local officials of the occurrence of certain emergency
situations

PURPOSE:

To require county health commissioners to notify appropriate local
officials in the event of a health emergency. This bill is designed to
facilitate the timely notice to county and local Officials so that
they can put in place the appropriate emergency response as soon as
possible.

SUMMARY:

Section 1 amends Section 352 of the Public Health Law by adding a new
subdivision 7, to require that upon the occurrence of an emergency
where an imminent imperilment to the public health and safety exists,
the County Health Commissioner shall immediately notify, in addition
to those individuals he or she would have otherwise notified, the
chief executive officer of each municipality affected by the
emergency; each member of the county's legislative body who represents
the area affected by the emergency; and each member of the municipal
legislative body who represents the area affected by the emergency;
and where the emergency affects another county, the County Health
Commissioner of the affected county or counties.

JUSTIFICATION:

There are gaps in the notification procedures. When there is an
imminent threat to public health all appropriate officials need to be
alerted so they can put in place the appropriate emergency response as
soon as possible. The sooner the public is aware of the problem, the
sooner they can take steps to protect themselves.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.7358-A of 2012 referred to health; same as A.535 (Abinanti); 2013:
Passed Assembly; S. 2754 referred to health.

FISCAL IMPACT:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately

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

                                 2754--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Health -- recommitted to
  the Committee on Health in accordance with Senate Rule 6,  sec.  8  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation  to  notifying  local
  officials of the occurrence of certain emergency situations

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

  Section 1. Section 352 of the public health law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7. UPON THE OCCURRENCE OF AN EMERGENCY WHERE AN  IMMINENT  IMPERILMENT
TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY EXISTS, IN ADDITION TO THOSE INDIVIDUALS
HE  OR SHE WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE NOTIFIED, THE COUNTY HEALTH COMMISSIONER
SHALL IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS OF THE  EXISTENCE  OF
SUCH EMERGENCY:
  (A)  THE  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF EACH MUNICIPALITY AFFECTED BY THE
EMERGENCY;
  (B) EACH MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE BODY OF THE  COUNTY  IN  WHICH  THE
EMERGENCY EXISTS WHO REPRESENTS THE AREA AFFECTED BY THE EMERGENCY; AND
  (C)  WHERE  THE  EMERGENCY  AFFECTS  ANOTHER COUNTY, THE COUNTY HEALTH
COMMISSIONER OF THE AFFECTED COUNTY OR COUNTIES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03588-03-4

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