senate Bill S475

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires health care professionals to report any diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder to a registry maintained by the department of health

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S475 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A136
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 24-F ยงยง2499-b & 2499-c, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2340, A2300
2009-2010: S369, A10498

S475 - Summary

Requires health care professionals to report any diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder to a registry maintained by the department of health.

S475 - Sponsor Memo

S475 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   475

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00776-01-3

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