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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S475
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S475 - Details
S475 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S475 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to autism spectrum disorder reporting PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To establish a registry in the Department of Health for reporting diagnoses of autism spectrum disorders and maintaining such information to improve the current knowledge and understating of autism, to conduct thorough and complete epidemiological surveys of the disorder, to enable analysis of this problem, and to plan for and provide services to children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill sets forth a legislative intent. Section 2 of the bill adds a new Article 24-F to the public health law setting up the registry, reporting requirements and provisions to ensure confidentiality. Section 3 of the bill provides for an effective date 120 days after enactment.
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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