senate Bill S6444

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides that an affirmation of a health care practitioner may be served or filed in an action in lieu of and with same force and effect as an affidavit

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 24, 2014 referred to judiciary

S6444 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Civil Practice Law and Rules
Laws Affected:
Amd R2106, CPLR
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A2061
2009-2010: A1725

S6444 - Summary

Provides that an affirmation of a health care practitioner may be served or filed in an action in lieu of and with same force and effect as an affidavit (changes the current reference in existing provisions from "physician, osteopath or dentist" to "health care practitioner").

S6444 - Sponsor Memo

S6444 - 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

                            January 24, 2014

Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to  chang-
  ing  reference  from  physician,  osteopath  or dentist to health care


  Section  1.  Rule 2106 of the civil practice law and rules, as amended
by judicial conference proposal No. 3 for the year 1973, is  amended  to
read as follows:
  Rule  2106. Affirmation of truth of statement by attorney[, physician,
osteopath or dentist] OR HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER.  The statement of  an
attorney  admitted  to  practice  in  the  courts  of the state, or of a
[physician, osteopath or dentist] HEALTH CARE  PRACTITIONER,  authorized
by TITLE EIGHT OF THE EDUCATION law to practice in the state, who is not
a  party  to an action, when subscribed and affirmed by him OR HER to be
true under the penalties of perjury, may  be  served  or  filed  in  the
action in lieu of and with the same force and effect as an affidavit.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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