|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Apr 30, 2014||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S7130
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S7130 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7130 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7130 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to accrual of certain causes of action PURPOSE OF BILL: To amend the statute of limitations for medical, dental or podiatric malpractice to include a discovery of injury rule, allowing the current two and half year statute of limitations to run from the date an injured patient discovers, or should have discovered, that their injury was caused by malpractice. However, in no event shall a malpractice action be filed more than ten years after the date of the alleged malpractice. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF BILL: Amends Section 214-a of the Civil Practice Law and Rules to accomplish the above purpose. JUSTIFICATION: New York's current statute of limitations as to medical malpractice is two and one half years from the date of the act, omission or failure complained of or last treatment where there is continuous treatment. It is not only the shortest negligence statute in the State of New
S7130 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7130 I N S E N A T E April 30, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LIBOUS -- 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 accrual of certain causes of action THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The opening paragraph of subdivision (g) of section 203 of the civil practice law and rules is designated paragraph 1 and a new paragraph 2 is added to read as follows: 2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, FOR THE PURPOSES OF SECTIONS FIFTY-E AND FIFTY-I OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW, SECTION TEN OF THE COURT OF CLAIMS ACT, AND THE PROVISIONS OF ANY OTHER LAW PERTAINING TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF AN ACTION OR SPECIAL PROCEEDING, OR TO THE FILING OF A NOTICE OF CLAIM AS A CONDITION PRECEDENT TO COMMENCEMENT OF AN ACTION OR SPECIAL PROCEEDING WITHIN A SPECIFIED TIME PERIOD, THE PERIOD IN WHICH TO COMMENCE SUCH ACTION OR PROCEEDING OR TO FILE SUCH NOTICE OF CLAIM SHALL NOT BEING TO RUN UNTIL THE LATER OF EITHER: (A) WHEN ONE KNOWS OR REASONABLY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE ALLEGED NEGLIGENT ACT OR OMISSION AND KNOWS OR REASONABLY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT SUCH NEGLIGENT ACT OR OMISSION HAS CAUSED AN INJURY; OR (B) THE DATE OF THE LAST TREATMENT WHERE THERE IS CONTINUOUS TREATMENT FOR THE SAME ILLNESS, INJURY OR CONDITION WHICH HAVE RISE TO THE ACCRUAL OF AN ACTION. HOWEVER, SUCH ACTION SHALL COMMENCE NO LATER THAN TEN YEARS FROM THE ACT, OMISSION OR FAILURE COMPLAINED OF OR LAST TREATMENT WHERE THERE IS CONTINUOUS TREATMENT FOR THE SAME ILLNESS, INJURY OR CONDITION WHICH GAVE RISE TO THE ACT, OMISSION OR FAILURE; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT WHERE THE ACTION IS BASED UPON THE DISCOVERY OF A FOREIGN OBJECT IN THE BODY OF A PATIENT, THE ACTION MAY BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE DATE OF SUCH DISCOVERY OR OF THE DATE OF DISCOVERY OF FACTS WHICH WOULD REASONABLY LEAD TO SUCH DISCOVERY, WHICHEVER IS EARLIER. S 2. Section 214-a of the civil practice law and rules, as amended by chapter 485 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows: S 214-a. Action for medical, dental or podiatric malpractice to be commenced within two years and six months; exceptions. An action for EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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