senate Bill S6489A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits emergency service providers from selling patient health information without written consent

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 23, 2016 print number 6489a
May 23, 2016 amend and recommit to health
Jan 20, 2016 referred to health

S6489 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8226
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3001, add §3006-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S4372, A328
2019-2020: S4119, A230

S6489 - Summary

Prohibits emergency service providers from selling patient health information without written consent.

S6489 - Sponsor Memo

S6489 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6489

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 20, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- 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 the protection  of
  private patient information by ambulance services

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

  Section 1.  Section 3001 of the public health law is amended by adding
two new subdivisions 22 and 23 to read as follows:
  22. "INDIVIDUAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION" MEANS INFORMATION IDENTIFYING
OR TENDING TO IDENTIFY A PATIENT.
  23. "MARKETING" MEANS, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, ADVERTISING,  DETAILING,
MARKETING, PROMOTION, OR ANY ACTIVITY THAT IS INTENDED TO BE OR COULD BE
USED TO INFLUENCE BUSINESS VOLUME, SALES OR MARKET SHARE OR EVALUATE THE
EFFECTIVENESS OF MARKETING PRACTICES OR PERSONNEL, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER
THE  BENEFICIARY OF THE MARKETING IS A GOVERNMENTAL, FOR-PROFIT, OR NOT-
FOR-PROFIT ENTITY.
  S 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new  section  3006-a
to read as follows:
  S  3006-A.  PATIENT  PRIVACY.  1.  NO AMBULANCE SERVICE, ADVANCED LIFE
SUPPORT FIRST RESPONSE SERVICE, OR EMPLOYEE,  MEMBER  OR  AGENT  THEREOF
SHALL DISCLOSE, SELL, TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR USE ANY INDIVIDUAL IDENTIFY-
ING INFORMATION TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY FOR THE PURPOSE OF MARKETING.
  2.  NOTWITHSTANDING  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF THIS SECTION, AND SUBJECT TO
OTHERWISE APPLICABLE LAW,  INDIVIDUAL  IDENTIFYING  INFORMATION  MAY  BE
DISCLOSED, SOLD, TRANSFERRED OR EXCHANGED TO:
  (A)  THE  PATIENT  WHO  IS THE SUBJECT OF THE INFORMATION, OR A PERSON
AUTHORIZED TO MAKE HEALTH CARE DECISIONS FOR THE PATIENT;
  (B) A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER PROVIDING CARE OR TREATMENT TO THE PATIENT,
FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH CARE  OR  TREATMENT;  OR  A  HEALTH  INFORMATION
SYSTEM SUBJECT TO REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH
CARE OR TREATMENT;
  (C)  AN  OFFICER,  INSPECTOR  OR INVESTIGATOR FOR A GOVERNMENT HEALTH,
LICENSING OR LAW  ENFORCEMENT  AGENCY  ACTING  UNDER  APPROPRIATE  LEGAL
AUTHORITY;

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

S6489A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8226
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3001, add §3006-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S4372, A328
2019-2020: S4119, A230

S6489A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits emergency service providers from selling patient health information without written consent.

S6489A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6489A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6489--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 20, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the protection of
  private patient information by ambulance services

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

  Section 1.  Section 3001 of the public health law is amended by adding
two new subdivisions 22 and 23 to read as follows:
  22. "INDIVIDUAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION" MEANS INFORMATION IDENTIFYING
OR TENDING TO IDENTIFY A PATIENT.
  23.  "MARKETING" MEANS, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, ADVERTISING, DETAILING,
MARKETING, PROMOTION, OR ANY ACTIVITY THAT IS INTENDED TO BE OR COULD BE
USED TO INFLUENCE BUSINESS VOLUME, SALES OR MARKET SHARE OR EVALUATE THE
EFFECTIVENESS OF MARKETING PRACTICES OR PERSONNEL, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER
THE BENEFICIARY OF THE MARKETING IS A GOVERNMENTAL, FOR-PROFIT, OR  NOT-
FOR-PROFIT ENTITY.
  S  2.  The public health law is amended by adding a new section 3006-a
to read as follows:
  S 3006-A. PATIENT PRIVACY. 1.  NO  AMBULANCE  SERVICE,  ADVANCED  LIFE
SUPPORT  FIRST  RESPONSE  SERVICE,  OR EMPLOYEE, MEMBER OR AGENT THEREOF
SHALL DISCLOSE, SELL, TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR USE ANY INDIVIDUAL IDENTIFY-
ING INFORMATION TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY FOR THE PURPOSE OF MARKETING.
  2. NOTWITHSTANDING SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS  SECTION,  AND  SUBJECT  TO
OTHERWISE  APPLICABLE  LAW,  INDIVIDUAL  IDENTIFYING  INFORMATION MAY BE
DISCLOSED, SOLD, TRANSFERRED OR EXCHANGED TO:
  (A) THE PATIENT WHO IS THE SUBJECT OF THE  INFORMATION,  OR  A  PERSON
AUTHORIZED TO MAKE HEALTH CARE DECISIONS FOR THE PATIENT;
  (B) A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER PROVIDING CARE OR TREATMENT TO THE PATIENT,
FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  SUCH  CARE  OR TREATMENT; OR A HEALTH INFORMATION
SYSTEM SUBJECT TO REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH
CARE OR TREATMENT;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11644-02-6

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