senate Bill S7945

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Grants the transplant council the power to make recommendations to the commissioner of health relating to organ donation, procurement organizations, banks and storage

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 14, 2016 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1710
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 27, 2016 referred to health


S7945 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง4361, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:

S7945 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Grants the transplant council the power to make recommendations to the commissioner of health relating to organ donation, transplantation, procurement organizations, banks and storage; requires the council to make such recommendations annually.

S7945 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7945 (ACTIVE) - 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

                              May 27, 2016

Introduced  by Sens. HANNON, FLANAGAN -- 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  transplant


  Section 1. Section 4361 of the public health law, as added by  chapter
589 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read as follows:
  S  4361.  Transplant council. 1. There shall be created in the depart-
ment a transplant council which shall advise AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO
the commissioner on matters  relating  to  organ  DONATION,  procurement
organizations, banks, and storage facilities and other issues related to
the DONATION, procurement, storage, allocation, distribution, and trans-
plantation of organs and tissue. The council shall consist of twenty-one
members of which seven, including the chairperson, shall be appointed by
the  governor,  seven by the temporary president of the senate and seven
by the speaker of the assembly. The transplant council shall be composed
of members of the general public, transplant  recipients  or  donors  or
their family members, representatives of organ procurement organizations
and  banks or storage facilities, physicians with expertise in organ and
tissue transplantation and the care of persons with  end  stage  disease
resulting from organ failure and persons with expertise in histocompati-
bility typing, law and ethics.
  2.  The  terms of office of members of the transplant council shall be
three years, provided, however, that  of  the  members  first  appointed
seven  shall be appointed for terms which shall expire on December thir-
ty-first, nineteen hundred ninety-two,  seven  shall  be  appointed  for
terms  which  shall  expire  on  December thirty-first, nineteen hundred
ninety-four and seven shall be appointed for terms  which  shall  expire
December  thirty-first,  nineteen hundred ninety-six. Vacancies shall be
filled by appointment in like manner for  the  unexpired  term  of  such
  3. The transplant council shall meet as frequently as its business may
require, and at least twice in each year.

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


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