senate Bill S2712

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides treatment for sexually transmitted diseases to minors without a parent's or guardian's consent

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to health
Jan 28, 2015 referred to health

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S2712 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1528
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2305, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4779, A6702
2011-2012: S384, A343
2013-2014: S3134, A497
2017-2018: S5611, A2469
2019-2020: S3899, A973

S2712 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides treatment for sexually transmitted diseases to minors without a parent's or guardian's consent; provides definition for health care practitioner.

S2712 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2712 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2712

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN, PARKER, PERALTA,
  RIVERA  --  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 providing  medical
  care to minors for sexually transmitted diseases without a parent's or
  guardian's consent

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

  Section 1. Section 2305 of the public health law, as amended by  chap-
ter  878 of the laws of 1980, the section heading and subdivisions 1 and
2 as amended by section 35 of part E of chapter 56 of the laws of  2013,
is amended to read as follows:
  S 2305. Sexually transmitted diseases; CARE AND treatment [by licensed
physician  or  staff physician of a hospital; prescriptions]; CONSENT BY
MINORS. 1. No person, other than a [licensed physician, or, in a  hospi-
tal,  a staff physician] HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER, shall diagnose, treat
or prescribe for a person who is infected with  a  sexually  transmitted
disease,  or who has been exposed to infection with a sexually transmit-
ted disease, or dispense or sell a drug,  medicine  or  remedy  for  the
treatment  of  such  person  except  on prescription of a [duly licensed
physician] HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER.
  2. (A) A [licensed physician, or in a  hospital,  a  staff  physician]
HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER, may diagnose, treat or prescribe TREATMENT FOR
A  SEXUALLY  TRANSMITTED  DISEASE for a person under the age of [twenty-
one] EIGHTEEN years without the consent or knowledge of the  parents  or
[guardian]  GUARDIANS of said person, where such person is infected with
a sexually transmitted disease, or has been exposed to infection with  a
sexually transmitted disease.
  (B)  A HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER MAY PROVIDE HEALTH CARE RELATED TO THE
PREVENTION OF A SEXUALLY TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASE, INCLUDING  ADMINISTERING
VACCINES,  TO  A  PERSON  UNDER  THE  AGE  OF EIGHTEEN YEARS WITHOUT THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03334-01-5

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