senate Bill S1294

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes the reasonable charge for electronic copies of medical records and patient information

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 committed to rules
Jun 05, 2018 advanced to third reading
Jun 04, 2018 2nd report cal.
May 31, 2018 1st report cal.1510
Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 14, 2017 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 05, 2017 advanced to third reading
May 24, 2017 2nd report cal.
May 23, 2017 1st report cal.1138
Jan 09, 2017 referred to health

Votes

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May 31, 2018 - Health committee Vote

S1294
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 23, 2017 - Health committee Vote

S1294
16
1
committee
16
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S1294 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1925
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§17 & 18, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6848, A9022
2015-2016: S421, A1474
2019-2020: A4120

S1294 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the reasonable charge for electronic copies of medical records and patient information.

S1294 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1294 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1294

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- 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  establishing  the
  reasonable charge for electronic copies of medical records and patient
  information

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

  Section 1. The first undesignated  paragraph  of  section  17  of  the
public  health  law,  as  amended by chapter 576 of the laws of 1998, is
amended to read as follows:
  Upon the written request of any competent patient, parent or  guardian
of an infant, a guardian appointed pursuant to article eighty-one of the
mental  hygiene  law,  or  conservator  of  a conservatee, an examining,
consulting or treating physician or hospital must release  and  deliver,
exclusive of personal notes of the said physician or hospital, copies of
all  x-rays,  medical  records and test records including all laboratory
tests regarding that patient to any other designated physician or hospi-
tal provided, however, that such records concerning the treatment of  an
infant  patient  for  venereal disease or the performance of an abortion
operation upon such infant patient shall  not  be  released  or  in  any
manner  be  made available to the parent or guardian of such infant, and
provided, further, that original mammograms, rather than copies thereof,
shall be released and delivered. Either the physician or hospital incur-
ring the expense of providing copies of x-rays, medical records and test
records including all laboratory tests pursuant  to  the  provisions  of
this  section  may  impose  a reasonable charge to be paid by the person
requesting the release and deliverance of such records as  reimbursement
for such expenses, provided, however, that the physician or hospital may
not  impose a charge for copying an original mammogram when the original
has been released or delivered to any competent patient, parent or guar-
dian of an infant, a guardian appointed pursuant to  article  eighty-one

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

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