senate Bill S2245

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Grants immunity from liability to organizations which establish physician committees the purpose of which is to refer to treatment physicians who are thought to be suffering from addiction or mental illness

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 committed to rules
Feb 13, 2018 advanced to third reading
Feb 12, 2018 2nd report cal.
Feb 06, 2018 1st report cal.369
Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 21, 2017 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 13, 2017 advanced to third reading
Mar 08, 2017 2nd report cal.
Mar 07, 2017 1st report cal.384
Jan 12, 2017 referred to health

Votes

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Feb 6, 2018 - Health committee Vote

S2245
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 7, 2017 - Health committee Vote

S2245
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: Mar 7, 2017

aye wr (2)
excused (1)

S2245 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2703
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §230, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S3461, A7267
2019-2020: S1796, A2995

S2245 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Grants immunity from liability to organizations which establish physician committees the purpose of which is to confront and refer to treatment physicians who are thought to be suffering from addiction or mental illness.

S2245 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2245 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2245

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- 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 granting  immunity
  from liability to organizations which establish physician committees

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (g) of subdivision  11  of  section  230  of  the
public health law, as added by chapter 426 of the laws of 1983, subpara-
graphs  (ii)  and  (iii)  as amended by chapter 606 of the laws of 1991,
subparagraphs (v) and (vi) as added by chapter 582 of the laws of  1984,
is amended to read as follows:
  (g) (I) Any physician committee of the Medical Society of the State of
New  York,  the  New  York State Osteopathic Society or a county medical
society referred to in subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (c) of this subdi-
vision shall develop procedures in consultation with, and  approved  by,
the commissioner [of the department of health], including but not limit-
ed to the following:
  [(i)]  (A)  The  committee  shall  disclose at least once a month such
information as the  director  of  the  office  of  professional  medical
conduct  may  deem  appropriate  regarding reports received, contacts or
investigations made and the disposition of each report, provided however
that the committee shall not disclose any personally identifiable infor-
mation except as provided in [subparagraph (ii)] CLAUSE (B) or [subpara-
graph (iii)] (C) of this [paragraph] SUBPARAGRAPH.
  [(ii)] (B) The committee shall immediately report to the director  the
name,  all information obtained and the results of any contact or inves-
tigation regarding any physician who  is  believed  to  be  an  imminent
danger to the public.
  [(iii)]  (C)  The  committee  shall report to the director in a timely
fashion all information obtained regarding any physician who refuses  to

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02467-01-7

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