assembly Bill A10186

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to tick-borne disease testing in children

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Mar 22, 2018 referred to health


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A10186 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §206-b, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:

A10186 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a pilot program for Lyme and tick-borne disease testing in children.

A10186 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 22, 2018

Introduced  by M. of A. WOERNER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to creating  a  pilot
  program for Lyme and tick-borne disease testing in children


  Section 1. Section 206-b of the public health law, as added by chapter
260 of the laws of 1988, is amended to read as follows:
  § 206-b. LYME AND TICK-BORNE DISEASE.  1.  Special  requirements  with
respect to Lyme disease diagnosis.  [1.] A. Within thirty days after the
effective  date  of  this  section,  the commissioner shall, in writing,
order every physician practicing  in  Suffolk,  Westchester  and  Nassau
counties  to  review  the  medical records of any patient such physician
treated during the period commencing  January  first,  nineteen  hundred
seventy-five and ending on the date of such order wherein such physician
made  a  diagnosis  of  juvenile  rheumatoid arthritis and to review the
circumstances of such diagnosis to reconsider whether such  patient  has
suffered,  or  is  suffering,  from  the  complex, multi-system disorder
caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, which disease is transmit-
ted by the Ixodes dammini tick and is  commonly  referred  to  as  "Lyme
disease".  In any case where a hospital or other health care institution
or provider has custody or control of the medical records for a  patient
so  diagnosed,  upon  request such physician shall be entitled to review
such medical records for purposes of complying with such  order  or  the
commissioner  may  order any such hospital or other health care institu-
tion or provider wherever situated  within  the  state  to  review  such
records to reconsider a diagnosis of Lyme disease.
  [2.]  B.  The  commissioner, upon a showing that there is a reasonable
basis to believe that  the  order  provided  for  herein  has  not  been
complied  with,  shall  be entitled to apply to a justice of the supreme
court for an order requiring  any  such  physician  to  submit  for  the
commissioner's  consideration  such  records,  charts or other pertinent
data which will enable him to determine  whether  there  has  been  full
compliance with such order.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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