assembly Bill A9019A

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to impact studies on tick-borne diseases

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 07, 2018 signed chap.364
Nov 26, 2018 delivered to governor
Jun 04, 2018 returned to assembly
passed senate
May 30, 2018 3rd reading cal.403
substituted for s7171a
May 22, 2018 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 17, 2018 advanced to third reading cal.921
May 15, 2018 reported
Apr 25, 2018 print number 9019a
Apr 25, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to ways and means
Mar 27, 2018 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 12, 2018 referred to mental health

Co-Sponsors

A9019 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7171
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §207-a, Pub Health L

A9019 - Summary

Relates to impact studies on tick-borne diseases; requires the department to issue a report examining the mental health impacts of tick-borne diseases and blood-borne pathogens on mental illness rates in endemic areas of the state.

A9019 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9019

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2018
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to impact studies on
  infectious diseases

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

  Section  1.  The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section
7.48 to read as follows:
§ 7.48 INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGEN IMPACT STUDY.
  (A) THE OFFICE, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH,  SHALL
ISSUE  A  REPORT  EXAMINING  THE  MENTAL  HEALTH  IMPACTS  OF INFECTIOUS
DISEASES AND BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGENS ON MENTAL ILLNESS  RATES  IN  ENDEMIC
AREAS OF THE STATE. SUCH REPORT SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (1) CONSIDERATIONS OF HOW LYME, TICK-BORNE ILLNESSES, AND OTHER BLOOD-
BORNE  PATHOGENS  OR  VECTOR-BORNE  DISEASES  MAY HAVE CORRELATIONS WITH
MENTAL ILLNESS IN INFECTED INDIVIDUALS;
  (2) POPULATIONS AT-RISK INCLUDING THOSE INDIVIDUALS  WITH  OCCUPATIONS
OUTDOORS AND/OR INCREASED EXPOSURE TO VECTORS;
  (3)  DIAGNOSTIC INDICATORS OF MENTAL ILLNESS THAT CAN BE USED AS GUID-
ANCE FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS;
  (4) HISTORICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF INFECTION RATES  AND  MENTAL  ILLNESS
INDICATORS  THAT  MAY  HAVE  GONE UNDIAGNOSED OR MISDIAGNOSED IN ENDEMIC
AREAS; AND
  (5) RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INTERVENTION AND COORDINATED CARE FOR INDIVID-
UALS WHO EXHIBIT MENTAL ILLNESS SYMPTOMS AS WELL AS THOSE WHO HAVE  BOTH
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH INDICATORS.
  (B)  SUCH  REPORT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE
SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY NO LATER THAN OCTOBER FIRST,  TWO
THOUSAND  NINETEEN. THE OFFICE AND THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH MAY ENGAGE
STAKEHOLDERS IN THE COMPILATION OF THE REPORT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO, MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS,  HEALTH  CARE  PRACTITIONERS,  MENTAL
HEALTH PROVIDERS, COUNTY AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT, AND ADVOCATES.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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

Co-Sponsors

A9019A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7171
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §207-a, Pub Health L

A9019A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to impact studies on tick-borne diseases; requires the department to issue a report examining the mental health impacts of tick-borne diseases and blood-borne pathogens on mental illness rates in endemic areas of the state.

A9019A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 9019--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. GUNTHER, LUPARDO, BARRETT, BYRNE -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Mental Health -- reported and referred to
  the Committee on Ways and Means -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to impact studies on
  tick-borne diseases

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

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
207-a to read as follows:
  § 207-A. TICK-BORNE DISEASES AND BLOOD-BORNE  PATHOGEN  IMPACT  STUDY.
1.  THE  DEPARTMENT,  IN  CONJUNCTION  WITH  THE  COMMISSIONER OF MENTAL
HEALTH, SHALL ISSUE A REPORT EXAMINING  THE  MENTAL  HEALTH  IMPACTS  OF
TICK-BORNE DISEASES AND BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGENS ON MENTAL ILLNESS RATES IN
ENDEMIC AREAS OF THE STATE. SUCH REPORT SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED
TO:
  (A) CONSIDERATIONS OF HOW LYME, TICK-BORNE ILLNESSES, AND OTHER BLOOD-
BORNE  PATHOGENS  OR  VECTOR-BORNE  DISEASES  MAY HAVE CORRELATIONS WITH
MENTAL ILLNESS IN INFECTED INDIVIDUALS;
  (B) POPULATIONS AT-RISK INCLUDING THOSE INDIVIDUALS  WITH  OCCUPATIONS
OUTDOORS AND/OR INCREASED EXPOSURE TO VECTORS;
  (C)  DIAGNOSTIC INDICATORS OF MENTAL ILLNESS THAT CAN BE USED AS GUID-
ANCE FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS;
  (D) HISTORICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF INFECTION RATES  AND  MENTAL  ILLNESS
INDICATORS  THAT  MAY  HAVE  GONE UNDIAGNOSED OR MISDIAGNOSED IN ENDEMIC
AREAS; AND
  (E) RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INTERVENTION AND COORDINATED CARE FOR INDIVID-
UALS WHO EXHIBIT MENTAL ILLNESS SYMPTOMS AS WELL AS THOSE WHO HAVE  BOTH
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH INDICATORS.
  2.  SUCH  REPORT  SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE
SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY NO LATER THAN OCTOBER FIRST,  TWO
THOUSAND  NINETEEN. THE DEPARTMENT AND THE COMMISSIONER OF MENTAL HEALTH
MAY ENGAGE STAKEHOLDERS IN THE COMPILATION OF THE REPORT, INCLUDING  BUT
NOT  LIMITED  TO, MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS, HEALTH CARE PRACTITION-
ERS, MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS, COUNTY AND  LOCAL  GOVERNMENT,  AND  ADVO-
CATES.

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