assembly Bill A9632

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the "bill of adoptee rights"

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Jan 26, 2018 referred to health

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A9632 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7550
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §4138-e, amd §§4138, 4138-d & 4104, Pub Health L; amd §114, Dom Rel L

A9632 - Summary

Enacts the "bill of adoptee rights".

A9632 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9632

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 26, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. WEPRIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the domestic relations law, in
  relation to enacting the "bill of adoptee rights"

  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
4138-e to read as follows:
  S  4138-E.  BILL OF ADOPTEE RIGHTS. 1. THIS SECTION SHALL BE KNOWN AND
MAY BE CITED AS THE "BILL OF ADOPTEE RIGHTS".
  2. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY STATES ITS INTENTION TO ACKNOWLEDGE, SUPPORT
AND ENCOURAGE THE LIFE-LONG HEALTH AND WELL-BEING NEEDS OF  PERSONS  WHO
HAVE  BEEN AND WILL BE ADOPTED IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK. THE LEGISLATURE
FURTHER RECOGNIZES THAT THE DENIAL OF ACCESS TO  ACCURATE  AND  COMPLETE
MEDICAL  AND  SELF-IDENTIFYING  DATA  OF  ANY  ADOPTED PERSON, KNOWN AND
WILFULLY WITHHELD BY OTHERS, MAY RESULT IN  SUCH  PERSON  SUCCUMBING  TO
PREVENTABLE  DISEASE,  PREMATURE DEATH OR OTHERWISE UNHEALTHY LIFE, IS A
VIOLATION OF THAT PERSON'S HUMAN RIGHTS AND IS CONTRARY TO THE TENETS OF
GOVERNANCE. AS SUCH, THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION  SEEK  TO  ESTABLISH
CONSIDERATIONS UNDER THE LAW FOR ADOPTED PERSONS EQUAL TO SUCH CONSIDER-
ATIONS PERMITTED BY LAW TO ALL NON-ADOPTED PERSONS; THIS SECTION DOES SO
WHILE  PROVIDING  FOR  THE  PRIVACY  OF AN ADOPTED PERSON AND HIS OR HER
BIRTH.
  3. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF  LAW,  WHEN  AN  ADOPTED
PERSON  ATTAINS  THE  AGE  OF EIGHTEEN YEARS, THAT PERSON SHALL HAVE THE
RIGHT TO RECEIPT OF A CERTIFIED COPY OF HIS OR HER ORIGINAL (LONG  FORM,
LINE  BY  LINE  VAULT  COPY) BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND ANY CHANGE HIS OR HER
BIRTH PARENT OR PARENTS MAY HAVE ATTACHED TO THAT CERTIFICATE, AND/OR  A
MEDICAL  HISTORY  FORM  IF  AVAILABLE, UPON APPLICATION, PRESENTATION OF
PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION AND THE PAYMENT OF A NOMINAL FEE.
  (B) WHEN IT SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE THROUGH GOOD-FAITH EFFORTS TO  PROVIDE
A  COPY  OF  AN ADULT ADOPTED PERSON'S ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE (AS IN
THE CASE OF AN ADOPTED PERSON BORN OUTSIDE OF, BUT ADOPTED  WITHIN,  THE
STATE  OF  NEW  YORK),  THE ADULT ADOPTED PERSON SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO

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

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