senate Bill S6926

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of health to establish protocols for the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick borne diseases

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 16, 2018 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 14, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.1150
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
Oct 20, 2017 referred to rules

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S6926 - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §206-b, Pub Health L

S6926 - Summary

Directs the commissioner of health to establish a standard protocol for the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick borne diseases identified by such commissioner; such protocol shall require the provision of written notification to each patient being treated for Lyme disease or other tick borne diseases relating to symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and other information relating to such diseases.

S6926 - Sponsor Memo

S6926 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6926

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 20, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. HANNON, SERINO, HELMING, AMEDORE, AVELLA, BONACIC,
  BOYLE, CARLUCCI, DeFRANCISCO, GOLDEN, LANZA, LARKIN, LAVALLE,  LITTLE,
  MARCELLINO, O'MARA, RITCHIE, TEDISCO, VALESKY, YOUNG -- read twice and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Rules

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the diagnosis  and
  treatment of Lyme disease and other tick borne diseases

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

  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:
  S 206-b. 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 Janu-
ary 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 reconsid-
er whether such patient has suffered, or is suffering, from the complex,
multi-system disorder caused  by  the  bacterium  Borrelia  burgdorferi,
which  disease is transmitted 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 comply-
ing  with  such order or the commissioner may order any such hospital or
other health care institution 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] IN  THIS  SUBDIVI-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13579-02-7

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