|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 16, 2018||referred to health|
delivered to assembly
|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|
senate Bill S6926
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6926 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Health
- 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
BILL NUMBER: S6926 SPONSOR: HANNON TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick borne diseases PURPOSE: To ensure New York is taking the lead in the fight against Lyme and tick borne diseases (TBDs) by requiring the Commissioner of Health to work with health care providers and experts to develop a standard protocol and patient notification for the diagnosis and treatment of this public health epidemic. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one adds a new subsection to § 206-b of the Public Health Law to require the Commissioner of Health, in consultation with health care providers and experts, to develop a standardized protocol for the diag-
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: § 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.
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