senate Bill S7171

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to impact studies on infectious diseases

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 28, 2018 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 13, 2018 advanced to third reading
Feb 12, 2018 2nd report cal.
Feb 06, 2018 1st report cal.403
Jan 03, 2018 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

Votes

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Feb 6, 2018 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Feb 6, 2018

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S7171 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9019
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง7.48, Ment Hyg L

S7171 - Summary

Requires the commissioner to issue a report examining the health impacts of infectious diseases and blood-borne pathogens on mental illness rates in endemic areas of the state.

S7171 - Sponsor Memo

S7171 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7171

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 3, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SERINO, HANNON, AMEDORE, AVELLA, HELMING, LITTLE,
  MARCHIONE, O'MARA, PHILLIPS, RITCHIE, SEWARD, TEDISCO, VALESKY -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

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:
S 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.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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