senate Bill S8715

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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May 10, 2018 referred to health

S8715 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4053
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2135, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S7682, A10182

S8715 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Permits sharing of patient HIV information for purposes of care coordination.

S8715 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8715 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8715

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public health law, in relation to access to HIV
  surveillance information for purposes of care coordination

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

  Section  1.  Section  2135  of  the  public  health law, as amended by
section 3 of part A of chapter 60 of the laws of  2014,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  §  2135.  Confidentiality.  All  reports or information secured by the
department, municipal health commissioner  or  district  health  officer
under  the provisions of this title shall be confidential except: (a) in
so far as is necessary to carry out the provisions of  this  title;  (b)
when  used in the aggregate, without patient specific identifying infor-
mation, in programs approved by the commissioner for the improvement  of
the  quality of medical care provided to persons with HIV/AIDS; (c) when
used within the state  or  local  health  department  by  public  health
disease programs to assess co-morbidity or completeness of reporting and
to  direct  program  needs,  in  which case patient specific identifying
information shall not be disclosed outside the  state  or  local  health
department;  or  (d)  when  used  for purposes of patient linkage [and],
retention in care, AND CARE COORDINATION,  patient  specific  identified
information  may  be  shared  between local and state health departments
[and], health care providers AND  CARE  COORDINATION  SYSTEMS  currently
treating  the  patient  as approved by the commissioner. FOR PURPOSES OF
THIS SECTION, CARE  COORDINATION  SHALL  MEAN  MANAGING,  REFERRING  TO,
LOCATING, COORDINATING, AND MONITORING HEALTH CARE SERVICES FOR AN INDI-
VIDUAL  TO  ASSURE THAT ALL MEDICALLY NECESSARY HEALTH CARE SERVICES ARE
MADE AVAILABLE TO AND ARE EFFECTIVELY USED BY THE INDIVIDUAL IN A TIMELY
MANNER, CONSISTENT WITH PATIENT AUTONOMY, WHERE CONDUCTED BY OR WITH THE
PARTICIPATION OF THE PATIENT'S HEALTH CARE PROVIDER AND NOT CONDUCTED BY
OR ON BEHALF OF THE PATIENT'S THIRD-PARTY PAYER.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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