assembly Bill A3572

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes a study on licensed healthcare professionals reporting medical conditions that may impair the ability of a motorist to drive a motor vehicle

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Jan 29, 2019 referred to transportation

A3572 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Health
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A11250

A3572 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes and directs the department of health to conduct a study on physicians and other licensed healthcare professionals reporting medical conditions that may impair the ability of a motorist to drive a motor vehicle.

A3572 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  3572

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 29, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. CARROLL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Transportation

AN ACT authorizing and directing the department of health to  conduct  a
  study  on  physicians  and  other  licensed  healthcare  professionals
  reporting medical conditions that may impair the ability of a motorist
  to drive a motor vehicle

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

  Section  1. The department of health, in consultation with the depart-
ment of motor vehicles, division of state police, medical society of the
state of New York, the nurse practitioner association of New York  state
and  any other agencies or political subdivisions or parties with exper-
tise it deems necessary, shall conduct a study and make  recommendations
regarding physicians and other licensed healthcare professionals report-
ing  medical  conditions  that  may  impair the ability of a motorist to
drive a motor vehicle to the department  of  health  and  department  of
motor  vehicles.  Such recommendations shall include, but not be limited
to: (a) methods for licensed healthcare professionals to identify condi-
tions that pose a significant risk to the  safe  operation  of  a  motor
vehicle;  (b)  the use of uniform validated measures for determining the
degree of impairment of the motorist; (c) a mechanism, including the use
of existing mechanisms, for  healthcare  professionals  to  report  such
conditions  to the department of motor vehicles while protecting patient
confidentiality; and (d) the development of a professional  standard  of
performance  for  physicians and other licensed healthcare professionals
reporting conditions that may pose a significant risk to the safe opera-
tion of a motor vehicle. The study shall  also  include  recommendations
for  improving  and  expanding  use  of the department of motor vehicles
medical review program regarding the reexamination of currently licensed
motorists that may not be qualified to drive a motor vehicle  due  to  a
chronic,  ongoing condition that may cause loss of consciousness, aware-

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

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