|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 14, 2019||referred to health|
senate Bill S1303
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1303 - Details
S1303 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1303 SPONSOR: SERINO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to donation of blood by patients with a history of Lyme or tick-borne illnesses PURPOSE: Relates to review of blood donations of patients with certain illnesses SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends section 3121 of the public health law to add a new subdivision 6 to require the council on human blood and transfusion services in the Department of Health to review current medical research and guidance related to the donation of blood by patients with a history of Lyme and tick-borne diseases and issue recommendations to the Commis- sioner related to the collection and distribution of such blood.
S1303 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1303 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 14, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SERINO -- 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 donation of blood by patients with a history of Lyme or tick-borne illnesses THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 3121 of the public health law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows: 6. (A) THE COUNCIL SHALL REVIEW ALL CURRENT MEDICAL RESEARCH AND GUID- ANCE REGARDING THE DONATION OF BLOOD BY PATIENTS WITH A HISTORY OF LYME OR TICK-BORNE ILLNESSES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (I) HUMAN ANAPLASMOSIS; (II) BABESIOSIS; (III) HUMAN EHRLICHIOSIS; (IV) ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER; (V) POWASSAN VIRUS; (VI) SOUTHERN TICK-ASSOCIATED RASH ILLNESS; AND (VII) OTHER RELATED ILLNESSES AND CO-INFECTIONS. (B) (I) THE COUNCIL SHALL, WITHIN NINETY DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION, ISSUE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COMMISSIONER REGARDING THE COLLECTION, TESTING, AND DISTRIBUTION OF BLOOD DONATIONS WITH LYME AND TICK-BORNE ILLNESSES PRESENT OR REPORTED IN A PATIENT HISTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (1) CONSIDERATIONS OF THE CURRENT STATE OF MEDICAL RESEARCH; AND (2) RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT MORATORIUMS ON THE COLLECTION OF BLOOD WITH LYME AND TICK-BORNE RELATED ILLNESSES PRESENT. (II) UPON IMMEDIATE RECEIPT OF SUCH RECOMMENDATION, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE A COPY OF SUCH TO THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY AND THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06812-01-9
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