senate Bill S6702

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to lyme disease and tick-borne infection awareness and prevention in children's summer camps

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to health
Sep 11, 2019 referred to rules

S6702 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1392-b, Pub Health L

S6702 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to lyme disease and tick-borne infection awareness and prevention for children's overnight, summer day and traveling summer day camps; provides guidelines for treatment and notification; provides for the development of materials.

S6702 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6702 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6702

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                           September 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SERINO -- 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 lyme  disease  and
  tick-borne infection awareness and prevention

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

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
1392-b to read as follows:
  §   1392-B.  LYME  DISEASE  AND  TICK-BORNE  INFECTION  AWARENESS  AND
PREVENTION PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN'S OVERNIGHT, SUMMER  DAY  AND  TRAVELING
SUMMER  DAY CAMPS. 1. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMIS-
SIONER OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, SHALL DEVELOP INSTRUCTIONAL  TOOLS
AND MATERIALS FOR CHILDREN'S OVERNIGHT CAMPS, SUMMER DAY CAMPS AND TRAV-
ELING  SUMMER  DAY  CAMPS  REGARDING  PREVENTION  AND  AWARENESS OF LYME
DISEASE AND OTHER TICK-BORNE INFECTIONS.  RESOURCES AND MATERIALS  SHALL
BE  AGE-APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN ATTENDING SUCH CAMPS AND PROVIDE INFOR-
MATION ON THE IDENTIFICATION OF TICKS, RECOMMENDED PROCEDURES  FOR  SAFE
TICK  REMOVAL  AND BEST PRACTICES TO PROVIDE PROTECTION FROM TICKS. SUCH
MATERIALS  MAY  INCLUDE  BUT  NOT  BE  LIMITED  TO  VIDEO   PRODUCTIONS,
PAMPHLETS, AND DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS TO ILLUSTRATE THE VARIOUS SIZES OF
TICKS  BEFORE AND AFTER ENGORGEMENT TO ASSIST WITH THE IDENTIFICATION OF
A TICK AND THE REACTION ON THE SKIN THAT MAY OCCUR AS A RESULT OF A TICK
BITE. MATERIALS AND INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS TO ADVANCE AND PROMOTE EDUCATION
AND AWARENESS ON TICK IDENTIFICATION AND PROTECTION SHALL BE MADE AVAIL-
ABLE TO CHILDREN'S OVERNIGHT  CAMPS,  SUMMER  DAY  CAMPS  AND  TRAVELING
SUMMER  DAY CAMPS UPON REQUEST AT NO CHARGE. SUCH MATERIALS AND INSTRUC-
TIONAL TOOLS MAY ALSO BE  MADE  AVAILABLE  TO  CHILDREN'S  NON-REGULATED
CAMPS,  PURSUANT  TO SECTION THREE HUNDRED NINETY-EIGHT-F OF THE GENERAL
BUSINESS LAW.
  2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE, AND REVIEW AS  NECESSARY,  RULES
AND  REGULATIONS  RELATED  TO  CHILDREN  ATTENDING  CHILDREN'S OVERNIGHT

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

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