senate Bill S3899

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides treatment for sexually transmitted diseases to minors without a parent's or guardian's consent

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Feb 21, 2019 referred to health

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S3899 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A973
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2305, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4779, A6702
2011-2012: S384, A343
2013-2014: S3134, A497
2015-2016: S2712, A1528
2017-2018: S5611, A2469

S3899 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides treatment for sexually transmitted diseases to minors without a parent's or guardian's consent; provides definition for health care practitioner.

S3899 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3899 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3899

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 21, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. KRUEGER, BAILEY, HOYLMAN, PARKER, RIVERA, SANDERS,
  SERRANO -- 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 providing medical
  care to minors for sexually transmitted diseases without a parent's or
  guardian's consent

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

  Section  1. Section 2305 of the public health law, as amended by chap-
ter 878 of the laws of 1980, the section heading and subdivisions 1  and
2  as amended by section 35 of part E of chapter 56 of the laws of 2013,
is amended to read as follows:
  § 2305. Sexually transmitted diseases; CARE AND treatment [by licensed
physician or staff physician of a hospital; prescriptions];  CONSENT  BY
MINORS.  1. No person, other than a [licensed physician, or, in a hospi-
tal, a staff physician] HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER, shall diagnose,  treat
or  prescribe  for  a person who is infected with a sexually transmitted
disease, or who has been exposed to infection with a sexually  transmit-
ted  disease,  or  dispense  or  sell a drug, medicine or remedy for the
treatment of such person except on  prescription  of  a  [duly  licensed
physician] HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER.
  2.  (A)  A  [licensed  physician, or in a hospital, a staff physician]
HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER, may diagnose, treat or prescribe TREATMENT FOR
A SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE for a person under the  age  of  [twenty-
one]  EIGHTEEN  years without the consent or knowledge of the parents or
[guardian] GUARDIANS of said person, where such person is infected  with
a  sexually transmitted disease, or has been exposed to infection with a
sexually transmitted disease.
  (B) A HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER MAY PROVIDE HEALTH CARE RELATED TO  THE
PREVENTION  OF A SEXUALLY TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASE, INCLUDING ADMINISTERING
VACCINES, TO A PERSON UNDER  THE  AGE  OF  EIGHTEEN  YEARS  WITHOUT  THE

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

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