|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 16, 2019||referred to health|
senate Bill S5887
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5887 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5887 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5887 SPONSOR: STAVISKY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to physician coursework or training in nutrition PURPOSE: This bill relates to the establishment of the wellness program privacy act. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one establishes that this act shall be known and may be cited as the "Wellness Program Privacy Act." Section two amends the insurance law by adding a new section 3239-a. Section three establishes the effective date.
S5887 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5887 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 16, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 physician course- work or training in nutrition 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 264 to read as follows: § 264. COURSEWORK OR TRAINING IN NUTRITION. (A) EVERY PHYSICIAN PRAC- TICING IN THE STATE SHALL, ON OR BEFORE JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWEN- TY-THREE AND EVERY TWO YEARS THEREAFTER, COMPLETE SIX HOURS OF COURSE- WORK OR TRAINING, APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT REGARDING NUTRITION, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO PLANT-BASED NUTRITION AND OTHER CLINICALLY PROVEN METHODS FOR THE PREVENTION, REVERSAL, AND TREATMENT OF DIET-RELATED ILLNESSES. (B) EVERY PHYSICIAN MUST PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT DOCUMENTATION DEMON- STRATING THE COMPLETION OF AND COMPETENCE IN THE COURSEWORK OR TRAINING REQUIRED UNDER SUBDIVISION (A) OF THIS SECTION. (C) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION FOR THE REQUIREMENTS IMPOSED BY SUBDIVISION (A) OF THIS SECTION TO ANYONE WHO REQUESTS SUCH EXEMPTION AND WHO: (I) DOES NOT ENGAGE IN DIRECT PATIENT CARE; (II) DOES NOT PROVIDE PATIENT CONSULTATIONS; OR (III) DOES NOT RESIDE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK. (D) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL CONSULT WITH ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTATIVE OF PROFESSIONS, INSTITUTIONS AND THOSE WITH EXPERTISE IN NUTRITION AND THE PREVENTION, REVERSAL, AND TREATMENT OF DIET-RELATED ILLNESSES WITH RESPECT TO THE REGULATORY STANDARDS PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. COURSEWORK OR TRAINING FUNDED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY COMMERCIAL FOOD PRODUCTION ENTITIES OR THEIR TRADE ORGANIZATIONS SHALL NOT SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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