senate Bill S6226

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Creates a Crohn's and colitis identification card

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2019 referred to health
Jun 18, 2019 delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1583
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 24, 2019 referred to health

S6226 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8146
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 §§1900 & 1901, Pub Health L

S6226 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a Crohn's and colitis identification card to allow people suffering from such illnesses to have access to restrooms.

S6226 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6226 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6226

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 24, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FELDER -- 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 creating a Crohn's
  and colitis identification card

  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 article 19
to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 19
                 CROHN'S AND COLITIS IDENTIFICATION CARD
SECTION 1900. DEFINITION.
        1901. CROHN'S AND COLITIS IDENTIFICATION CARD.
  §  1900. DEFINITION. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, "ELIGIBLE MEDICAL CONDI-
TION" MEANS CROHN'S DISEASE, ULCERATIVE COLITIS, ANY OTHER  INFLAMMATORY
BOWEL  DISEASE,  IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME OR ANY OTHER MEDICAL CONDITION
THAT REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO A TOILET FACILITY.
  § 1901. CROHN'S AND COLITIS IDENTIFICATION CARD. 1.  THE  COMMISSIONER
SHALL  DEVELOP  AN  IDENTIFICATION  CARD DENOTING THAT A PERSON HAS BEEN
MEDICALLY DIAGNOSED WITH AN ELIGIBLE MEDICAL CONDITION. SUCH IDENTIFICA-
TION CARD MAY BE PRESENTED PURSUANT TO  ARTICLE  TWENTY-EIGHT-F  OF  THE
GENERAL  BUSINESS LAW, IN ORDER TO GAIN ACCESS TO RESTROOM FACILITIES AS
NECESSARY.
  2. UPON THE REQUEST OF A PERSON WITH AN  ELIGIBLE  MEDICAL  CONDITION,
THE  DEPARTMENT SHALL ISSUE SUCH CROHN'S AND COLITIS IDENTIFICATION CARD
IN ACCORDANCE WITH ELIGIBILITY AND DOCUMENTATION CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY
THE DEPARTMENT FOR A FEE TO BE DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  3. THE FRONT OF SUCH CARD SHALL INDICATE THAT IT HAS  BEEN  ISSUED  BY
THE DEPARTMENT PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION AND SHALL INCLUDE:
  (A) THE CARD BEARER'S NAME;
  (B) THE CARD BEARER'S ADDRESS;
  (C) THE CARD BEARER'S DATE OF BIRTH;

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

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