senate Bill S6621

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing the New York patients' right to know act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Jul 03, 2019 referred to rules

S6621 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§6533 & 6511-a, Ed L

S6621 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the "New York patients' right to know act"; requires physicians and certain licensed professionals to disclose findings of certain misconduct to patients.

S6621 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6621 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6621

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 3, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the education law in relation to establishing  the  "New
  York patients' right to know act"

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "New York patients' right to know act".
  § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6533 to read
as follows:
  §  6533.  PATIENTS'  RIGHT TO KNOW. 1. A PHYSICIAN FOUND GUILTY OF ANY
CATEGORY OF PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT AS SPECIFIED IN SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF
THIS  SECTION,  UNDER  THE  PROCEDURES PRESCRIBED IN SECTION TWO HUNDRED
THIRTY OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, SHALL PROVIDE TO ALL PATIENTS A DISCLO-
SURE WHICH INCLUDES:
  (A) THE PENALTIES IMPOSED UPON SUCH PHYSICIAN PURSUANT TO SECTION  TWO
HUNDRED  THIRTY-A  OF  THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, AS ADDED BY CHAPTER 606 OF
THE LAWS OF 1991, AND THE DURATION OF SUCH PENALTIES;
  (B) THE OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL CONDUCT'S CONTACT  INFORMATION;
AND
  (C)  AN EXPLANATION OF HOW PATIENTS CAN FIND FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT
SUCH PHYSICIAN'S HISTORY OF MISCONDUCT ON  THE  OFFICE  OF  PROFESSIONAL
MEDICAL CONDUCT'S INTERNET WEBSITE.
  2.  A  PHYSICIAN  FOUND GUILTY OF PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT UNDER ANY OF
THE FOLLOWING SUBDIVISIONS OF SECTION SIXTY-FIVE HUNDRED THIRTY OF  THIS
ARTICLE  SHALL PROVIDE TO ALL PATIENTS THE DISCLOSURE REQUIRED BY SUBDI-
VISION ONE OF THIS SECTION:
  (A) PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT UNDER PARAGRAPH (A)  OF  SUBDIVISION  NINE
INVOLVING A CRIMINAL CONVICTION WHERE:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13070-01-9

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