|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to higher education|
|Jul 03, 2019||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6621
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6621 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6621 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6621 SPONSOR: BIAGGI TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law in relation to establishing the "New York patients' right to know act" PURPOSE: To ensure that New York patients' have the right to know the necessary information and professional conduct history of the doctors that are providing them with care. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 establishes the title of the act as "New York patients' right to know act." Section 2 amends education law by adding section 6533 which allows patients to know if a physician is found guilty of professional miscon- duct.
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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