|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to health|
|Aug 19, 2019||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6657
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6657 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6657 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Directs the commissioner of health to establish a standard protocol for the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick borne diseases identified by such commissioner; such protocol shall require the provision of written notification to each patient being treated for Lyme disease or other tick borne diseases relating to symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and other information relating to such diseases; enacts the "Demos Ford Act".
S6657 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6657 SPONSOR: AKSHAR TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick borne diseases PURPOSE: To ensure New York is taking the lead in the fight against Lyme and tick borne diseases (TBDs) by requiring the Commissioner of Health to work with health care providers and experts to develop a standard protocol and patient notification for the diagnosis and treatment of this public health epidemic. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one cites the bill as the "Demos Ford Act". Section two amends subsection § 206-b of the Public Health Law to require all physicians in the state of New York to review a diagnosis of
S6657 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6657 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E August 19, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. AKSHAR, SERINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick borne diseases 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 "Demos Ford Act". § 2. Section 206-b of the public health law, as added by chapter 260 of the laws of 1988, is amended to read as follows: § 206-b. Special requirements with respect to Lyme disease diagnosis. 1. (A) Within thirty days after the effective date of this section, the commissioner shall, in writing, order every physician practicing in [Suffolk, Westchester and Nassau counties] THE STATE OF NEW YORK to review the medical records of any patient such physician treated during the period commencing January first, nineteen hundred seventy-five and ending on the date of such order wherein such physician made a diagnosis of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, NEUROLOGICAL AND NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS OR OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN SYNDROMES OF UNEXPLAINED ORIGIN and to review the circumstances of such diagnosis to reconsider whether such patient has suffered, or is suffering, from the complex, multi-sys- tem disorder caused by [the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi] BACTERIA IN THE BORRELIA GENUS, which disease is transmitted by [the Ixodes dammini tick] TICKS and is commonly referred to as "Lyme disease" AND/OR ADDI- TIONAL TICK BORNE INFECTIONS KNOWN TO CAUSE CO-MORBID DISEASES, IN PARTICULAR, ANY SPECIES OF BARTONELLA AND BABESIA MICROTTI AND BABESIA DUNCANII. In any case where a hospital or other health care institution or provider has custody or control of the medical records for a patient so diagnosed, upon request such physician shall be entitled to review such medical records for purposes of complying with such order or the commissioner may order any such hospital or other health care institu- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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