senate Bill S6941

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to anatomical gifts

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 17, 2020 signed chap.45
delivered to governor
Mar 04, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.443
substituted for a9523
Jan 21, 2020 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 09, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.20
Jan 08, 2020 referred to rules
Jan 06, 2020 referred to rules

S6941 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1, Chap of 2019; amd §§4300, 4301, 4305, 4302, 4304, 4306, 4306-a & 4307, add Art 43-A §4351, Pub Health L (as proposed in S.6000-A & A.7800-A)

S6941 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to anatomical gifts; provides for anatomical gift duties of hospitals and procurement organizations; makes technical corrections.

S6941 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6941 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2020

Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- 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  definitions  and
  conforming  changes  pertaining  to  anatomical  gifts; and to amend a
  chapter of the laws of 2019 amending the public health law relating to
  anatomical gifts, as proposed in legislative bills numbers  S.  6000-A
  and A. 7800-A, in relation to making technical corrections thereto


  Section 1. Section 1 of a chapter of the laws of  2019,  amending  the
public  health law relating to anatomical gifts, as proposed in legisla-
tive bills numbers S. 6000-A and A.   7800-A,  is  amended  to  read  as
  Section  1.  Legislative intent. The purpose of this legislation is to
incorporate the amended provisions of the Uniform  Anatomical  Gift  Act
(UAGA) as drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform
State  Laws to enhance the organ donation process.  The UAGA was enacted
in 1968 following the first successful heart transplant and was  revised
in 1987 and 2006 to clarify consent rules and other processes. While New
York  has  made  recent  improvements to its organ donation registry and
processes, it still faces a severe organ shortage.  It is estimated that
bringing New York's anatomical gift consent rules alone  into  agreement
with  the  UAGA  would  result  in increased numbers of organ donors and
would save lives through transplantation. Provisions of this act  should
not  be  construed  to  interfere with a [potential] PROSPECTIVE donor's
recorded intent to make a whole body donation  in  instances  where  the
[potential]  PROSPECTIVE  donor's  body is suitable for such donation at
death, nor does the gift of a whole body preclude  donation  for  trans-
plant,  unless such use is expressly refused by the donor or the author-
izing party.
  § 2. Subdivisions 4, 11 and 12 of section 4300 of  the  public  health
law,  as  added by section 1 of part A of a chapter of the laws of 2019,
amending the public health law relating to  definitions  and  conforming

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


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