senate Bill S7544

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires the department of health to develop an informational pamphlet for patients undergoing pelvic examinations and to make the informational pamphlet available

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 12, 2020 advanced to third reading
Feb 11, 2020 2nd report cal.
Feb 10, 2020 1st report cal.382
1st report cal.382
Jan 24, 2020 referred to women's issues

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Feb 10, 2020 - Women's Issues committee Vote

S7544
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Women's Issues Committee Vote: Feb 10, 2020

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S7544 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9600
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2504-b, Pub Health L

S7544 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the department of health to develop an informational pamphlet for patients undergoing pelvic examinations and to make the informational pamphlet available for use by medical practitioners performing pelvic examinations and requires medical practitioners performing pelvic exams to disseminate such pamphlets.

S7544 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7544 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7544

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERSAUD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Women's Issues

AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  requiring  the
  department of health to develop an informational pamphlet for patients
  undergoing  pelvic examinations and to make the informational pamphlet
  available for use by medical practitioners performing pelvic  examina-
  tions  and to require medical practitioners performing pelvic exams to
  disseminate such pamphlets

  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 section
2504-b to read as follows:
  § 2504-B. INFORMATION CONCERNING PELVIC EXAMS. 1. ON  OR  BEFORE  JULY
FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND  TWENTY,  THE DEPARTMENT, IN COORDINATION WITH THE
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS, THE MEDICAL SOCIETY
OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE  NEW  YORK  STATE  ACADEMY  OF  FAMILY
PHYSICIANS SHALL DEVELOP AN INFORMATIONAL PAMPHLET FOR PATIENTS UNDERGO-
ING PELVIC EXAMINATIONS THAT INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO INFORMATION
CONCERNING, THE FOLLOWING:
  (A) WHAT A PELVIC EXAM IS AND HOW IT IS PROPERLY PERFORMED;
  (B) IF APPLICABLE, A DESCRIPTION OF OTHER RELEVANT EXAMS;
  (C)  PRIVACY  EXPECTATIONS,  INCLUDING THAT PRIVACY SHOULD BE PROVIDED
FOR THE PATIENT BOTH WHEN UNDRESSING AND DRESSING AND THAT A GOWN  OR  A
DRAPE SHOULD BE PROVIDED;
  (D) AN EXPLANATION OF WHAT A SPECULUM IS AND HOW IT SHOULD BE PROPERLY
USED DURING AN EXAMINATION;
  (E) THAT GLOVES SHOULD BE WORN BY THE LICENSEE DURING THE EXAMINATION;
AND
  (F)  A TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR THE OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL CONDUCT
AT WHICH A PATIENT MAY REPORT ANY MISCONDUCT THAT THE PATIENT FEELS  MAY
HAVE OCCURRED.
  2. THE INFORMATIONAL PAMPHLET DEVELOPED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF
THIS  SECTION  SHALL  BE  MADE AVAILABLE FOR USE BY LICENSEES PERFORMING
PELVIC EXAMINATIONS. THE INFORMATIONAL PAMPHLET SHALL  BE  POSTED  AS  A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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