senate Bill S7573

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of a standardized immunization exemption form

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Jan 28, 2020 referred to health

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S7573 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10813
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2164, Pub Health L

S7573 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the use of a standardized immunization exemption form.

S7573 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7573 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7573

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in  relation  to  a  standardized
  form for medical exemption from required immunizations

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 8 of section 2164 of the public health law,  as
amended  by  chapter  401  of  the  laws  of 2015, is amended to read as
follows:
  8. If any  physician,  NURSE  PRACTITIONER  OR  PHYSICIAN'S  ASSISTANT
licensed  to  practice  medicine in this state [certifies] COMPLETES THE
REQUIRED EXEMPTION FORM STATING that such  immunization  may  be  detri-
mental  to  a  child's health, the requirements of this section shall be
inapplicable until such immunization is found no  longer  to  be  detri-
mental to the child's health BY THE CHILD'S PHYSICIAN, NURSE PRACTITION-
ER  OR PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT.  THE DEPARTMENT OR ANY OTHER STATE AGENCY,
BOARD OR COMMISSION MAY NOT REQUIRE ANY OTHER CONDITION  OR  REQUIREMENT
FOR  THE MEDICAL EXEMPTION TO IMMUNIZATION OR IMMUNIZATIONS PROVIDED FOR
IN THIS SECTION FOR SCHOOL ADMISSION.
  § 2. Subdivision 8-a of section 2164  of  the  public  health  law  is
renumbered subdivision 8-b and a new subdivision 8-a is added to read as
follows:
  8-A.  ANY  PHYSICIAN,  NURSE PRACTITIONER OR PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT WHO
BELIEVES THAT SUCH IMMUNIZATION MAY BE DETRIMENTAL TO THE CHILD'S HEALTH
MUST COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING FORM AND FILE IT WITH THE CHILD'S SCHOOL:
MEDICAL EXEMPTION FORM
  (A) NAME(S) OF PARENT, PARENTS OR GUARDIAN:
  (B) NAME OF CHILD:
  (C) CHILD'S BIRTHDATE:
  (D) CHILD'S HOME ADDRESS:
  (E) I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT IMMUNIZATION AGAINST (POLIOMYELITIS,  MUMPS,
MEASLES,  DIPTHERIA,  RUBELLA,  VARICELLA, HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE TYPE B
(HIB), PERTUSSIS, TETANUS, PNEUMOCOCCAL DISEASE, INFLUENZA,  MENINGOCOC-
CAL  DISEASE  AND HEPATITIS B) MAY BE DETRIMENTAL TO THE CHILD'S HEALTH.

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

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