senate Bill S8123

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Permits any uninsured individual to receive free coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (3)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 21, 2020 print number 8123a
May 21, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to health
Mar 23, 2020 referred to health

S8123 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health

S8123 - Summary

Permits any uninsured individual to receive free coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing; such information shall be afforded confidentiality protection.

S8123 - Sponsor Memo

S8123 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8123

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT permitting any individual to  receive  free  coronavirus  disease
  2019 (COVID-19) testing

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, any individ-
ual, regardless of insurance  status  or  immigration  status  shall  be
eligible for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing at no cost. Any
individual  may  request  to  be  tested  anonymously and no identifying
information shall be provided to any non-medical state or federal  agen-
cy.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.








 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15976-01-0

Co-Sponsors

S8123A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health

S8123A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Permits any uninsured individual to receive free coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing; such information shall be afforded confidentiality protection.

S8123A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8123--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  permitting any uninsured individual to receive free coronavirus
  disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing

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

  Section  1.  Notwithstanding  any provision to the contrary, any unin-
sured individual, regardless of immigration status shall be eligible for
coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing at no cost.  All information
collected pursuant to this act shall be  confidential  as  provided  for
under  state,  federal or any other applicable law related to the confi-
dential treatment of patient and medical data. Access to  such  informa-
tion  shall  be limited and used only to the extent that the information
is necessary to protect public health.
  § 2. Necessary funding to provide testing pursuant to section  one  of
this act shall come from existing resources, federal funds and appropri-
ations from the general fund.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15976-02-0

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.

 

Related Recent Legislation

Related Issues

Explore Issues