senate Bill S8360

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires the department of health to collect and report certain data concerning COVID 19

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May 19, 2020 referred to health


S8360 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:

S8360 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the department of health to collect and report certain data concerning COVID-19 including racial, ethnic, and other demographic disparities throughout the state which are contributing to the amount of positive cases and the care provided for such.

S8360 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8360 (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

                              May 19, 2020

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

AN ACT in relation to requiring the New York state department of  health
  to collect and report certain data concerning COVID-19


  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "equitable data collection and disclosure on COVID-19 act".
  §  2.  Findings.  (a)  The  World  Health  Organization (WHO) declared
COVID-19 a "public health emergency of international concern" on January
30, 2020. By late March 2020, there have  been  over  470,000  confirmed
cases of, and 20,000 deaths associated with, COVID-19 worldwide.
  (b)  In  the  United  States, cases of COVID-19 have quickly surpassed
those across the world, and as of April 12, 2020, over 500,000 cases and
20,000 deaths have been reported in the United States alone.
  (c) Reports have shown  racial  inequities  in  COVID-19  testing  and
treatment,  specifically  in communities of color and in Limited English
Proficient (LEP) communities.
  (d) The burden of morbidity and mortality in  the  United  States  has
historically  fallen  disproportionately  on  marginalized  communities,
those who suffer the most from great public health  needs  and  are  the
most medically underserved.
  (e)  Historically, structures and systems, such as racism, ableism and
class oppression, have rendered affected individuals more vulnerable  to
inequities and have prevented people from achieving their optimal health
even when there is not a crisis of pandemic proportions.
  (f)  Significant differences in access to health care, specifically to
primary health care providers,  health  care  information,  and  greater
perceived  discrimination  in  health  care  place communities of color,
individuals with disabilities, and LEP individuals at  greater  risk  of
receiving delayed, and perhaps poorer, health care.
  (g)  Communities  of  color experience higher rates of chronic disease
and disabilities, such as diabetes, hypertension, and asthma, than  non-

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


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