assembly Bill A1894

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of a standardized immunization exemption form

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Jan 11, 2021 referred to health

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A1894 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6107
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2164, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10813, S7573

A1894 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the use of a standardized immunization exemption form.

A1894 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1894
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. SANTABARBARA, THIELE, TAGUE, ASHBY -- read once
   and referred 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:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04553-01-1