assembly Bill A1941

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Allows for medical and psychiatric records of deceased inmates to be accessed by the board of correction of the city of New York

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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 16, 2021 signed chap.36
Feb 12, 2021 delivered to governor
Feb 09, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.14
substituted for s861
Feb 01, 2021 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 21, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.54
Jan 20, 2021 reported
Jan 13, 2021 referred to codes

A1941 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S861
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §33.13, Ment Hyg L; amd §2782, Pub Health L (as proposed in S.6437-A & A.8337-B)

A1941 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows for medical and psychiatric records of deceased inmates to be accessed by the board of correction of the city of New York under certain circumstances.

A1941 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1941
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 13, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. WALKER -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Codes
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the mental hygiene law and the public health law, in
   relation to access to medical  and  psychiatric  records  of  deceased
   inmates by the board of correction of the city of New York

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph 5 of subdivision (c)  of  section  33.13  of  the
 mental hygiene law, as amended by a chapter of the laws of 2020 amending
 the  mental  hygiene law and the public health law relating to access to
 medical and psychiatric records of deceased  inmates  by  the  board  of
 correction  of  the  city  of New York, as proposed in legislative bills
 numbers S. 6437-A and A. 8337-B, is amended to read as follows:
   5. to the medical review board of the state commission  of  correction
 [or the board of correction of the city of New York] when such board has
 requested  such information with respect to the death of a named person,
 or, with the consent  of  a  patient  or  client  when  such  board  has
 requested  information  about  the patient or client providing that such
 board requires such information in the exercise of its  statutory  func-
 tions,  powers and duties. Information, books, records or data which are
 confidential as provided by law shall be kept confidential by the  state
 commission  [or the board of correction of the city of New York] and any
 limitation on the release thereof imposed by law upon the party furnish-
 ing the information, books, records or data shall apply to  the  medical
 review board [of the state commission and the board of correction of the
 city of New York].
   §  2.  Subdivision  (c)  of section 33.13 of the mental hygiene law is
 amended by adding a new paragraph 18 to read as follows:
   18. TO THE BOARD OF CORRECTION OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK WHEN SUCH BOARD
 HAS REQUESTED SUCH INFORMATION WITH RESPECT TO  THE  DEATH  OF  A  NAMED
 PERSON,  OR, WITH THE CONSENT OF A PATIENT OR CLIENT WHEN SUCH BOARD HAS
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.