assembly Bill A2081

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to directing the commissioner of health to mandate a COVID-19 vaccine for residential health care facilities and to prioritize the distribution of such vaccines to such facilities

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Jan 14, 2021 referred to health

A2081 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2192, 2803, 2191, 2193, 2194, 2195 & 2196, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A11129

A2081 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of health to mandate a COVID-19 vaccine for residential health care facilities and to prioritize the distribution of such vaccines to such facilities.

A2081 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2081
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED  --  read once and referred to the
   Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  directing  the
   commissioner  of  health to mandate a COVID-19 vaccine for residential
   health care facilities and to  prioritize  the  distribution  of  such
   vaccines to such facilities

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 2192 of the public health law, as added by  chapter
 580 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows:
   § 2192. Long-term  care  resident  and employee immunization required.
 Except as provided in section twenty-one  hundred  ninety-five  of  this
 article, every long-term care facility in this state shall require resi-
 dents  and  employees  to be immunized for influenza virus, COVID-19 and
 pneumococcal disease in accordance with regulations of the commissioner.
   § 2. Section 2803 of the public health law is amended by adding a  new
 subdivision 13 to read as follows:
   13.  THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP A PLAN TO PRIORITIZE THE DISTRIB-
 UTION OF VACCINATIONS FOR COVID-19 TO VULNERABLE POPULATIONS RESIDING IN
 AND EMPLOYEES OF RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITIES.
   § 3. Subdivisions 2 and 3 of section 2191 of the public health law, as
 added by chapter 580 of the  laws  of  1999,  are  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   2.  "Documentation" means written evidence from an individual's health
 care provider indicating the date and place when the individual received
 the influenza vaccine, COVID-19 VACCINE or the pneumococcal vaccine.
   3. "Medically contraindicated" means influenza, COVID-19 or pneumococ-
 cal vaccine should not be administered to an individual because  it  may
 be detrimental to the individual's health if the individual receives the
 vaccine.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02778-01-1