assembly Bill A3161

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires information made public by the state board of professional medical conduct and health information to be published in the 8 most spoken languages

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Jan 22, 2021 referred to health

A3161 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§230 & 2997-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A6630
2017-2018: A3501
2019-2020: A2376

A3161 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires information made public by the state board of professional medical conduct and health information required to be made public by the department of health to be disseminated in both written and electronic form in the 8 languages that are most spoken in the state.

A3161 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3161
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. KIM -- read once and referred to the Committee on
   Health
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  health  law, in relation to information
   disseminated to the public by the state board of professional  medical
   conduct and by the department of health relating to health information

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 230 of the public health law is amended by adding a
 new subdivision 20 to read as follows:
   20. ALL INFORMATION, FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS  AND  DETERMINATIONS  WHICH
 ARE  AUTHORIZED  OR  REQUIRED  TO  BE  DISCLOSED  TO THE PUBLIC SHALL BE
 PUBLISHED IN BOTH WRITTEN AND ELECTRONIC FORM  IN  THE  EIGHT  LANGUAGES
 WHICH ARE MOST SPOKEN IN THIS STATE.
   §  2. Section 2997-a of the public health law, as added by chapter 542
 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows:
   § 2997-a. Public access. 1. Nothing in this title shall abridge public
 access to information currently available  or  permitted  by  any  other
 provision  or rule of law. Nothing in this title shall not authorize the
 disclosure of otherwise confidential information, except pursuant to the
 express terms of this title.
   2. ALL INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC PURSUANT TO THIS TITLE
 SHALL BE PROVIDED IN BOTH WRITTEN  AND  ELECTRONIC  FORM  IN  THE  EIGHT
 LANGUAGES WHICH ARE MOST SPOKEN IN THIS STATE.
   § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
 it  shall  have became a law. Effective immediately, any rules and regu-
 lations or any other action necessary to  implement  the  provisions  of
 this  act  on  its  effective  date are authorized to be completed on or
 before such date.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06033-01-1