assembly Bill A3864

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides course work and training in HIV and STI testing

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education
Jan 28, 2021 referred to higher education

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A3864 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §239-c, Pub Health L; add §6505-d, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10380

A3864 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires every physician, physician assistant, specialist assistant, registered nurse and licensed practical nurse to complete course work or training regarding human immunodeficiency virus and sexually transmitted infections testing and the elements of sexual health including sexual orientation and gender identity.

A3864 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3864
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 28, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Higher Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law and the education law, in relation
   to providing course work and training in HIV and STI testing
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
 239-c to read as follows:
   § 239-C. COURSE WORK OR TRAINING IN HIV AND STI TESTING PRACTICES. (A)
 EVERY PHYSICIAN, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT AND SPECIALIST ASSISTANT PRACTICING
 IN THE STATE SHALL, WITHIN ONE  YEAR  OF  THE  EFFECTIVE  DATE  OF  THIS
 SECTION  AND EVERY FOUR YEARS THEREAFTER, COMPLETE COURSE WORK OR TRAIN-
 ING, APPROPRIATE TO THE PROFESSIONAL'S PRACTICE, APPROVED BY THE DEPART-
 MENT REGARDING HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) AND SEXUALLY TRANSMIT-
 TED  INFECTIONS  (STI)  TESTING,  AND  THE  ELEMENTS  OF  SEXUAL  HEALTH
 INCLUDING  SEXUAL  ORIENTATION  AND GENDER IDENTITY. SUCH TRAINING SHALL
 INCLUDE BEST PRACTICES FOR DISCUSSING ROUTES AND RISKS OF  HIV  AND  STI
 TRANSMISSION,  ADVISING  AS  TO  THE BENEFITS OF TESTING, THE CONCEPT OF
 INFORMED CONSENT, WORKING WITH ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS  AND  TRAINED
 PEER  HEALTH EDUCATORS TO FACILITATE TESTING UPON CONSENT, AND PROVIDING
 RESPECTFUL AND DIGNIFIED CARE FOR PATIENTS OF  ALL  SEXUAL  ORIENTATIONS
 AND  GENDER  IDENTITIES, INCLUDING PATIENTS WHO ARE INTERSEX. THE TRAIN-
 INGS SHALL BE CONDUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGULATORY STANDARDS  PROMUL-
 GATED  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCA-
 TION, TO FACILITATE THE TESTING  OF  HIV  AND  STIS  IN  THE  COURSE  OF
 PROFESSIONAL  PRACTICE.  SUCH  COURSE  WORK  OR  TRAINING  SHALL ALSO BE
 COMPLETED BY EVERY  MEDICAL  STUDENT,  MEDICAL  RESIDENT  AND  PHYSICIAN
 ASSISTANT  STUDENT  IN  THE  STATE  AS  PART OF THE ORIENTATION PROGRAMS
 CONDUCTED BY MEDICAL SCHOOLS, MEDICAL RESIDENCY PROGRAMS  AND  PHYSICIAN
 ASSISTANT PROGRAMS.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00331-02-1