assembly Bill A8378

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires immunization against COVID-19

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Oct 20, 2021 referred to health

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A8378 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2164 & 613, Pub Health L

A8378 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the commissioner of health to develop and supervise the execution of a program of immunization against COVID-19 for purposes of state aid to schools; requires immunization against COVID-19 for attendance at school.

A8378 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8378
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             October 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Health
 
 AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring immuni-
   zation against COVID-19
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1. Section 2164 of the public health law, as amended by chap-
 ter 401 of the laws of 2015, subdivisions 6 and 7 as amended by  chapter
 35 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   §   2164.  Definitions;  immunization  against  poliomyelitis,  mumps,
 measles, diphtheria, rubella, varicella, Haemophilus influenzae  type  b
 (Hib),  pertussis, tetanus, pneumococcal disease, meningococcal disease,
 [and] hepatitis B, AND COVID-19.  1. As used in this section, unless the
 context requires otherwise:
   a. The term "school" means and includes any public, private  or  paro-
 chial child caring center, day nursery, day care agency, nursery school,
 kindergarten, elementary, intermediate or secondary school.
   b. The term "child" shall mean and include any person between the ages
 of two months and eighteen years.
   c.  The  term  "person in parental relation to a child" shall mean and
 include his  father  or  mother,  by  birth  or  adoption,  his  legally
 appointed  guardian, or his custodian. A person shall be regarded as the
 custodian of a child if he has assumed the charge and care of the  child
 because  the  parents  or  legally  appointed guardian of the minor have
 died, are imprisoned, are mentally ill, or have  been  committed  to  an
 institution,  or  because  they have abandoned or deserted such child or
 are living outside the state or their whereabouts are unknown,  or  have
 designated the person pursuant to title fifteen-A of article five of the
 general obligations law as a person in parental relation to the child.
   d.  The term "health practitioner" shall mean any person authorized by
 law to administer an immunization.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13054-02-1