senate Bill S1620

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Permits any uninsured individual to receive free coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Jan 14, 2021 referred to health


S1620 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8123, A10494

S1620 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Permits any uninsured individual to receive free coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing; such information shall be afforded confidentiality protection.

S1620 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1620 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 14, 2021
 Introduced  by Sens. SANDERS, MAY -- read twice and ordered printed, and
   when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 AN ACT permitting any uninsured individual to receive  free  coronavirus
   disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing
   Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision to the  contrary,  any  unin-
 sured individual, regardless of immigration status shall be eligible for
 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing at no cost.  All information
 collected  pursuant  to  this  act shall be confidential as provided for
 under state, federal or any other applicable law related to  the  confi-
 dential  treatment  of patient and medical data. Access to such informa-
 tion shall be limited and used only to the extent that  the  information
 is necessary to protect public health.
   §  2.  Funding, within available appropriations, shall be provided for
 testing pursuant to section one of this act.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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