|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 19, 2021||referred to health|
senate Bill S2051
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2051 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2051 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2051 SPONSOR: SANDERS TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to requiring the New York state department of health to collect and report certain data concerning COVID-19 PURPOSE: This bill would establish the "Equitable Data Collection and Disclosure on COVID-19 Act" in the New York State Department of Health for the purpose to conduct or support data collection on the racial, ethnic, and other demographic implications of COVID-19 in New York state. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Title Section 2: Findings.
S2051 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2051 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 19, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT in relation to requiring the New York state department of health to collect and report certain data concerning COVID-19 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "equitable data collection and disclosure on COVID-19 act". § 2. Findings. (a) The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a "public health emergency of international concern" on January 30, 2020. By late March 2020, there have been over 470,000 confirmed cases of, and 20,000 deaths associated with, COVID-19 worldwide. (b) In the United States, cases of COVID-19 have quickly surpassed those across the world, and as of April 12, 2020, over 500,000 cases and 20,000 deaths have been reported in the United States alone. (c) Reports have shown racial inequities in COVID-19 testing and treatment, specifically in communities of color and in Limited English Proficient (LEP) communities. (d) The burden of morbidity and mortality in the United States has historically fallen disproportionately on marginalized communities, those who suffer the most from great public health needs and are the most medically underserved. (e) Historically, structures and systems, such as racism, ableism and class oppression, have rendered affected individuals more vulnerable to inequities and have prevented people from achieving their optimal health even when there is not a crisis of pandemic proportions. (f) Significant differences in access to health care, specifically to primary health care providers, health care information, and greater perceived discrimination in health care place communities of color, individuals with disabilities, and LEP individuals at greater risk of receiving delayed, and perhaps poorer, health care. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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