senate Bill S2051

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires the department of health to collect and report certain data concerning COVID 19

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee

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Jan 19, 2021 referred to health


S2051 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:

S2051 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the department of health to collect and report certain data concerning COVID-19 including racial, ethnic, and other demographic disparities throughout the state which are contributing to the amount of positive cases and the care provided for such.

S2051 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2051 (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 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
   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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