|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 20, 2021||referred to health|
senate Bill S2277
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2277 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2277 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2277 SPONSOR: HELMING TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to reporting inci- dents of possible professional misconduct PURPOSE: To enact Clara's Law requiring hospitals and health care facilities to report incidents of a sexual offense to the State Departments of Health and Education. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Establishes the title "Clara's Law." Section 2: Amends subdivision 1 of section 2803-e of the Public Health Law by adding a new paragraph (c) to require hospitals and health care facilities to report within 30 days all allegations of a sexual offense
S2277 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2277 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 20, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HELMING -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to reporting inci- dents of possible professional misconduct THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Clara's Law". § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 2803-e of the public health law, as added by chapter 866 of the laws of 1980, is amended by adding a new paragraph (c) to read as follows: (C) HOSPITALS AND OTHER FACILITIES APPROVED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE SHALL MAKE A REPORT OR CAUSE A REPORT TO BE MADE WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF EVERY SEPARATE ALLEGATION OF A SEXUAL OFFENSE, AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY OF THE PENAL LAW, BY A HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER WHICH INVOLVES A PATIENT. § 3. Subdivision 2 of section 2803-e of the public health law, as amended by chapter 542 of the laws of 2000, is amended and a new subdi- vision 4 is added to read as follows: 2. Reports of possible professional misconduct made pursuant to this section shall be made in writing to the education department with respect to all individuals licensed pursuant to title eight of the education law except that such reports shall be made to the department of health in the case of physicians, physician's assistants and special- ist's assistants. REPORTS FOR ALL ALLEGATIONS OF A SEXUAL OFFENSE PURSU- ANT TO PARAGRAPH (C) OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE MADE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN ADDITION TO THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WITH RESPECT TO ALL INDI- VIDUALS LICENSED PURSUANT TO TITLE EIGHT OF THE EDUCATION LAW. Written reports shall include the following information: (a) name, address, profession and license number of the individual; (b) a description of the action taken by the hospital including the reason for the action and the date thereof, or the nature of the action EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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