senate Bill S6495

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires immunization of certain post-secondary students for COVID-19

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
May 03, 2021 referred to health

S6495 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2165, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
S624, A2143

S6495 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires immunization of certain post-secondary students for COVID-19.

S6495 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6495 (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
                                May 3, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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  requiring  the
   immunization of certain post-secondary students against COVID-19
   Section 1. Subdivision 13 of section 2165 of the public health law  is
 renumbered  subdivision 12 and subdivision 1, as added by chapter 405 of
 the laws of 1989, paragraph b as amended by chapter 325 of the  laws  of
 1991, is amended to read as follows:
   1. As used in this section, unless the context requires otherwise:
   a. The term "institution" means a college as defined in section two of
 the education law.
   b. The term "student" means any person born on or after January first,
 nineteen  hundred  fifty-seven,  who  is registered to attend or attends
 classes at an institution, whether full-time  or  part-time.  "Part-time
 student"  shall mean a student who is enrolled for at least six but less
 than twelve semester hours, or the equivalent per semester or  at  least
 four but less than eight semester hours per quarter at an institution.
   c.  The  term "health practitioner" means any person authorized by law
 to administer an immunization.
   d. The term "immunization" means an  adequate  dose  or  doses  of  an
 immunizing  agent  against  measles,  mumps [and], rubella AND THE NOVEL
 CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) which meets the standards approved by the  United
 States  public health service for such biological products, and which is
 approved by the state department of health under such conditions as  may
 be specified by the public health council.
   §  2. This act shall take effect thirty days following the date of the
 issuance of a biologics license for an immunizing agent against COVID-19
 by the United States Food and  Drug  Administration  provided  that  the
 provisions  contained in this act are in accordance with recommendations
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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