assembly Bill A7326

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Protects the confidentiality of vaccine information

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2021 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.676
rules report cal.676
reported
Jun 02, 2021 reported referred to rules
May 20, 2021 reported referred to codes
May 05, 2021 referred to health

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A7326 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6541
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2168 & 2180, add §§2169 & 2183, Pub Health L

A7326 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Restricts vaccine registry information from discovery and other process; requires the commissioner of health and the New York City commissioner of health and mental hygiene to develop regulations to protect patient vaccine information from disclosure.

A7326 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7326
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                May 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. GOTTFRIED, BRABENEC, CYMBROWITZ, DICKENS, ENGLE-
   BRIGHT, GALLAGHER, HEVESI, McDONALD, MONTESANO, OTIS,  PAULIN,  SIMON,
   TAYLOR, THIELE, ZINERMAN -- read once and referred to the Committee on
   Health
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the public health law, in relation to protecting the
   confidentiality of vaccine information

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraph  (d)  of  subdivision  4 of section 2168 of the
 public health law, as amended by section 7 of part A chapter 58  of  the
 laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
   (d)  [A person, institution or agency to whom such immunization infor-
 mation is furnished or to whom, access to  records  or  information  has
 been  given,  shall  not  divulge any part thereof so as to disclose the
 identity of such person to whom  such  information  or  record  relates,
 except insofar as such disclosure is necessary for the best interests of
 the  person  or  other  persons,  consistent  with  the purposes of this
 section] REGISTRY INFORMATION IS NOT  (I) SUBJECT TO DISCOVERY,  SUBPOE-
 NA,  WARRANT,  OR  OTHER  MEANS  OF  LEGAL COMPULSION FOR RELEASE TO ANY
 PERSON OR ENTITY OR (II) ADMISSIBLE IN ANY CIVIL, ADMINISTRATIVE, CRIMI-
 NAL, OR FAMILY COURT PROCEEDING.
   § 2. Subdivision 11 of section 2168  of  the  public  health  law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  154  of  the  laws  of 2013, is amended to read as
 follows:
   11. The commissioner, or in the city of New York, the commissioner  of
 the  department  of  health  and  mental hygiene, may provide registrant
 specific immunization and lead test  records  to  other  state  or  city
 registries  and  registries  maintained by the Indian Health Service and
 tribal nations recognized by the state or the United States pursuant  to
 a  written  agreement  requiring  that  the  other  registry  conform to
 national standards for maintaining the integrity of the  data  and  will
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.