assembly Bill A822

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides treatment for sexually transmitted diseases to minors without a parent's or guardian's consent

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Jan 06, 2021 referred to health

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A822 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S937
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2305, 17 & 18, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A6702, S4779
2011-2012: A343, S384
2013-2014: A497, S3134
2015-2016: A1528, S2712
2017-2018: A2469, S5611
2019-2020: A973, S3899

A822 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides treatment for sexually transmitted diseases to minors without a parent's or guardian's consent; provides definition for health care practitioner.

A822 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    822
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, GOTTFRIED, DINOWITZ, L. ROSENTHAL, STECK,
   BRONSON,  FAHY,  CRUZ,  EPSTEIN, QUART, FERNANDEZ, HEVESI, JACOBSON --
   Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. PERRY, RICHARDSON, SIMON --  read  once
   and referred to the Committee on Health

 AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to providing medical
   care to minors for sexually transmitted diseases without a parent's or
   guardian's consent
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Section 2305 of the public health law, as amended by chap-
 ter 878 of the laws of 1980, the section heading and subdivisions 1  and
 2  as amended by section 35 of part E of chapter 56 of the laws of 2013,
 is amended to read as follows:
   § 2305. Sexually transmitted diseases; CARE AND treatment [by licensed
 physician or staff physician of a hospital; prescriptions];  CONSENT  BY
 MINORS.  1. No person, other than a [licensed physician, or, in a hospi-
 tal, a staff physician] HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER, shall diagnose,  treat
 or  prescribe  for  a person who is infected with a sexually transmitted
 disease, or who has been exposed to infection with a sexually  transmit-
 ted  disease,  or  dispense  or  sell a drug, medicine or remedy for the
 treatment of such person except on  prescription  of  a  [duly  licensed
 physician] HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER.
   2.  (A)  A  [licensed physician, or in a hospital, a staff physician,]
 HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER may diagnose, treat or prescribe TREATMENT  FOR
 A  SEXUALLY  TRANSMITTED  DISEASE for a person under the age of [twenty-
 one] EIGHTEEN years without the consent or knowledge of the  parents  or
 [guardian]  GUARDIANS of said person, where such person is infected with
 a sexually transmitted disease, or has been exposed to infection with  a
 sexually transmitted disease.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.