senate Bill S1162

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires New York state to develop and implement a plan for the distribution of a COVID-19 medical countermeasure in a manner that prioritizes those communities serving the most vulnerable residents of the state

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Jan 07, 2021 referred to health

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S1162 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8717

S1162 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires New York state to develop and implement a plan for the distribution of a COVID-19 medical countermeasure in a manner that prioritizes those communities serving the most vulnerable residents of the state.

S1162 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1162 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1162
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT requiring New York state to develop and implement a plan for  the
   distribution  of  a  COVID-19  medical countermeasure in a manner that
   prioritizes those communities serving the most vulnerable residents of
   the state

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. (a) The New York State Department of Health, shall develop
 and release to the public a plan for the  equitable  distribution  of  a
 COVID-19 medical countermeasure to residents of the state.
   (b)  Such  plan shall be released within sixty days following approval
 of such a countermeasure by the United States  Food  and  Drug  Adminis-
 tration.
   (c)  The  plan  shall  be  formulated and implemented in a manner that
 prioritizes the distribution of the medical countermeasure  to  communi-
 ties  and  facilities  serving  the New York residents deemed to be most
 vulnerable to the immediate medical threat.    The state shall  identify
 statewide  and  regional  areas  of  greatest  potential need during the
 current COVID-19 pandemic.  Factors to be taken into consideration shall
 include, but not be limited to the following:
   (i) rates of infection, severity of illness, hospital capacity, recov-
 ery and mortality of patients in a community, with sensitivity to  popu-
 lation  characteristics,  including  but  not  limited  to, age, gender,
 racial and/or ethnic background and income status of the members of  the
 community,  to  the  extent  that such factors instrumentally affect the
 rates of infection, severity of  illness,  hospital  capacity,  recovery
 and/or mortality during the current COVID-19 pandemic; and
   (ii)  the ability or inability of medical providers within a community
 to purchase or otherwise obtain the medical countermeasure.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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