|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 07, 2021||referred to health|
senate Bill S1162
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1162 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1162 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1162 SPONSOR: KENNEDY TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: This bill would require New York State to develop and implement a plan to equitably distribute a COVID-19 medical countermeasure to New York- ers. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one requires the New York State Department of Health to develop and release a plan for the equitable distribution of a COVID-19 medical countermeasure to New York State residents. This plan would be required
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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