senate Bill S1162A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires the department of health to provide written, public updates to the Draft New York State's COVID-19 Vaccination Program Plan

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 24, 2021 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 22, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 10, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 09, 2021 1st report cal.349
Feb 02, 2021 print number 1162a
Feb 02, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to health
Jan 07, 2021 referred to health

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S1162 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4539
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8717, A10850

S1162 - Summary

Requires the department of health to provide written, public updates to the Draft New York State's COVID-19 Vaccination Program Plan.

S1162 - Sponsor Memo

S1162 - 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.

Co-Sponsors

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S1162A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4539
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8717, A10850

S1162A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the department of health to provide written, public updates to the Draft New York State's COVID-19 Vaccination Program Plan.

S1162A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1162A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1162--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  KENNEDY, BENJAMIN, BIAGGI, BROUK, COMRIE, COONEY,
   GIANARIS, GOUNARDES, HARCKHAM, HINCHEY, HOYLMAN, KAVANAGH,  LIU,  MAY,
   MAYER, MYRIE, PARKER, PERSAUD, RAMOS, REICHLIN-MELNICK, RIVERA -- read
   twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
   Committee on Health -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  requiring  the  department of health to provide written, public
   updates to the Draft New York  State's  COVID-19  Vaccination  Program
   Plan
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1.  1. The New York State Department  of  Health,  in  collab-
 oration  with  any  other  state  agency or entity, as applicable, shall
 update the Draft New York State's COVID-19 Vaccination Program  Plan  by
 providing  a written plan that is posted on a publicly available website
 by March 1, 2021 that specifies how the state will:
   (a) Ensure  the  equitable  distribution  of  vaccine  to  communities
 disproportionally impacted by COVID-19;
   (b)  Issue anticipated guidance on phased tiers of vaccine eligibility
 for the general public;
   (c) Ensure pharmacies, hospitals,  health  care  providers,  long-term
 care  facilities,  and  other  non-state operated vaccine administration
 sites will have an adequate supply of vaccinations and ensure timely and
 equitable administration of vaccinations;
   (d) Determine a methodology for how  vaccines  will  be  allocated  to
 long-term  care facilities, health care providers, pharmacies, hospitals
 and local government health departments;
   (e) Coordinate with local governments and local health departments  to
 ensure  that  adequate vaccines are available and are being administered
 in an equitable manner  at  state  and  non-state  operated  vaccination
 administration sites;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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