senate Bill S1482A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the provision of patient health information and medical records

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 11, 2021 advanced to third reading
Mar 10, 2021 2nd report cal.
Mar 09, 2021 1st report cal.538
Feb 08, 2021 print number 1482a
Feb 08, 2021 amend and recommit to health
Jan 12, 2021 referred to health

Votes

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Mar 9, 2021 - Health committee Vote

S1482A
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S1482 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A839
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§17 & 18, Pub Health L; amd §33.16, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S2592, A3631
2017-2018: S3445, A2869
2019-2020: S5243, A1120

S1482 - Summary

Relates to the provision of patient health information and medical records; expands the definition of medical records to include all health related records; prohibits fees for providing certain records.

S1482 - Sponsor Memo

S1482 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1482
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law and the  mental  hygiene  law,  in
   relation to patient health information and medical records
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 17 of the public health law, as amended by  chapter
 165  of the laws of 1991, the first undesignated paragraph as amended by
 chapter 322 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
   § 17. Release of [medical] HEALTH records TO A DESIGNATED HEALTH  CARE
 PROVIDER.   1. Upon the written request of any competent patient, parent
 or guardian of an infant,  a  guardian  appointed  pursuant  to  article
 eighty-one  of  the mental hygiene law, or conservator of a conservatee,
 [an examining, consulting or treating  physician  or  hospital  must]  A
 HEALTH  CARE PROVIDER WHO HAS PROVIDED PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES
 PERTAINING TO A PATIENT SHALL release and  deliver,  exclusive  of  NON-
 CLINICAL  personal notes of the [said physician or hospital] HEALTH CARE
 PROVIDER, copies of all [x-rays, medical] REQUESTED HEALTH records  [and
 test  records  including all laboratory tests] regarding that patient to
 any other designated [physician or  hospital  provided,  however,  that]
 HEALTH CARE PROVIDER.  HOWEVER, such records concerning the treatment of
 an infant patient for venereal disease or the performance of an abortion
 operation  upon  such  infant  patient  shall  not be released or in any
 manner be made available to the parent or guardian of such  infant,  and
 provided, further, that original mammograms, rather than copies thereof,
 shall be released and delivered.
   [Either the physician or hospital] 2. A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER incurring
 the expense of providing copies of [x-rays, medical] HEALTH records [and
 test  records including all laboratory tests] pursuant to the provisions
 of this section may impose a reasonable charge to be paid by the  person
 requesting  the release and deliverance of such records as reimbursement
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S1482A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A839
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§17 & 18, Pub Health L; amd §33.16, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S2592, A3631
2017-2018: S3445, A2869
2019-2020: S5243, A1120

S1482A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the provision of patient health information and medical records; expands the definition of medical records to include all health related records; prohibits fees for providing certain records.

S1482A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1482A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1482--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SERRANO -- 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  to  amend  the public health law and the mental hygiene law, in
   relation to patient health information and medical records
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Section 17 of the public health law, as amended by chapter
 165 of the laws of 1991, the first undesignated paragraph as amended  by
 chapter 322 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
   §  17. Release of [medical] HEALTH records TO A DESIGNATED HEALTH CARE
 PROVIDER.  1. Upon the written request of any competent patient,  parent
 or  guardian  of  an  infant,  a  guardian appointed pursuant to article
 eighty-one of the mental hygiene law, or conservator of  a  conservatee,
 [an  examining,  consulting  or  treating  physician or hospital must] A
 HEALTH CARE PROVIDER WHO HAS PROVIDED PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE  SERVICES
 PERTAINING  TO  A  PATIENT  SHALL release and deliver, exclusive of NON-
 CLINICAL personal notes of the [said physician or hospital] HEALTH  CARE
 PROVIDER,  copies of all [x-rays, medical] REQUESTED HEALTH records [and
 test records including all laboratory tests] regarding that  patient  to
 any  other  designated  [physician  or hospital provided, however, that]
 HEALTH CARE PROVIDER.  HOWEVER, such records concerning the treatment of
 an infant patient for venereal disease or the performance of an abortion
 operation upon such infant patient shall  not  be  released  or  in  any
 manner  be  made available to the parent or guardian of such infant, and
 provided, further, that original mammograms, rather than copies thereof,
 shall be released and delivered.
   [Either the physician or hospital] 2. A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER incurring
 the expense of providing copies of [x-rays, medical] HEALTH records [and
 test records including all laboratory tests] pursuant to the  provisions
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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