senate Bill S2783

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Authorizes emergency medical care personnel to provide basic first aid to dogs and cats

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2022 committed to rules
May 17, 2022 advanced to third reading
May 16, 2022 2nd report cal.
May 11, 2022 1st report cal.1329
Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Jan 25, 2021 referred to health

Votes

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May 9, 2022 - Health committee Vote

S2783
12
0
committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: May 9, 2022

aye wr (2)
excused (1)

S2783 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A715
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3013, add §3018, Pub Health L; amd §§6702, 6703 & 6705, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S8837, A7608
2023-2024: S1968

S2783 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes emergency medical care personnel to provide basic first aid to dogs and cats.

S2783 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2783 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2783
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- 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 education law, in relation
   to  authorizing  emergency  medical service personnel to provide basic
   first aid to cats and dogs under certain circumstances

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Section 3013 of the public health law is amended by adding
 three new subdivisions 7, 8 and 9 to read as follows:
   7. NO CERTIFIED FIRST  RESPONDER,  EMERGENCY  MEDICAL  TECHNICIAN,  OR
 ADVANCED  EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN ACTING IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION
 THREE THOUSAND EIGHTEEN OF THIS ARTICLE, NOR ANY  AMBULANCE  SERVICE  OR
 ADVANCED  LIFE  SUPPORT FIRST RESPONSE SERVICE OF WHICH SUCH PERSON IS A
 MEMBER OR EMPLOYEE, WHO, IN THE COURSE OF RESPONDING  TO  AN  EMERGENCY,
 RENDERS  BASIC FIRST AID TO A DOG OR CAT PURSUANT TO SUCH SECTION, SHALL
 HAVE ANY CIVIL LIABILITY OR HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR VIOLATING ARTICLE ONE
 HUNDRED THIRTY-FIVE OF THE EDUCATION LAW,  FOR  THE  PROVISION  OF  SUCH
 CARE,  OR  ANY  DAMAGES  TO  OR  DEATH OF ANY DOG OR CAT ALLEGED TO HAVE
 OCCURRED BY REASON OF AN ACT OR OMISSION WHERE SUCH PERSON ACTED REASON-
 ABLY AND IN GOOD FAITH IN RENDERING SUCH MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN AN  EMER-
 GENCY.
   8.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY LICENSED
 VETERINARIAN WHO PROVIDES  OFF-SITE  INSTRUCTION,  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION
 THREE  THOUSAND EIGHTEEN OF THIS ARTICLE, TO ANY CERTIFIED FIRST RESPON-
 DER, EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN OR ADVANCED EMERGENCY MEDICAL  TECHNI-
 CIAN  PROVIDING  BASIC FIRST AID TO A DOG OR CAT SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
 DAMAGES FOR INJURIES OR DEATH ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN SUSTAINED BY ANY  DOG
 OR  CAT  AS  A  RESULT OF SUCH INSTRUCTION WHERE SUCH VETERINARIAN ACTED
 REASONABLY AND IN GOOD FAITH IN PROVIDING SUCH INSTRUCTION.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00489-01-1

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