|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 01, 2021||referred to health|
senate Bill S3937
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3937 (ACTIVE) - Details
S3937 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3937 SPONSOR: SERINO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to lyme disease and tick-borne infection awareness and prevention PURPOSE: This would require the Department of Health, in consultation with the Department of Environmental Conservation, to develop a Lyme and tick- borne infection awareness and prevention program for children's summer camps. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Directs the Commissioner of Health, in consultation with the Commissioner of Environmental Conservation to develop instructional tools for children's overnight camps, summer day camps and traveling summer day camps regarding prevention and awareness of Lyme disease and
S3937 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3937 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 1, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SERINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to lyme disease and tick-borne infection awareness and prevention THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 1392-b to read as follows: § 1392-B. LYME DISEASE AND TICK-BORNE INFECTION AWARENESS AND PREVENTION PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN'S OVERNIGHT, SUMMER DAY AND TRAVELING SUMMER DAY CAMPS. 1. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMIS- SIONER OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, SHALL DEVELOP INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS AND MATERIALS FOR CHILDREN'S OVERNIGHT CAMPS, SUMMER DAY CAMPS AND TRAV- ELING SUMMER DAY CAMPS REGARDING PREVENTION AND AWARENESS OF LYME DISEASE AND OTHER TICK-BORNE INFECTIONS. RESOURCES AND MATERIALS SHALL BE AGE-APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN ATTENDING SUCH CAMPS AND PROVIDE INFOR- MATION ON THE IDENTIFICATION OF TICKS, RECOMMENDED PROCEDURES FOR SAFE TICK REMOVAL AND BEST PRACTICES TO PROVIDE PROTECTION FROM TICKS. SUCH MATERIALS MAY INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, PAMPHLETS, AND DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS TO ILLUSTRATE THE VARIOUS SIZES OF TICKS BEFORE AND AFTER ENGORGEMENT TO ASSIST WITH THE IDENTIFICATION OF A TICK AND THE REACTION ON THE SKIN THAT MAY OCCUR AS A RESULT OF A TICK BITE. MATERIALS AND INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS TO ADVANCE AND PROMOTE EDUCATION AND AWARENESS ON TICK IDENTIFICATION AND PROTECTION SHALL BE MADE AVAIL- ABLE TO CHILDREN'S OVERNIGHT CAMPS, SUMMER DAY CAMPS AND TRAVELING SUMMER DAY CAMPS UPON REQUEST AT NO CHARGE. SUCH MATERIALS AND INSTRUC- TIONAL TOOLS MAY ALSO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO CHILDREN'S NON-REGULATED CAMPS, PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE HUNDRED NINETY-EIGHT-F OF THE GENERAL BUSINESS LAW. 2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE, AND REVIEW AS NECESSARY, RULES AND REGULATIONS RELATED TO CHILDREN ATTENDING CHILDREN'S OVERNIGHT EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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