senate Bill S6541

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Protects the confidentiality of vaccine information

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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May 19, 2021 reported and committed to finance
May 05, 2021 referred to health

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May 19, 2021 - Health committee Vote

S6541
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: May 19, 2021

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S6541 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7326
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2168 & 2180, add §§2169 & 2183, Pub Health L

S6541 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Restricts vaccine registry information from discovery and other process; requires the commissioner of health and the New York City commissioner of health and mental hygiene to develop regulations to protect patient vaccine information from disclosure.

S6541 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6541 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6541
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                May 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- 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  protecting  the
   confidentiality of vaccine information
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subdivision  4  of  section  2168  of  the
 public  health  law, as amended by section 7 of part A chapter 58 of the
 laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
   (d) [A person, institution or agency to whom such immunization  infor-
 mation  is  furnished  or  to whom, access to records or information has
 been given, shall not divulge any part thereof so  as  to  disclose  the
 identity  of  such  person  to  whom such information or record relates,
 except insofar as such disclosure is necessary for the best interests of
 the person or other  persons,  consistent  with  the  purposes  of  this
 section]  REGISTRY INFORMATION IS NOT  (I) SUBJECT TO DISCOVERY, SUBPOE-
 NA, WARRANT, OR OTHER MEANS OF  LEGAL  COMPULSION  FOR  RELEASE  TO  ANY
 PERSON OR ENTITY OR (II) ADMISSIBLE IN ANY CIVIL, ADMINISTRATIVE, CRIMI-
 NAL, OR FAMILY COURT PROCEEDING.
   §  2.  Subdivision  11  of  section  2168 of the public health law, as
 amended by chapter 154 of the laws  of  2013,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   11.  The commissioner, or in the city of New York, the commissioner of
 the department of health and  mental  hygiene,  may  provide  registrant
 specific  immunization  and  lead  test  records  to other state or city
 registries and registries maintained by the Indian  Health  Service  and
 tribal  nations recognized by the state or the United States pursuant to
 a written  agreement  requiring  that  the  other  registry  conform  to
 national  standards  for  maintaining the integrity of the data and will
 [not] ONLY be used  for  purposes  [inconsistent]  CONSISTENT  with  the
 provisions  of this section AND PROVIDED THAT EVERY EFFORT SHALL BE MADE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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