|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 19, 2021||reported and committed to finance|
|May 05, 2021||referred to health|
senate Bill S6541
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6541 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6541 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6541 SPONSOR: RIVERA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to protecting the confidentiality of vaccine information PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To strengthen the confidentiality protections on personal information related to vaccines. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends Public Health Law § 2168 (4) (d) to provide that infor- mation in the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS) and the New York Citywide Immunization Registry (OR) are not subject to discovery, subpoena, warrant, or other means of legal compulsion for release or admissible in any civil, administrative, criminal, or family court proceeding.
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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