senate Bill S6541

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Protects the confidentiality of vaccine information

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.239
substituted for a7326a
Jun 02, 2022 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1892
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 27, 2022 print number 6541a
May 27, 2022 amend and recommit to finance
May 03, 2022 reported and committed to finance
Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
May 19, 2021 reported and committed to finance
May 05, 2021 referred to health

Votes

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Jun 2, 2022 - Rules committee Vote

S6541A
20
0
committee
20
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 3, 2022 - Health committee Vote

S6541
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: May 3, 2022

excused (1)

May 19, 2021 - Health committee Vote

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

Co-Sponsors

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S6541 - Details

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

S6541 - 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 - Sponsor Memo

S6541 - 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.

Co-Sponsors

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S6541A (ACTIVE) - Details

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

S6541A (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.

S6541A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6541A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6541--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                May 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. RIVERA, BIAGGI, BORRELLO, BROUK, GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN,
   KENNEDY,  KRUEGER, MYRIE, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health --  recom-
   mitted  to  the  Committee on Health in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
   sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to  the
   Committee  on  Finance  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 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.  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 THE FEDERAL  CENTERS  FOR
 DISEASE  CONTROL  AND PREVENTION OR ITS SUCCESSOR AGENCY, 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 THAT THE DATA will [not] ONLY be used  for  purposes  [inconsistent]
 CONSISTENT with the provisions of this section AND PROVIDED THAT DISCLO-
 SURE  OF  IDENTIFIABLE  REGISTRANT  INFORMATION  SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE
 MINIMUM AMOUNT NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH THE PURPOSES CONSISTENT WITH  THE
 PROVISIONS  OF THIS SECTION AS DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER, OR IN THE
 CITY OF NEW YORK, THE COMMISSIONER  OF  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  HEALTH  AND
 MENTAL HYGIENE.
   §  2. Section 2168 of the public health law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 11-a to read as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11016-02-2

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