senate Bill S6928B

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for a myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome education and outreach program

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Current Bill Status Via A7712 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 30, 2022 signed chap.244
Jun 22, 2022 delivered to governor
May 11, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.519
substituted for s6928b
May 11, 2022 substituted by a7712b
Apr 26, 2022 amended on third reading 6928b
Feb 17, 2022 advanced to third reading
Feb 16, 2022 2nd report cal.
Feb 15, 2022 1st report cal.519
Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Jun 02, 2021 print number 6928a
Jun 02, 2021 amend and recommit to health
May 20, 2021 referred to health

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S6928 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7712
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §207, Pub Health L

S6928 - Summary

Provides for a myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome ("ME/CFS") education and outreach program.

S6928 - Sponsor Memo

S6928 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6928
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 20, 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  public  health  law,  in  relation  to  the  myalgic
   encephalomyelitis/chronic  fatigue  syndrome  education  and  outreach
   program

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision  1 of section 207 of the public health law is
 amended by adding a new paragraph (p) to read as follows:
   (P) MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS/CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME  ("ME/CFS"),  A
 MULTI-SYSTEM  DISEASE  ASSOCIATED  WITH  NEUROLOGICAL, IMMUNOLOGICAL AND
 ENERGY METABOLISM IMPAIRMENT CHARACTERIZED BY LONG-STANDING AND  DEBILI-
 TATING  FATIGUE  WITH  A  DELAYED  EXACERBATION  OF SYMPTOMS AND LOSS OF
 STAMINA FOLLOWING EVEN MINIMAL MENTAL OR PHYSICAL FUNCTION; SYMPTOMS MAY
 ALSO  INCLUDE  COGNITIVE  DYSFUNCTION,  SLEEP  ABNORMALITIES,  AUTONOMIC
 MANIFESTATIONS  AND  PAIN; SUSCEPTIBILITY MAY BE GENETIC BUT THE DISEASE
 CAN BE TRIGGERED BY INFECTION IN THE MAJORITY OF PATIENTS. ME/CFS  IS  A
 COMMON  CHRONIC  CONSEQUENCE  OF  VIRUSES, WITH TEN TO TWELVE PERCENT OF
 THOSE WITH SERIOUS INFECTION GOING ON TO DEVELOP THE DISEASE. GIVEN THAT
 THERE ARE NO DIAGNOSTIC TESTS OR BIOMARKERS, AND  NO  FEDERAL  FOOD  AND
 DRUG  ADMINISTRATION  APPROVED  TREATMENTS  FOR  ME/CFS,  DIAGNOSIS  AND
 MANAGEMENT OF THIS DISEASE CAN BE MORE DIFFICULT. THERE ARE FEW CLINICAL
 EXPERTS AVAILABLE IN NEW YORK  STATE,  SO  EDUCATION  AND  AWARENESS  OF
 HEALTH  CARE PROVIDERS AND THE PUBLIC IS IMPERATIVE. EDUCATION MATERIALS
 SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO INFORMATION ABOUT DIAGNOSING  ME/CFS
 INCLUDING  SPECIFIC  SCIENTIFIC  INFORMATION  ABOUT WHAT THE DISEASE IS,
 WHAT THE SYMPTOMS ARE, WHO IS SUSCEPTIBLE AND HOW PATIENTS ARE CURRENTLY
 TREATED. ME/CFS EDUCATION AND AWARENESS  MATERIALS  SHALL  ALSO  INCLUDE
 RECOGNITION  THAT  ME/CFS IS A REAL DISEASE, IS NOT A PSYCHIATRIC DISOR-
 DER, IS NOT CAUSED BY A LACK OF EXERCISE  AND  THAT  MANAGEMENT  OF  THE
 DISEASE CAN BE MORE DIFFICULT AS A RESULT.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
 it shall have become a law.
 

Co-Sponsors

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S6928A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7712
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §207, Pub Health L

S6928A - Summary

Provides for a myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome ("ME/CFS") education and outreach program.

S6928A - Sponsor Memo

S6928A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6928--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. RIVERA, HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health -- commit-
   tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and  recom-
   mitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  public  health  law,  in  relation  to  the  myalgic
   encephalomyelitis/chronic  fatigue  syndrome  education  and  outreach
   program
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 207 of the public  health  law  is
 amended by adding a new paragraph (p) to read as follows:
   (P)  MYALGIC  ENCEPHALOMYELITIS/CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME ("ME/CFS"), A
 MULTI-SYSTEM DISEASE ASSOCIATED  WITH  NEUROLOGICAL,  IMMUNOLOGICAL  AND
 ENERGY  METABOLISM IMPAIRMENT CHARACTERIZED BY LONG-STANDING AND DEBILI-
 TATING FATIGUE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
 it shall have become a law.
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11614-03-1


Co-Sponsors

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S6928B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7712
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §207, Pub Health L

S6928B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for a myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome ("ME/CFS") education and outreach program.

S6928B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6928B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6928--B
     Cal. No. 519
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. RIVERA, CLEARE, COONEY, GAUGHRAN, HOYLMAN, JACKSON,
   KAPLAN, RAMOS, SKOUFIS -- read twice and  ordered  printed,  and  when
   printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on Health -- committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Health in accord-
   ance with Senate Rule 6,  sec.  8  --  reported  favorably  from  said
   committee,  ordered  to  first  and  second report, ordered to a third
   reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
   order of third reading
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  public  health  law,  in  relation  to  the  myalgic
   encephalomyelitis/chronic  fatigue  syndrome  education  and  outreach
   program
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 207 of the public  health  law  is
 amended by adding a new paragraph (q) to read as follows:
   (Q)  MYALGIC  ENCEPHALOMYELITIS/CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME ("ME/CFS"), A
 MULTI-SYSTEM DISEASE ASSOCIATED  WITH  NEUROLOGICAL,  IMMUNOLOGICAL  AND
 ENERGY  METABOLISM IMPAIRMENT CHARACTERIZED BY LONG-STANDING AND DEBILI-
 TATING FATIGUE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
 it shall have become a law.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11614-04-2


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