senate Bill S8937

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to permitting certain runaways or homeless youth who are receiving crisis or support services to consent to medical, dental, health and hospital services

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - Passed Senate & Assembly


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

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (11)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.573
substituted for a9604
May 23, 2022 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 17, 2022 advanced to third reading
May 16, 2022 2nd report cal.
May 11, 2022 1st report cal.1346
Apr 29, 2022 referred to health

S8937 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9604
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2504, Pub Health L

S8937 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Permits runaways and homeless youth under the age of 18 who are receiving approved crisis or support services to consent to medical, dental, health and hospital services.

S8937 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8937 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8937
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 29, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. BRISPORT -- 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  enabling  certain
   persons  to  consent  for certain medical, dental, health and hospital
   services
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1. Subdivision 1 of section 2504 of the public health law, as
 added by chapter 769 of the laws of 1972, is amended to read as follows:
   1. Any person who is eighteen years of age or older, or is the  parent
 of  a child or has married, OR IS A RUNAWAY OR HOMELESS YOUTH AS DEFINED
 IN SECTION FIVE HUNDRED THIRTY-TWO-A OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW,  OR  RECEIVES
 SERVICES  AT  AN  APPROVED  RUNAWAY  AND  HOMELESS YOUTH CRISIS SERVICES
 PROGRAM OR A TRANSITIONAL INDEPENDENT LIVING SUPPORT PROGRAM AS  DEFINED
 IN  SECTION  FIVE  HUNDRED  THIRTY-TWO-A  OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW, may give
 effective consent for medical, dental, health and hospital services  for
 [himself  or herself] THEMSELF, and the consent of no other person shall
 be necessary.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
 have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
 repeal  of  any  rule  or regulation necessary for the implementation of
 this act on its effective date are authorized to be made  and  completed
 on or before such effective date.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD15189-01-2


Comments

Open Legislation is a forum for New York State legislation. All comments are subject to review and community moderation is encouraged.

Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity, hate or toxic speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Attempts to intimidate and silence contributors or deliberately deceive the public, including excessive or extraneous posting/posts, or coordinated activity, are prohibited and may result in the temporary or permanent banning of the user. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday. By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.