senate Bill S937

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides treatment for sexually transmitted diseases to minors without a parent's or guardian's consent

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Jan 06, 2021 referred to health

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S937 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A822
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2305, 17 & 18, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4779, A6702
2011-2012: S384, A343
2013-2014: S3134, A497
2015-2016: S2712, A1528
2017-2018: S5611, A2469
2019-2020: S3899, A973

S937 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides treatment for sexually transmitted diseases to minors without a parent's or guardian's consent; provides definition for health care practitioner.

S937 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S937 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    937
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. KRUEGER, BAILEY, HOYLMAN, PARKER, RIVERA, SANDERS,
   SERRANO -- 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 providing medical
   care to minors for sexually transmitted diseases without a parent's or
   guardian's consent
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Section 2305 of the public health law, as amended by chap-
 ter 878 of the laws of 1980, the section heading and subdivisions 1  and
 2  as amended by section 35 of part E of chapter 56 of the laws of 2013,
 is amended to read as follows:
   § 2305. Sexually transmitted diseases; CARE AND treatment [by licensed
 physician or staff physician of a hospital; prescriptions];  CONSENT  BY
 MINORS.  1. No person, other than a [licensed physician, or, in a hospi-
 tal, a staff physician] HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER, shall diagnose,  treat
 or  prescribe  for  a person who is infected with a sexually transmitted
 disease, or who has been exposed to infection with a sexually  transmit-
 ted  disease,  or  dispense  or  sell a drug, medicine or remedy for the
 treatment of such person except on  prescription  of  a  [duly  licensed
 physician] HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER.
   2.  (A)  A  [licensed physician, or in a hospital, a staff physician,]
 HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER may diagnose, treat or prescribe TREATMENT  FOR
 A  SEXUALLY  TRANSMITTED  DISEASE for a person under the age of [twenty-
 one] EIGHTEEN years without the consent or knowledge of the  parents  or
 [guardian]  GUARDIANS of said person, where such person is infected with
 a sexually transmitted disease, or has been exposed to infection with  a
 sexually transmitted disease.
   (B)  A HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER MAY PROVIDE HEALTH CARE RELATED TO THE
 PREVENTION OF A SEXUALLY TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASE, INCLUDING  ADMINISTERING
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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