Senate Bill S2995

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Directs the creation of a document giving certain notice to parents and guardians of school age students who are diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition or a certain medical condition

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
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    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
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2023-S2995 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4034
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2500-l, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S4150

2023-S2995 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "Shepherd Patterson law"; requires a physician who treats a minor patient with a medical condition that may cause a disability to provide certain educational information to such patient's parents or guardians indicating such minor is entitled to a free and appropriate public education as defined under section five hundred four of the federal rehabilitation act of nineteen hundred seventy-three; makes related provisions.

2023-S2995 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S2995 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2995
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 26, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- 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 requiring a physi-
   cian who treats a minor patient with a medical  condition  to  provide
   certain educational information to such patient's parents or guardians

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "Shepherd
 Patterson law".
   §  2.  The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2500-l
 to read as follows:
   § 2500-L. INFORMATION ON EDUCATION ACCOMMODATIONS FOR A MINOR  PATIENT
 WITH  A  MEDICAL CONDITION THAT MAY CAUSE A DISABILITY. 1.  ON OR BEFORE
 JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-FOUR, THE  DEPARTMENT,  IN  CONSULTATION
 WITH  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  EDUCATION,  SHALL  DEVELOP  AN  INFORMATIONAL
 PAMPHLET FOR PRACTITIONERS TO DISTRIBUTE TO THE PARENTS OR GUARDIANS  OF
 A  PATIENT  UNDER  THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN WITH A MEDICAL CONDITION THAT MAY
 CREATE A DISABILITY FOR  THE  PATIENT  AS  DEFINED  UNDER  SECTION  FIVE
 HUNDRED  FOUR  OF  THE  FEDERAL  REHABILITATION  ACT OF NINETEEN HUNDRED
 SEVENTY-THREE.  SUCH INFORMATION SHALL INDICATE THAT SUCH MINOR  MAY  BE
 ENTITLED  TO  A  FREE  AND APPROPRIATE PUBLIC EDUCATION AS DEFINED UNDER
 SECTION FIVE HUNDRED FOUR OF THE FEDERAL REHABILITATION ACT OF  NINETEEN
 HUNDRED  SEVENTY-THREE, AS AMENDED, WHICH MAY INCLUDE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR
 THE DELIVERY OF PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS  WITH  DISA-
 BILITIES.    SUCH  WRITTEN INFORMATION SHALL ALSO STATE THAT THE PARENT,
 GUARDIAN, OR PERSON IN A PARENTAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE  PATIENT  SHOULD
 CONTACT  THEIR SCHOOL TO DISCUSS POSSIBLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE PATIENT
 AND THE BENEFITS OF SHARING POTENTIALLY  LIFE-SAVING  EMERGENCY  MEDICAL
 INFORMATION WITH SCHOOL PERSONNEL.
   2. THE INFORMATIONAL PAMPHLET SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR USE BY PRAC-
 TITIONERS  ON  THE  DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE IN A PRINTABLE FILE, AND MAY BE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06761-01-3
              

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