Senate Bill S7600

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Requires the department of health to publish a report on the incidence of tick-borne illnesses annually on the department's website

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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

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2023-S7600 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8943
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §207-b, Pub Health L

2023-S7600 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the department of health to publish a report on the incidence of tick-borne illnesses annually on the department's website; requires the department to submit an annual report to the governor and the leaders of the legislature; requires the superintendent of financial services to review the status of health insurance coverage for the treatment of Lyme disease and other tick-borne related diseases and to submit a report to the governor and the leaders of the legislature.

2023-S7600 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S7600 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7600
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               July 12, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HINCHEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  requiring  annual
   reports  on tick-borne illnesses; and to require the superintendent of
   financial services to review the status of health  insurance  coverage
   for  the  treatment  of  Lyme  disease  and  other  tick-borne related
   diseases
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
 207-b to read as follows:
   § 207-B. TICK-BORNE ILLNESSES; REPORTS. 1. THE DEPARTMENT, IN CONJUNC-
 TION WITH THE TICK-BORNE DISEASE INSTITUTE AND THE DEPARTMENT  OF  ENVI-
 RONMENTAL CONSERVATION, SHALL PUBLISH A REPORT ON ITS WEBSITE CONTAINING
 INFORMATION  RELATED  TO  THE  INCIDENCE  OF TICK-BORNE ILLNESSES IN THE
 STATE.  SUCH REPORT SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
   (A) THE NUMBER OF DIAGNOSED CASES OF TICK-BORNE ILLNESSES;
   (B) THE INCIDENCE OF TICK-BORNE ILLNESS IN EACH COUNTY; AND
   (C) THE ESTIMATED TICK POPULATION IN THE STATE AND WHETHER SUCH  POPU-
 LATION  IS  EXPECTED  TO  INCREASE,  DECREASE, OR REMAIN CONSTANT AT THE
 STATE AND COUNTY LEVEL.
   2. ON OR BEFORE APRIL FIRST ANNUALLY, THE DEPARTMENT,  IN  CONJUNCTION
 WITH  THE  TICK-BORNE  DISEASE  INSTITUTE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRON-
 MENTAL CONSERVATION, SHALL SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR,  THE  TEMPO-
 RARY  PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE MINORITY
 LEADER OF THE SENATE AND THE MINORITY LEADER  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY.    SUCH
 REPORT  SHALL  SUMMARIZE THE STATISTICS REQUIRED TO BE REPORTED PURSUANT
 TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION FOR THE PREVIOUS YEAR AND INCLUDE ANY
 OTHER INFORMATION DEEMED RELEVANT TO TICK-BORNE ILLNESSES FOR THE COMING
 YEAR.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11494-02-3
 S. 7600                             2
              

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