Senate Bill S7769

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Requires medical records to be made available to patients in an electronic format through a web portal

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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-S7769 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8961
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §17, Pub Health L

2023-S7769 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires medical records to be made available to patients in an electronic format through a web portal and in a format that allows patients to save records to their own device.

2023-S7769 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S7769 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7769
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             November 27, 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  the  release  of
   medical records in an electronic format
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 17 of the public health law, as amended by  chapter
 165  of the laws of 1991, the first undesignated paragraph as amended by
 chapter 322 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
   § 17. Release of medical records. 1. Upon the written request  of  any
 competent patient, parent or guardian of an infant, a guardian appointed
 pursuant to article eighty-one of the mental hygiene law, or conservator
 of  a  conservatee,  an  examining,  consulting or treating physician or
 hospital must release and deliver, exclusive of personal  notes  of  the
 said  physician  or  hospital, copies of all x-rays, medical records and
 test records including all laboratory tests regarding  that  patient  to
 any  other designated physician or hospital provided, however, that such
 records concerning the treatment  of  an  infant  patient  for  venereal
 disease  or  the  performance  of an abortion operation upon such infant
 patient shall not be released or in any manner be made available to  the
 parent  or guardian of such infant, and provided, further, that original
 mammograms, rather than copies thereof, shall be released and delivered.
 Either the physician or hospital  incurring  the  expense  of  providing
 copies of x-rays, medical records and test records including all labora-
 tory  tests  pursuant  to  the  provisions  of this section may impose a
 reasonable charge to be paid by the person requesting  the  release  and
 deliverance   of  such  records  as  reimbursement  for  such  expenses,
 provided, however, that the physician  or  hospital  may  not  impose  a
 charge  for  copying  an  original  mammogram when the original has been
 released or delivered to any competent patient, parent or guardian of an
 infant, a guardian appointed  pursuant  to  article  eighty-one  of  the
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13171-01-3
              

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