Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2024
referred to health
|Nov 27, 2023
referred to rules
Senate Bill S7769
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S7769 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S7769 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7769 SPONSOR: HINCHEY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to the release of medical records in an electronic format PURPOSE: To make a patient's medical records as accessible as possible by requir- ing medical records to be accessible through healthcare portals and be provided in a downloadable format. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends section 17 of the public health law by adding a new paragraph that requires all medical records that a patient has a right to access must be accessible through the patient's healthcare portal and in a downloadable form. Section two states the effective date.
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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