senate Bill S837

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Protects the confidentiality of vaccine information; repealer

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 24, 2023 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 09, 2023 ordered to third reading cal.46
Jan 06, 2023 referred to rules

S837 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2168, 2169, 2183 & 2180, rpld §2180 subs 13 - 18 & 20, Pub Health L (as proposed in S.6541-A & A.7326-A)

S837 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Protects the confidentiality of vaccine information; relates to the sharing of vaccine registry information; provides that anyone requiring an immunization passport shall accept a valid COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card.

S837 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S837 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    837
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 6, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- 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  protecting  the
   confidentiality  of  vaccine  information; and to repeal provisions of
   the public health law relating thereto

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivision 11-a of section 2168 of the public health law,
 as added by a chapter of the laws of 2022, amending  the  public  health
 law  relating  to protecting the confidentiality of vaccine information,
 as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 6541-A  and  A.  7326-A,  is
 amended to read as follows:
   11-a.  The  commissioner, or in the city of New York, the commissioner
 of the department of health and mental hygiene, may only share  registry
 information MAINTAINED BY THE DEPARTMENT, OR IN THE CASE OF THE CITYWIDE
 IMMUNIZATION REGISTRY, THE CITY OF NEW YORK UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
 SECTION  with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or
 successor agency, for public health purposes  in  summary,  statistical,
 aggregate,  or  other form such that no individual person can be identi-
 fied, except that either such  commissioner  may  disclose  identifiable
 registrant  information  to  the federal Centers for Disease Control and
 Prevention, or its successor agency, when the  commissioner  has  deter-
 mined  that the disclosure is in the best interests of the registrant or
 will contribute to the protection  of  public  health[,]  AND  that  the
 objective  of  the  disclosure cannot be served by disclosure limited to
 de-identified information, [and] OR the federal  health  officials  have
 committed  in  writing not to redisclose to or share registrant informa-
 tion with any other federal agency, including but  not  limited  to  the
 department  of  homeland  security, immigration and customs enforcement,
 customs and border protection, or  any  successor  agency,  or  any  law
 enforcement agency; provided that either such commissioner may forgo the
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04035-01-3

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