Bill Text: NY A08573 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires the New York city commissioner of the administration of children's services to obtain an order of consent from the court before allowing experimental drug testing on children under the care and/or control of the administration of children's services.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-09-13 - referred to health [A08573 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A08573-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                   September 13, 2019

        Introduced  by M. of A. DARLING -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Health

        AN ACT to amend the New York city charter, in relation  to  experimental
          medical testing of children

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 617 of the New York  city  charter  is  amended  by
     2  adding a new subdivision d to read as follows:
     3    d.  Notwithstanding  any  other  provision of law to the contrary, the
     4  commissioner shall be required to obtain a court order, except in  emer-
     5  gency or life threatening situations, granting the commissioner authori-
     6  ty  to  consent  to  experimental  medical testing on behalf of children
     7  under the care  and/or  control  of  the  administration  of  children's
     8  services.  The  court, in granting such order of consent, shall consider
     9  whether the experimental medical testing: (1) poses a  minimal  risk  to
    10  the  child undergoing such testing; and (2) if there is a direct benefit
    11  to the child undergoing such testing.
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.