Bill Text: NY S01303 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Establishes that the council on human blood and transfusion services shall review all current medical research and guidance regarding the donation of blood by patients with a history of Lyme or tick-borne illnesses.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-14 - REFERRED TO HEALTH [S01303 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01303-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          1303
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 14, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  SERINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to donation of  blood
          by patients with a history of Lyme or tick-borne illnesses
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 3121 of the public health law is amended by  adding
     2  a new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
     3    6. (a) The council shall review all current medical research and guid-
     4  ance  regarding the donation of blood by patients with a history of Lyme
     5  or tick-borne illnesses, including but not limited to:
     6    (i) human anaplasmosis;
     7    (ii) babesiosis;
     8    (iii) human ehrlichiosis;
     9    (iv) Rocky Mountain spotted fever;
    10    (v) Powassan virus;
    11    (vi) Southern tick-associated rash illness; and
    12    (vii) other related illnesses and co-infections.
    13    (b) (i) The council shall, within ninety days after the effective date
    14  of this subdivision, issue recommendations to the commissioner regarding
    15  the collection, testing, and distribution of blood donations  with  Lyme
    16  and  tick-borne  illnesses  present  or  reported  in a patient history,
    17  including but not limited to:
    18    (1) considerations of the current state of medical research; and
    19    (2) recommendations for temporary  or  permanent  moratoriums  on  the
    20  collection of blood with Lyme and tick-borne related illnesses present.
    21    (ii)  Upon  immediate receipt of such recommendation, the commissioner
    22  shall provide a copy of such to the speaker  of  the  assembly  and  the
    23  temporary president of the senate.
    24    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06812-01-9
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