Bill Text: NY S01307 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to reporting Lyme and tick-borne disease infection after death to the department of health according to the manner prescribed by the commissioner.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 10-2)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-14 - REFERRED TO HEALTH [S01307 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01307-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          1307
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 14, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by Sens. SERINO, AMEDORE, CARLUCCI, HELMING, JACOBS, LITTLE,
          O'MARA, RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE, SAVINO, SEWARD, TEDISCO  --  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 the reporting of
          lyme and tick-borne disease infection after death
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. Article 27-H of the public health law is amended by adding
     2  a new section 2799 to read as follows:
     3    § 2799. Reporting of  lyme  and  tick-borne  disease  infection  after
     4  death.  If  a  coroner,  pathologist,  medical examiner, or other person
     5  qualified to conduct an examination of a deceased person discovers  that
     6  at  the  time  of  death the individual was afflicted with lyme or other
     7  tick-borne diseases, he or she shall report the  case  promptly  to  the
     8  department according to the manner prescribed by the commissioner.
     9    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    10  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06805-01-9
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