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S07170 Summary:

BILL NOS07170A
 
SAME ASSAME AS A08900-A
 
SPONSORSERINO
 
COSPNSRHANNON, AMEDORE, AVELLA, BONACIC, CROCI, HELMING, JACOBS, LARKIN, LITTLE, MARCHIONE, O'MARA, PHILLIPS, RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE, SAVINO, SEWARD, TEDISCO, VALESKY
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add Art 45-B 958, Exec L
 
Establishes a Lyme and tick-borne disease working group to review current best practices for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Lyme and tick-borne diseases.
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S07170 Actions:

BILL NOS07170A
 
01/03/2018REFERRED TO FINANCE
02/16/2018AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
02/16/2018PRINT NUMBER 7170A
05/08/20181ST REPORT CAL.1108
05/09/20182ND REPORT CAL.
05/14/2018ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
06/04/2018PASSED SENATE
06/04/2018DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
06/04/2018referred to governmental operations
06/20/2018substituted for a8900a
06/20/2018ordered to third reading rules cal.408
06/20/2018passed assembly
06/20/2018returned to senate
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S07170 Memo:

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S07170 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         7170--A
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                       (Prefiled)
 
                                     January 3, 2018
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sens.  SERINO,  HANNON, AMEDORE, AVELLA, BONACIC, CROCI,
          HELMING, JACOBS, LARKIN, LITTLE, MARCHIONE, O'MARA, PHILLIPS,  RANZEN-
          HOFER,  RITCHIE,  SAVINO,  SEWARD,  TEDISCO, VALESKY -- read twice and
          ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
          Finance  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
          amended and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to  establishing  a  Lyme
          and tick-borne diseases working group
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new  article  45-B
     2  to read as follows:
     3                                ARTICLE 45-B
     4                 LYME AND TICK-BORNE DISEASES WORKING GROUP
     5  Section 958. Lyme and tick-borne diseases working group.
     6    §  958. Lyme and tick-borne diseases working group. 1. There is hereby
     7  created in the executive department a Lyme and tick-borne diseases work-
     8  ing group consisting of the:
     9    (a) commissioner of health;
    10    (b) commissioner of the office of mental health;
    11    (c) commissioner of environmental conservation;
    12    (d) superintendent of financial services, who shall serve  ex  officio
    13  and who may designate representatives to act on their behalf; and
    14    (e) six additional members to be appointed by the governor.
    15    2.  The governor shall also appoint eight members to the working group
    16  on the recommendation of the legislative leaders as follows:
    17    (a) the temporary  president  of  the  senate  shall  recommend  three
    18  members;
    19    (b) the speaker of the assembly shall recommend three members;
    20    (c) the minority leader of the senate shall recommend one member; and
    21    (d) the minority leader of the assembly shall recommend one member.
    22    3.  Members  appointed  to the working group shall include, but not be
    23  limited to, at least one of each of the following,  each  of  whom  must
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13892-05-8

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     1  have  experience  working  with  issues  related  to Lyme and tick-borne
     2  diseases:
     3    (a) an infectious disease specialist;
     4    (b) a general practitioner;
     5    (c) a mental health practitioner;
     6    (d) an entomologist;
     7    (e) an epidemiologist;
     8    (f) a representative of health insurance providers; and
     9    (g) a representative of a tick-borne disease advocacy organization.
    10    4. The commissioner of health shall serve, ex officio, as the chair of
    11  the  working  group,  and the governor shall designate the vice chair of
    12  the working group. In appointing members of the working group,  appoint-
    13  ing  authorities  shall  ensure that such members, as a group, represent
    14  diverse scientific perspectives relevant to the duties  of  the  working
    15  group. The members of the working group, except those who serve ex offi-
    16  cio,  shall  be  allowed their actual and necessary expenses incurred in
    17  the performance of their duties under this article but shall receive  no
    18  additional compensation for services rendered pursuant to this article.
    19    5.  The working group, on call of the chair, shall meet at least twice
    20  each year and at such other times as may be necessary. The working group
    21  may establish quorum requirements and other rules and procedures regard-
    22  ing conduct of its meetings and other affairs.
    23    6. The working group shall have the following powers and  responsibil-
    24  ities:
    25    (a)  review  current  best  practices for the diagnosis, treatment and
    26  prevention of Lyme and tick-borne diseases, as well as  any  reports  or
    27  recommendations  from  the  twenty-first  century  workgroup for disease
    28  elimination and reduction, pursuant to section two hundred sixty-six  of
    29  the public health law;
    30    (b) provide recommendations including, but not limited to:
    31    (i)  improvements  to  the delivery of care for patients and suspected
    32  patients of Lyme and tick-borne diseases, particularly those from endem-
    33  ic areas of the state;
    34    (ii) collaborations among county  departments  of  health  to  promote
    35  effective  strategies  to combat Lyme and tick-borne diseases, including
    36  best practices for prevention and reporting;
    37    (iii) interagency collaborations to streamline state efforts to combat
    38  the spread of Lyme and tick-borne diseases;
    39    (iv) identifying opportunities to collaborate with the federal govern-
    40  ment, non-profit entities, or private organizations on projects address-
    41  ing these diseases;
    42    (v) data collection and reporting requirements of Lyme and  tick-borne
    43  disease,  including  but not limited to, those for healthcare providers;
    44  and
    45    (vi) any other regulations or guidelines  concerning  Lyme  and  tick-
    46  borne diseases; and
    47    (c)  prepare  and  issue  a report on the working group's findings and
    48  recommendations by May first, two thousand nineteen to the governor, the
    49  temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly.
    50    7. If any appointments to the working group  are  not  made  by  April
    51  fifteenth,  two thousand nineteen, then the working group may proceed to
    52  meet and fulfill its responsibilities, pursuant to  paragraphs  two  and
    53  three of this section, without such appointees.
    54    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    55  have become a law.
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