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A07671 Summary:

BILL NOA07671
 
SAME ASSAME AS S06029
 
SPONSORZebrowski
 
COSPNSRGottfried
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 3, Chap 425 of 2013
 
Extends the repeal date for hepatitis C testing offered in hospitals.
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A07671 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A7671
 
SPONSOR: Zebrowski
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 425 of the laws of 2013, amending the public health law relating to requiring hospitals to offer hepatitis C testing, in relation to the effectiveness thereof   PURPOSE: To provide increased opportunities for patients to be tested for hepati- tis C, so they can seek appropriate treatment if needed.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would extend the sunset provisions in Chapter 425 of the Laws of 2013 for an additional six years, until January 1, 2026. Chapter 425 of the Laws of 2013 established a testing and referral requirement for hepatitis C in hospitals for individuals born between 1945 and 1965 unless the individual is being treated for a life threatening emergency or has previously been offered or tested or they lack the ability to consent. It also provides that should a screening test be positive or reactive, the provider shall offer follow-up health care including a hepatitis C diagnostic test or refer the individual to a provider who can.   JUSTIFICATION: This bill would continue an important practice that requires hospitals to offer hepatitis C testing. According to the CDC, there is an esti- mated 3.5 million Americans infected with hepatitis C and roughly half of them are unaware of their condition. There have been great advances over the past few years in treatments for hepatitis C and it is impor- tant that individuals are aware of their condition. By continuing this practice, which provides additional testing opportunities, this legis- lation will ensure that more individuals living with hepatitis C become aware of their status and seek available treatment.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New legislation.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None noted.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A07671 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          7671
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      May 14, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ZEBROWSKI  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Health
 
        AN ACT to amend chapter 425 of the laws of  2013,  amending  the  public
          health  law relating to requiring hospitals to offer hepatitis C test-
          ing, in relation to the effectiveness thereof

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1. Section 3 of chapter 425 of the laws of 2013, amending the
     2  public health law relating to requiring hospitals to offer  hepatitis  C
     3  testing, is amended to read as follows:
     4    §  3. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
     5  ing the date on which it shall have become a law and shall expire and be
     6  deemed repealed January 1, [2020]  2026;  provided,  however,  that  the
     7  commissioner  of  health  is  authorized  to adopt rules and regulations
     8  necessary to implement this act prior to such effective date.
     9    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11520-01-9
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