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A04269 Summary:

COSPNSRTannousis, Palmesano, Miller B, Manktelow, Hawley, Durso, Fitzpatrick, Gandolfo, Giglio JA, Montesano, Ra
Add §2182, Pub Health L
Prohibits a mandatory immunization against the coronavirus.
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A04269 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 1, 2021
        Introduced  by M. of A. SALKA -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Health
        AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  prohibiting  a
          mandatory immunization against the coronavirus
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 2182 of the public health law is renumbered section
     2  2183 and a new section 2182 is added to read as follows:
     3    § 2182. Coronavirus; vaccination. 1. No vaccine used for the  purposes
     4  of  inducing  immunity against coronavirus in humans in this state shall
     5  be made a mandatory immunization.    No  person  shall  be  required  to
     6  receive such vaccine unless such individual chooses to be vaccinated.
     7    2.  No  child  under  the age of eighteen shall be required to receive
     8  such vaccine against coronavirus unless a person in a parental  relation
     9  to  such  child chooses to have the child vaccinated. For the purpose of
    10  this subdivision the term "person in parental relation to a child" shall
    11  mean and include any person who is a parent or legally appointed guardi-
    12  an of a child under the age of eighteen.
    13    3. No incapacitated person shall be required to receive  such  vaccine
    14  against  coronavirus  unless  a person who is the legal guardian of such
    15  incapacitated person chooses to have the incapacitated person  vaccinat-
    16  ed.    For the purposes of this subdivision: (a) the term "incapacitated
    17  person" shall mean any person over the age of eighteen who are unable to
    18  make or communicate decisions affecting their physical  health,  safety,
    19  or  self-care; and  (b) the term "legal guardian" shall mean and include
    20  any person who is over the age of eighteen and designated by an incapac-
    21  itated person prior to incapacitation  as  their  legal  guardian  or  a
    22  person  legally  appointed  by a court as guardian of such incapacitated
    23  person.
    24    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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