Bill Text: NY A02998 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Authorizes expedited partner therapy for certain sexually transmitted infections.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-4)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-25 - substituted by s1799 [A02998 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A02998-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 28, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BICHOTTE,  GUNTHER,  DILAN,  STECK,  WEPRIN,
          McDONOUGH,  DAVILA  --  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ARROYO, CROUCH,
          FINCH -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to authorizing  expe-
          dited partner therapy for certain sexually transmitted infections
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 2312 of the public health law, as added by  chapter
     2  577 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
     3    §  2312. Expedited partner therapy for chlamydia trachomatis infection
     4  and other sexually transmitted infections.  1. Notwithstanding any other
     5  provision of law and consistent with section two thousand three  hundred
     6  five  of this title, a health care practitioner (who is authorized under
     7  title eight of the education law to diagnose  and  prescribe  drugs  for
     8  sexually  transmitted chlamydia trachomatis infection and other sexually
     9  transmitted infections, acting within his or her lawful scope  of  prac-
    10  tice)   who  diagnoses  a  sexually  transmitted  chlamydia  trachomatis
    11  infection or other  sexually  transmitted  infection  in  an  individual
    12  patient   may   prescribe,   dispense,  furnish,  or  otherwise  provide
    13  prescription antibiotic drugs for the  sexually  transmitted  infections
    14  for  which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the
    15  use of expedited partner therapy to that  patient's  sexual  partner  or
    16  partners without examination of that patient's partner or partners.
    17    2. A health care practitioner who reasonably and in good faith renders
    18  expedited  partner therapy in accordance with this section and following
    19  the rules and regulations promulgated by the commissioner shall  not  be
    20  subject  to  civil or criminal liability or be deemed to have engaged in
    21  unprofessional conduct.
    22    3. The commissioner shall promulgate rules and regulations  concerning
    23  the  implementation  of  this  section  and shall also develop forms for
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        A. 2998                             2
     1  patients and their partners explaining expedited partner therapy  for  a
     2  chlamydia   trachomatis   infection    and  other  sexually  transmitted
     3  infections for which the Centers  for  Disease  Control  and  Prevention
     4  recommends  the  use  of expedited partner therapy.  Such forms shall be
     5  written in a clear and coherent manner using words with common, everyday
     6  meanings.
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
     8  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.