Bill Text: NY S05506 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Includes the HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 viruses to the public health department's health care and wellness education and outreach program.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-03 - REFERRED TO HEALTH [S05506 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S05506-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                       May 3, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- 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  HTLV-1  and
          HTLV-2 viruses
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 207 of the public  health  law  is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph (p) to read as follows:
     3    (p)  The  diagnosis,  treatment  and  prevention of HTLV-1 and HTLV-2,
     4  including information and assistance on where to find community  support
     5  services,  support groups, respite, and care management. In instances in
     6  which viral typing is possible, educational materials  shall  direct  to
     7  virus  specific community support services, support groups, respite, and
     8  care management as HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 are two different retroviruses with
     9  differing epidemiologies and  disease  associations  requiring  specific
    10  recommendations for persons infected with HTLV-1 or HTLV-2. Such materi-
    11  als shall be made available to clinics that specialize in sexually tran-
    12  smitted  diseases, health care facilities, and department of corrections
    13  and community supervision  facilities.  All  information  and  materials
    14  shall be maintained and updated to reflect best practice recommendations
    15  and  shall be culturally and linguistically appropriate for the communi-
    16  ties the materials are made available to.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
    18  it shall have become a law.  Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
    19  ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
    20  tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be  made  and
    21  completed on or before such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.