Bill Text: NY S06247 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Permits the redaction of certain physician's names on birth certificates when such physician's license to practice medicine has been surrendered or revoked by the office of professional medical conduct.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-29 - REFERRED TO HEALTH [S06247 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S06247-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          6247

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      May 29, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  Sen. KRUEGER -- 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  redaction  of
          certain physician's names on birth certificates

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
     2  4134-a to read as follows:
     3    §  4134-a. Birth certificate; listed physician. 1. When the license to
     4  practice medicine of an attending physician listed on a birth record has
     5  been surrendered or  revoked  by  the  office  of  professional  medical
     6  conduct,  and  upon  request  by  either  (i) the person whose birth the
     7  record documents, if eighteen years of age or older,  or  that  person's
     8  legal  representative  or  (ii)  the parent or legal representative of a
     9  person under the age of eighteen whose birth the record  documents,  the
    10  department  shall  issue  a  certified copy of the birth record with the
    11  identity of such physician redacted.
    12    2. Such request shall be made in the form or manner to be provided  or
    13  approved by the department.
    14    3.  Nothing  in  this  section shall be construed as requiring a court
    15  order to authorize the redaction of a physician's name pursuant to  this
    16  section.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11326-01-9
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