Bill Text: NY S06705 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires the department of public health to develop and disseminate information regarding bone marrow donor programs and authorizes physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners to provide such information to patients.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-09-11 - REFERRED TO RULES [S06705 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S06705-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          6705

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                   September 11, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by Sen. BENJAMIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

        AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  requiring  the
          department  of health to develop and disseminate information regarding
          bone marrow  donor  programs  and  authorizing  physicians,  physician
          assistants  and  nurse  practitioners  to  provide such information to
          patients

          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  4369 to read as follows:
     3    § 4369. Bone marrow registry information. 1.  The  commissioner,  with
     4  the  assistance of the transplant council, shall develop and make avail-
     5  able information regarding bone marrow donation and registries,  includ-
     6  ing  but  not limited to the National Marrow Donor Program "Be The Match
     7  Registry" registry and The  Bone  Marrow  Foundation.  Such  information
     8  shall include, but not be limited to:
     9    (a) the need for bone marrow donations;
    10    (b) patient populations that would benefit from bone marrow donations;
    11    (c) how to join the bone marrow registry; and
    12    (d) how to acquire a free buccal swab kit from a bone marrow registry.
    13    2. The information required by this section shall be made available to
    14  the  public  by the commissioner on the department's website and through
    15  other means determined by the commissioner. The information  shall  also
    16  be  provided by the commissioner to physicians, physician assistants and
    17  nurse practitioners  providing  primary  care  for  dissemination  under
    18  subdivision three of this section.
    19    3.  Each physician, physician assistant and nurse practitioner provid-
    20  ing primary care may inquire of new patients who are eighteen  years  of
    21  age  or  older  and  under  forty-five years of age on their new patient
    22  intake form as to whether the patient is registered with the bone marrow

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08313-03-9

        S. 6705                             2

     1  registry. If the patient states that he or she is  not  registered  with
     2  the  bone  marrow  registry, the physician, physician assistant or nurse
     3  practitioner providing primary care shall provide information  developed
     4  and disseminated by the department regarding the bone marrow registry to
     5  the patient.
     6    §  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
     7  ing the date upon which it shall have become a law. Effective immediate-
     8  ly the addition, amendment and/or  repeal  of  any  rule  or  regulation
     9  necessary  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are
    10  authorized to be made and completed on or before such date.
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