STATE OF NEW YORK
2017-2018 Regular Sessions
May 4, 2017
Introduced by M. of A. JONES -- read once and referred to the Committee
AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to including informa-
tion on pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome in the health
care and wellness education and outreach program
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 (n) to read as follows:
3 (n) Pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, a clinical diag-
4 nosis given to children who have a sudden and dramatic onset of neurop-
5 sychiatric symptoms including obsessive compulsive disorder and/or
6 eating disorder, and which may cause affected children to become moody,
7 irritable and anxious, and to have difficulty with schoolwork. Provided
8 that such program shall include an advisory council under this section
9 that shall include representatives of people with pediatric acute-onset
10 neuropsychiatric syndrome and their families and health care providers
11 who specialize in treating such syndrome, among others.
12 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.