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A09633 Summary:

Amd §2171, Pub Health L
Relates to hepatitis C screening testing.
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A09633 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 28, 2022
        Introduced by M. of A. ZEBROWSKI, GOTTFRIED -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Health
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  health  law, in relation to hepatitis C
          screening testing
          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 2171 of the public health law, as
     2  added by chapter 425 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
     3    1. Every individual born between the years of nineteen hundred  forty-
     4  five  and  nineteen  hundred sixty-five or between the years of nineteen
     5  hundred eighty and two thousand who receives health services as an inpa-
     6  tient in a general hospital defined in subdivision ten of section  twen-
     7  ty-eight  hundred  one  of  this  chapter  or  who receives primary care
     8  services in an outpatient department of such hospital or in a diagnostic
     9  and treatment center licensed under article twenty-eight of this chapter
    10  or from a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner providing
    11  primary care shall be offered a hepatitis C screening test or  hepatitis
    12  C  diagnostic  test  unless  the health care practitioner providing such
    13  services reasonably believes that:
    14    (a) the individual is being treated for a life threatening  emergency;
    15  or
    16    (b) the individual has previously been offered or has been the subject
    17  of  a hepatitis C screening test (except that a test shall be offered if
    18  otherwise indicated); or
    19    (c) the individual lacks capacity to consent to a hepatitis C  screen-
    20  ing test.
    21    §  2.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
    22  the amendments to section 2171 of the public health law made by  section
    23  one  of  this  act shall not affect the repeal of such section and shall
    24  expire and be deemed repealed therewith.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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