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A10129 Summary:

SPONSORRosenthal L
Amd §2500-a, Pub Health L
Requires cytomegalovirus screening for every newborn by administration of a urine polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.
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A10129 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     April 29, 2022
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Health
        AN ACT to amend public health law, in relation to requiring  cytomegalo-
          virus screening for every newborn
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph (h) of subdivision 1 of  section  2500-a  of  the
     2  public  health  law,  as  amended by chapter 730 of the laws of 2021, is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    (h) [With regard to any  newborn  infant  who  is  identified  as,  or
     5  suspected  of,  having  a  hearing impairment as a result of a screening
     6  conducted pursuant to section  twenty-five  hundred-g  of  this  title,]
     7  Cytomegalovirus  using a urine polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test [for
     8  cytomegalovirus, unless the  parent  of  the  infant  objects  thereto];
     9  provided that if the commissioner determines that another test for cyto-
    10  megalovirus  is  diagnostically  equivalent  to or better than the urine
    11  polymerase chain reaction test,  the  commissioner  may,  by  regulation
    12  under this section, allow or require the use of that other test.
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    14  it  shall  have  become a law; provided, however, that if chapter 730 of
    15  the laws of 2021 shall not have taken effect on or before such date then
    16  section one of this act shall take effect on the same date  and  in  the
    17  same  manner as such chapter of the laws of 2021 takes effect. Effective
    18  immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or  regu-
    19  lation  necessary  for  the  implementation of this act on its effective
    20  date are authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective
    21  date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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