A10773 Summary:

SPONSORRules (Lifton)
Amd §2168, Pub Health L
Gives schools improved access to the statewide immunization database.
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A10773 Actions:

07/09/2020referred to health
12/04/2020amend and recommit to health
12/04/2020print number 10773a
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A10773 Committee Votes:

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A10773 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A10773 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
SPONSOR: Rules (Lifton)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to giving schools improved access to the statewide immunization database   PURPOSE: To add schools to the list of entities permitted to access the Statewide Immunization Registry. For efficiency purposes.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Sec. 1) modifies subparagraph (i) of paragraph (d) of subdivision 8 of section 2168 of the public health law to require the department of health to make available to every school, via batch downloading, the immunization records for their own students Sec. 2) states the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Currently, schools that are not school based health-centers are only allowed read-only access to immunization information in the NYSIIS. This means that, in order to update immunization records for a school's students, the school nurse must manually download each student's immuni- zation information, one at a time, from the state system. Each record must then be re-typed into the schools' own database. This consumes valuable, expert staff time and increases the chances of data entry error. If schools were expressly permitted to download sets of immuniza- tion records directly from the statewide system, this would save hours of staff time and free vital members of our school communities to work directly with students rather than complete data entry. It would also reduce the likelihood of clerical errors.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:; New bill.
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A10773 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      July 9, 2020
        Introduced  by  COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Lifton) --
          read once and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to said committee
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the public health law, in relation to giving schools
          improved access to the statewide immunization database

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subparagraph  (i)  of  paragraph  (d) of subdivision 8 of
     2  section 2168 of the public health law, as amended by section 7  of  part
     3  MM of chapter 57 of the laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (i)  schools  for  the  purpose  of  verifying immunization status for
     5  eligibility for admission, for the purpose of confirming a  student  has
     6  been  screened  for  lead  when  enrolling  in child care, pre-school or
     7  kindergarten, and for the provision of appropriate educational materials
     8  developed by the department pursuant to section thirteen hundred  seven-
     9  ty-a  of  this  chapter  on the dangers of lead exposure, and the health
    10  risks associated with elevated blood lead levels to the parents or legal
    11  guardians of the student with an elevated blood lead level, as such term
    12  is defined in subdivision six of section  thirteen  hundred  seventy  of
    13  this  chapter,  as well as information on programs that may be available
    14  to the student and the  parents  or  legal  guardians  of  the  student,
    15  provided  that,  for  every school that has applied for and been granted
    16  access to identifiable registrant information pursuant to this  subdivi-
    17  sion,  the department shall make available the capability to batch down-
    18  load sets of immunization records of only  those  children  under  their
    19  administrative responsibility;
    20    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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