STATE OF NEW YORK
March 23, 2020
Introduced by Sens. SANDERS, MAY -- read twice and ordered printed, and
when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health -- committee
discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
to said committee -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
AN ACT permitting any uninsured individual to receive free coronavirus
disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, any unin-
2 sured individual, regardless of immigration status shall be eligible for
3 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing at no cost. All information
4 collected pursuant to this act shall be confidential as provided for
5 under state, federal or any other applicable law related to the confi-
6 dential treatment of patient and medical data. Access to such informa-
7 tion shall be limited and used only to the extent that the information
8 is necessary to protect public health.
9 § 2. Funding, within available appropriations, shall be provided for
10 testing pursuant to section one of this act.
11 § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.