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A09604 Summary:

BILL NOA09604
 
SAME ASSAME AS S08937
 
SPONSORGottfried
 
COSPNSRSayegh, Gonzalez-Rojas, Reyes, Hevesi, Rosenthal L, Quart
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §2504, Pub Health L
 
Permits runaways and homeless youth under the age of 18 who are receiving approved crisis or support services to consent to medical, dental, health and hospital services.
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A09604 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9604
 
SPONSOR: Gottfried
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to enabling certain persons to consent for certain medical, dental, health and hospital services   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To authorize homeless and runaway youth to consent to their medical, dental, health, and hospital care.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends Public Health Law section 2504 subdivision 1 by adding runaway and homeless youth, as defined in Executive Law section 532-a, and youth receiving services at an approved runaway and homeless youth crisis services program or a transitional independent living support program, as defined in Executive Law section 532-a, to the statute allowing individuals to consent to their own medical, dental, health and hospital care. Section 2 is the effective date: ninety days after it becomes a law.   JUSTIFICATION: Current law generally requires parental consent for minors to receive health care unless the minor is married or has a child. The need for parental consent can be a huge barrier to accessing health care, espe- cially for minors who are homeless or who feel unsafe in their homes and have run away. This bill enables individuals who meet the definitions of "homeless youth" and "runaway youth", or who receive services at an approved runaway and homeless youth crisis services program or transi- tional independent living support program to consent to their own health care.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
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A09604 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          9604
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     March 25, 2022
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Health
 
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  enabling  certain
          persons  to  consent  for certain medical, dental, health and hospital
          services
 
          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 2504 of the public health law, as
     2  added by chapter 769 of the laws of 1972, is amended to read as follows:
     3    1. Any person who is eighteen years of age or older, or is the  parent
     4  of  a child or has married, or is a runaway or homeless youth as defined
     5  in section five hundred thirty-two-a of the executive law,  or  receives
     6  services  at  an  approved  runaway  and  homeless youth crisis services
     7  program or a transitional independent living support program as  defined
     8  in  section  five  hundred  thirty-two-a  of the executive law, may give
     9  effective consent for medical, dental, health and hospital services  for
    10  [himself  or herself] themself, and the consent of no other person shall
    11  be necessary.
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    13  have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
    14  repeal  of  any  rule  or regulation necessary for the implementation of
    15  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made  and  completed
    16  on or before such effective date.
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD15189-01-2
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