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File #: Int 1308-2018    Version: Name: Redacting the name of physicians whose license has been surrendered or revoked from birth certificates.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 12/20/2018
Enactment date: 4/28/2019 Law number: 2019/080
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to redacting the name of physicians whose license has been surrendered or revoked from birth certificates
Sponsors: Mark Levine, Helen K. Rosenthal, Keith Powers , Kalman Yeger , Margaret S. Chin, Donovan J. Richards, Andrew Cohen, Stephen T. Levin, Carlina Rivera , Daniel Dromm , Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Diana Ayala , Justin L. Brannan, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Chaim M. Deutsch, Karen Koslowitz, Antonio Reynoso, Bill Perkins, Deborah L. Rose, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Adrienne E. Adams, Robert F. Holden, Rory I. Lancman, Fernando Cabrera , Vanessa L. Gibson, Brad S. Lander, Alan N. Maisel, Mark Treyger, Ben Kallos, Inez D. Barron
Council Member Sponsors: 31
Summary: This bill would allow an individual to request that the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene redact the name of a physician from a birth record when that physician’s license has been surrendered or revoked by the New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1308-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1308, 3. Int. No. 1308, 4. December 20, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 2/7/19, 6. Hearing Testimony 2/7/19, 7. Hearing Transcript 2/7/19, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1308-A - 3/6/19, 9. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 20, 2018, 10. Committee Report 3/26/19, 11. Hearing Transcript 3/26/19, 12. March 28, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-28-19, 14. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 28, 2019, 15. Int. No. 1308-A (FINAL), 16. Fiscal Impact Statement, 17. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 18. Local Law 80
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4/30/2019AMark Levine City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/28/2019AMark Levine Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/28/2019AMark Levine City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/28/2019AMark Levine City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/26/2019*Mark Levine Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/26/2019*Mark Levine Committee on Health Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/26/2019*Mark Levine Committee on Health Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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2/7/2019*Mark Levine Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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12/20/2018*Mark Levine City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2018*Mark Levine City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1308-A

 

By Council Members Levine, Rosenthal, Powers, Yeger, Chin, Richards, Cohen, Levin, Rivera, Dromm, Cornegy, Ayala, Brannan, Salamanca, Espinal, Deutsch, Koslowitz, Reynoso, Perkins, Rose, Ampry-Samuel, Adams, Holden, Lancman, Cabrera, Gibson, Lander, Maisel, Treyger, Kallos and Barron

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to redacting the name of physicians whose license has been surrendered or revoked from birth certificates

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision a of section 17-169 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new paragraph 3 to read as follows:

3. When the license to practice medicine of an attending physician listed on a given birth record has been surrendered or revoked by the New York state office of professional medical conduct, then upon request by either (i) the person whose birth the record documents, if eighteen years of age or older, or that person’s legal representative or (ii) the parent or legal representative of a person under the age of eighteen whose birth the record documents, the department shall issue a certified copy of the birth record with the identity of such physician redacted. Such request shall be made in the form or manner to be provided or approved by the department. Nothing in this paragraph requires a court order.

§ 2. This local law takes effect on January 1, 2020, except that the commissioner of health and mental hygiene may take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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