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File #: Int 2140-2020    Version: * Name: Requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to report response times for COVID-19 testing sites, and providing for the repeal of such provision upon the expiration thereof.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction
On agenda: 10/29/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to report response times for COVID-19 testing sites, and providing for the repeal of such provision upon the expiration thereof
Sponsors: Mark Levine, Ben Kallos, Farah N. Louis, Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (“DOHMH”) to share expected average turnaround times for test results at public COVID-19 diagnostic testing sites. DOHMH would be required to post the information online, and update the information weekly.
Indexes: Sunset Date Applies
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2140, 2. Int. No. 2140, 3. October 29, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-29-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 29, 2020

Int. No. 2140

 

By Council Members Levine, Kallos, Louis and Chin

 

A Local Law in relation to requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to report response times for COVID-19 testing sites, and providing for the repeal of such provision upon the expiration thereof

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

COVID-19. The term “COVID-19” means the disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

Department. The term “department” means the department of health and mental hygiene.

b. COVID-19 test result response times. The department shall post conspicuously on the department’s website the expected average wait time for COVID-19 diagnostic test results at each site where such testing is available to the general public. Such posting shall begin one week after the effective date of this local law, and the information posted shall be updated weekly thereafter.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately and expires and is deemed repealed 2 years after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

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