File #: Int 0435-2024    Version: Name: Expanding availability of rapid testing for sexually transmitted infections.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 2/28/2024
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to expanding availability of rapid testing for sexually transmitted infections
Sponsors: Pierina Ana Sanchez, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Lincoln Restler, Amanda Farías, Tiffany Cabán, Julie Menin, Chi A. Ossé, Diana I. Ayala, Farah N. Louis, Carlina Rivera , Yusef Salaam, Gale A. Brewer, Lynn C. Schulman, Shahana K. Hanif, Julie Won, Erik D. Bottcher, James F. Gennaro, Crystal Hudson, Alexa Avilés, Shekar Krishnan, Sandy Nurse, Althea V. Stevens, Chris Banks, Christopher Marte, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Justin L. Brannan, Mercedes Narcisse, Kevin C. Riley
Council Member Sponsors: 28
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to make rapid testing sites for sexually transmitted infections available in at least 4 boroughs of the City. The bill requires that 3 of such sites be operational within 1 year, and that all four sites be operational within 2 years. DOHMH would be required to determine the locations for such rapid testing services and report to the Council on the considerations that went into making such determinations. DOHMH would also be required to conduct an outreach and education campaign to inform communities of the locations and availability of rapid testing services, and would be required to report to the Council annually for 3 years on the availability of rapid testing services throughout the City.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 435-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 435, 3. Int. No. 435, 4. February 28, 2024 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-28-24, 6. Proposed Int. No. 435-A - 6/14/24, 7. Committee Report 6/18/24, 8. Hearing Testimony 6/18/24, 9. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 28, 2024
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6/18/2024*Pierina Ana Sanchez Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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6/18/2024*Pierina Ana Sanchez Committee on Health Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2024*Pierina Ana Sanchez City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2024*Pierina Ana Sanchez City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Proposed Int. No. 435-A

 

By Council Member Sanchez, the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) and Council Members Restler, Farías, Cabán, Menin, Ossé, Ayala, Louis, Rivera, Salaam, Brewer, Schulman, Hanif, Won, Bottcher, Gennaro, Hudson, Avilés, Krishnan, Nurse, Stevens, Banks, Marte, Gutiérrez, Brannan, Narcisse and Riley

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to expanding availability of rapid testing for sexually transmitted infections

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-184.2 to read as follows:

§ 17-184.2 Availability of rapid testing for sexually transmitted infections. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the term “rapid testing” means testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, or HIV utilizing a test that produces results in the same day or within hours.

b. Availability. The department shall make rapid testing sites available in at least 4 boroughs. Three of such sites shall be operational within 1 year after the effective date of the local law that added this section, and the fourth such required site shall be operational within 2 years after the effective date of the local law that added this section. In determining the location of rapid testing sites, the department shall take into consideration community and geographic factors including rates of sexually transmitted infections, availability of other testing services, health equity considerations, and other relevant factors as determined by the department. Upon determining such locations, the commissioner of health and mental hygiene shall provide to the speaker of the council a report detailing the considerations that went into such determination.

c. Outreach. Upon the establishment of any rapid testing site required pursuant to subdivision b of this section, the department shall conduct an education campaign in English and the designated citywide languages as defined in section 23-1101 to inform communities of the locations and availability of rapid testing services.

d. Disclaimer. Nothing in this section shall require the department to provide rapid testing services to a patient for whom the department or the medical provider administering such services does not find such rapid testing to be clinically appropriate.

§ 2. No later than 180 days after the effective date of this local law and annually thereafter for 3 years, the commissioner of health and mental hygiene shall submit a report to the speaker of the council detailing the availability of rapid testing services throughout the 5 boroughs, including services provided directly by the department and through cooperative agreements or contracts with the department.

§ 3. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law.

Session 13

CP/SOS

LS #8373/5571

6/13/24 11 AM

 

Session 12

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LS #8373/5571

1/6/2023 9:32 AM