N.Y. Public Health Law Section 2783
Penalties

  • immunities

1.

Any person who shall:

(a)

perform, or permit or procure the performance of, an HIV related test in violation of § 2781 (HIV related testing)section twenty-seven hundred eighty-one of this article; or

(b)

disclose, or compel another person to disclose, or procure the disclosure of, confidential HIV related information in violation of § 2782 (Confidentiality and disclosure)section twenty-seven hundred eighty-two of this article; shall be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed five thousand dollars for each occurrence. Such penalty may be recovered in the same manner as the penalty provided in § 12 (Violations of health laws or regulations)section twelve of this chapter.

2.

Any person who willfully commits an act enumerated in subdivision one of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to the penalties provided in section twelve-b of this chapter.

3.

There shall be no criminal sanction or civil liability on the part of, and no cause of action for damages shall arise against any physician, his or her employer, or a physician’s designated agent, or health facility or health care provider with which the physician is associated, or public health officer, on account of:

(a)

the failure to disclose confidential HIV related information to a contact or person authorized pursuant to law to consent to health care for a protected individual; or

(b)

the disclosure of confidential HIV related information to a contact or person authorized pursuant to law to consent to health care for a protected individual, when carried out in compliance with this article; or

(c)

the disclosure of confidential HIV related information to any person, agency, or officer authorized to receive such information, when carried out in good faith and without malice, and in compliance with the provisions of this article; or

(d)

the municipal health commissioner or district health officer’s failure to notify contacts pursuant to this chapter.

4.

Any cause of action to recover damages based on a failure to provide information, explanations, or counseling prior to the execution of a written informed consent, or based on a lack of informed consent in the ordering or performance of an HIV related test in violation of this article shall be governed by the provisions of § 2805-D (Limitation of medical, dental or podiatric malpractice action based on lack of informed consent)section two thousand eight hundred five-d of this chapter.

Source: Section 2783 — Penalties; immunities, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBH/2783 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

Accessed:
Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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