N.Y. Public Health Law Section 2786
Rules and regulations

  • forms
  • report

1.

The commissioner shall promulgate rules and regulations concerning implementation of this article for health facilities, health care providers and other persons to whom this article is applicable. The commissioner shall also develop standardized model forms to be used for informed consent for HIV related testing and for the release of confidential HIV related information and materials for pre-test counseling as required by subdivision three of § 2781 (HIV related testing)section twenty-seven hundred eighty-one of this article, and for post-test counseling as required by subdivision five of § 2781 (HIV related testing)section twenty-seven hundred eighty-one of this article. Persons, health facilities and health care providers may use forms for informed consent for HIV related testing, and for the release of confidential HIV related information other than those forms developed pursuant to this section, provided they contain information consistent with the standardized model forms developed by the commissioner. All forms developed or used pursuant to this section shall be written in a clear and coherent manner using words with common, everyday meanings. The commissioner, in consultation with the AIDS institute advisory council, shall promulgate regulations to identify those circumstances which create a significant risk of contracting or transmitting HIV infection; provided, however, that such regulations shall not be determinative of any significant risk determined pursuant to paragraph (a) of subdivision four of section twenty-seven hundred eighty-two or section twenty-seven hundred eighty-five of this article.

2.

(a) Each state agency authorized pursuant to this article to obtain confidential HIV related information and the board of correction of the city of New York shall, in consultation with the department of health, promulgate regulations:

(1)

to provide safequards to prevent discrimination, abuse or other adverse actions directed toward protected individuals;

(2)

to prohibit the disclosure of such information except in accordance with this article;

(3)

to seek to protect individuals in contact with the protected individual when such contact creates a significant risk of contracting or transmitting HIV infection through the exchange of body fluids, and

(4)

to establish criteria for determining when it is reasonably necessary for a provider of a health or social service or the state agency or a local government agency to have or to use confidential HIV related information for supervision, monitoring, investigation, or administration and for determining which employees and agents may, in the ordinary course of business of the agency or provider, be authorized to access confidential HIV related information pursuant to the provisions of paragraphs (l) and (m) of subdivision one and subdivision six of § 2782 (Confidentiality and disclosure)section twenty-seven hundred eighty-two of this article; and provided further that such regulations shall be promulgated by the chairperson of the commission of correction where disclosure is made pursuant to paragraphs (n) and (o) of subdivision one of § 2782 (Confidentiality and disclosure)section twenty-seven hundred eighty-two of this article.

(b)

The department of health, in consultation with agencies referred to in paragraph (a) of this subdivision, shall submit a report to the legislature by December first, nineteen hundred eighty-nine, outlining the status and content of such regulations, their effect on the regulated facilities and the protected individuals served by them, the extent to which they conform with current medical and scientific knowledge on the transmissibility of HIV infection, and any recommendations for changes in said regulations.

Source: Section 2786 — Rules and regulations; forms; report, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBH/2786 (updated Dec. 4, 2020; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

Accessed:
Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Dec. 4, 2020

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