N.Y. Social Services Law Section 373-A
Medical histories


Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, to the extent they are available, the medical histories of a child legally freed for adoption or of a child to be placed in foster care and of his or her birth parents, with information identifying such birth parents eliminated, shall be provided by an authorized agency to such child’s prospective adoptive parent or foster parent and upon request to the adoptive parent or foster parent when such child has been adopted or placed in foster care. To the extent they are available, the medical histories of a child in foster care and of his or her birth parents shall be provided by an authorized agency to such child when discharged to his or her own care and upon request to any adopted former foster child; provided, however, medical histories of birth parents shall be provided to an adoptee with information identifying such birth parents eliminated. Such medical histories shall include all available information setting forth conditions or diseases believed to be hereditary, any drugs or medication taken during pregnancy by the child’s birth mother and any other information, including any psychological information in the case of a child legally freed for adoption or when such child has been adopted, or in the case of a child to be placed in foster care or placed in foster care which may be a factor influencing the child’s present or future health. The department shall promulgate and may alter or amend regulations governing the release of medical histories pursuant to this section.

Source: Section 373-A — Medical histories, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/SOS/373-A (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

371
Definitions Unless the context or the subject matter manifestly requires a different interpretation, when used in this article or in any ...
371‑A
Procedure
371‑B
Citizen review panels
372
Records and reports
372‑B
Adoption services
372‑C
Putative father registry
372‑D
Adoption services
372‑E
Adoption applications
372‑F
Statewide adoption service
372‑G
Abandoned infant protection program
372‑H
Reporting on post adoption services
373
Religious faith
373‑A
Medical histories
374
Authority to place out or board out children
374‑A
Interstate compact on the placement of children
374‑B
Authority to operate agency boarding home
374‑C
Authority to operate group homes
374‑D
Authority to operate public institutions for children
374‑E
Authority to place out or board out children with therapeutic foster parents
374‑F
Authority to enter into leases for dwelling units
375
Requirement of certificate or license to board children
376
Certificate to board children and/or minors under age of eighteen years
377
License to board children
378
Form, duration and limitation of certificates and licenses
378‑A
Access to conviction records by authorized agencies
379
Revocation of certificates and licenses
380
Boarding and free homes
381
Maternity homes
382
Responsibility for children without state residence
383
Care and custody of children
383‑A
Immunity from liability for application of the reasonable and prudent parent standard
383‑B
Medical treatment for abused, neglected and destitute children
383‑C
Guardianship and custody of children in foster care
384
Guardianship and custody of children not in foster care
384‑A
Transfer of care and custody of children
384‑B
Guardianship and custody of destitute or dependent children
384‑C
Notice in certain proceedings to fathers of children born out-of-wedlock
385
Orders
386
Visitation
387
Ineligibility for public foster care funds
388
Special charters
389
Penalty for violations
390
Child day care
390‑A
Standards and training for child day care
390‑B
Criminal history review and background clearances of child care providers, generally
390‑C
Notice of pesticide applications
390‑C*2
Additional powers and duties of the office of children and family services
390‑D
Requiring barriers to be placed around swimming pools and bodies of water on the grounds of family day care homes or group family day car...
390‑E
Criminal history review
390‑F
Report on child care insurance
390‑G
Pesticide alternatives
390‑H
Notice requirement before closing certain day care centers
390‑I
Notice of inspection report
390‑J
Performance summary card in a city having a population of one million or more
390‑K
Child care availability taskforce
390‑L
Securing of furniture
390‑M
Window coverings
391
Violation
392
Services for relative and non-relative kinship caregivers
393
Court review of placement in a qualified residential treatment program
393*2
Consideration of blindness during guardianship, custody or adoption proceedings

Accessed:
Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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