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Allows health care practitioners to administer HPV/Hep B Vaccines to minors without parental consent

Location: NY
Title: Allows health care practitioners to administer HPV/Hep B Vaccines to minors without parental consent
Identifier: A2469
Stance: OPPOSE
Action Required: None at this time
Status: Failed to move in the 2017 legislative session

Description:

UPDATE: 7/7/2017 - A2469 failed to move in the 2017 legislative session ended.  However, bills can carry over to 2018 in New York if the sponsor requests it. 

A2469 was introduced on 1/20/2017 and referred to the Assembly Health Committee.  This bill is sponsored by Assembly Member Paulin and cosponsored by GOTTFRIED, DINOWITZ, JAFFEE, ROSENTHAL, STECK, BRONSON, SKARTADOS, FAHY -- Multi-Sponsored  by HEVESI,  JENNE,  PERRY,  RICHARDSON,  SIMON and WRIGHT.
 

This bill would allow a health care practitioner to administer vaccines for sexually transmitted diseases (HPV and Hepatitis B) to a minor without the parent or guardian's consent or knowledge.  This bill was also filed last session, but failed to move. 

NEW SECTION:

A HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER MAY PROVIDE HEALTH CARE RELATED TO  THE PREVENTION  OF A SEXUALLY TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASE, INCLUDING  ADMINISTERING VACCINES, TO A PERSON UNDER  THE  AGE  OF  EIGHTEEN  YEARS  WITHOUT  THE CONSENT  OR  KNOWLEDGE  OF  THE  PARENTS  OR  GUARDIANS  OF SUCH PERSON, PROVIDED THAT THE PERSON HAS CAPACITY TO CONSENT TO  THE  CARE,  WITHOUT REGARD TO THE PERSON'S AGE, AND THE PERSON CONSENTS.

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&leg_video=&bn=A02469&term=2017&Actions=Y&Text=Y - text, status and history