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Bill Would Provide Hepatitis C Testing for More New Yorkers

June 13, 2013

Approximately 50 concerned individuals and members of Vocal New York, an organization that advocates on behalf of low-income persons, attended a rally at the Capitol to support Bill A.1286/S.2750. This legislation would add a new section to the public health law requiring certain health service providers to offer hepatitis C tests to people born between 1945 and 1965. The bill also would require the provider to offer follow-up healthcare or referrals to another provider to persons who test positive. The bill also required the state health commissioner to evaluate the impact of the legislation and report the findings to the governor and legislature. Assembly member Kenneth Zebrowski, (D-New York City) sponsored the bill and Assembly member Joan Millman (D-Brooklyn) co-sponsored it.

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Adapted from:
Legislative Gazette (Albany)
06.11.2013; Richard Moody


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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