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Committee: Health Law

Letter to the Food and Drug Administration regarding the regulation of the sale and distribution of electronic cigarettes (July 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Electronic Cigarettes

Surrogate Decision-Making Improvement Acts (June 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Surrogate Decision Making Laws

Report on Governor Cuomo’s proposal to restart the Antonio G. Olivieri Controlled Substances Therapeutic Research Program (February 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Medical Marijuana

Testimony before the NYS Assembly Standing Committee on Health on pending legislation which would authorize and regulate the sale of medical marijuana in New York (December 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Medical Marijuana

Gap analysis of New York law and recommendations regarding implementation of electronic health records in health information exchanges (December 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Electronic Health Records

Report on A.6357-A/S.4406-A which would create a system for the production, distribution and medical use of marijuana for those citizens who would likely benefit from such use (Reissued June 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Medical Marijuana

Updated report on legislation permitting the production, distribution and use of medical marijuana in New York State (February 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Medical Marijuana

Report on A.10039/S.7103 (“Lauren’s Law”) which would increase the opportunities for individuals to enroll in the New York State organ donor registry (Reissued May 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Organ donation

Report on A.7347/S.2774 which would create a system for the production, distribution and medical use of marijuana for those who would likely benefit from such use (February 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Medical Marijuana

Letter to the Department of Health and Human Services regarding visitation rights for same-sex domestic partners and other non-related visitors of hospital patients (Proposed Rules 42 CFR 482.13(h) and 42 CFR 485.635(f) (August 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Hospital Visitation Rights - Domestic Partners

Report on A.7757-A/S.4484.A, A.7610/S.3293, A.7892-A/S.5660 and S.6734 regarding mandatory HIV testing in New York State (Reissued March 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: AIDS/HIV Testing

Report concerning A.6112/S.2844, the Reproductive Health Act (Reissued May 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Reproductive Rights

A.6966/S.4488 Revised Uniform Anatomical Gifts Act (June 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Organ donation

Report supporting S.6210-A which would authorize a health care practitioner to provide antibiotic drugs for the partner of a patient diagnosed with sexually transmitted Chlamydia ( PDF format )
Subject area: Expedited Partner Therapy

Report expressing support for S.5154, The Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, which would help to increase the supply of, and access to, organs for transplantation ( PDF format )
Subject area: Organ donation

Amicus Brief: McKinney v. The Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health, filed in the New York State Court of Appeals, October 2007 ( PDF format )
Subject area: Health Care Facilities

Letter to Stony Brook University Medical School urging it discontinue the use of live dogs in physiology and surgery laboratories on legal, scientific, and ethical grounds ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Experimentation, including Medical Use of Animals

Letter to New York Medical College urging it discontinue the use of live dogs in physiology and surgery laboratories on legal, scientific, and ethical grounds. ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Experimentation, including Medical Use of Animals

Letter to Governor Spitzer highlighting the most critical issues effecting New York's health care system ( PDF format )
Subject area: Health care system

Letter to Governor Elect Spitzer urging that New York State cease its current practice of terminating Medicaid eligibility for individuals incarcerated in state and local correctional facilities ( PDF format )
Subject area: Prisons

Letter to the Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century expressing concern that the forthcoming Commission recommendations ( PDF format )
Subject area: Hospitals

Report on S.3164/A.7729 the Family Health Care Decisions Act (January 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Family Health Care Decisions Act