NYC Looks to Amend Law on Communicable Diseases and Mandatory Confinement

July 20, 2022 by Alexa Hornbeck
NYC Looks to Amend Law on Communicable Diseases and Mandatory Confinement
The Manhattan skyline is seen from the observatory of the Empire State Building in New York City on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)

This month Assemblyman Joseph Giglio, R-Gowanda, introduced A.10562, a bill that would amend the state Public Health Law that mandates involuntary confinement of those with a communicable disease or suspected of having a communicable disease.

“This act would ensure that no governmental actor can involuntarily confine patients through executive action or other means in contravention of these statutory procedures and protections,” said Giglio in a written statement.

Alexa can be reached at [email protected]

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