Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Prohibiting Ambulance and First Response Service Providers from Disclosing Private Patient Information to Third Parties for Marketing Purposes

Posted to Applied Web NY on Mon, 10/07/2019 - 11:16

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation (S.4119/A.230) prohibiting ambulance and first response service providers from disclosing or selling private patient information to third parties for marketing purposes. Under prior law, emergency response providers could sell information that identifies an individual patient such as addresses and phone numbers, prescriptions and medical history. The new law prohibits the disclosure of such information to third parties, except to healthcare providers, the patient's insurer and parties acting under appropriate legal authority.