New York State proposes medical detention camps

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New York State Assemblyman Noah Nicholas Perry introduced Bill A416 which aims to "amend the public health law, in relation to the removal of cases, contacts and carriers of communicable diseases who are potentially dangerous to the public health". Bill A416 would add a new section 2120-a to the New York State public health law with the following amendment: "Upon determining by clear and convincing evidence that the health of others is or may be endangered by a case, contact or carrier, or suspected case, contact or carrier of a contagious disease that, in the opinion of the governor, after consultation with the commissioner, may pose an imminent and significant threat to the public health resulting in severe morbidity or high mortality, the governor or his or her delegee, including, but not limited to the commissioner or the heads of local health departments, may order the removal and/or detention of such a person or of a group of such persons by issuing a single order identifying such persons either by name or by a reasonably specific description of the individuals or group being detained. Such person or group of persons shall be detained in a medical facility or other appropriate facility or premises designated by the governor or his or her delegee." The contact information for Noah Nicholas Perry: [email protected] 903 Utica Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11203 718-385-3336

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