The New York State Legislature will convene in less than a week but is already launching dangerous attacks against fundamental patients’ rights.
Please take a minute or two now to send your legislators a note using the following link: https://p2a.co/57FIh7F
Assembly Bill A-416 must be stopped. There is no question about how severely this legislation would risk turning New York State into a dictatorial police state. It would shred the Oath of Hippocrates that has guided medical ethics for millennia and make a mockery of both the NY State and U.S. Constitutions.
Think we are exaggerating? Here’s what the bill would allow:
If passed it would allow Governor Cuomo to issue orders to:
- Arrest and detain citizens who have or are merely suspected of having COVID-19 (or other infectious disease).
- Arrest and detain citizens who have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 or merely suspected of having COVID-19 (or other infectious disease).
- The detention could last for up to 60 days WITHOUT a court order.
That’s not all.
The bill would allow Governor Cuomo to: “TO REQUIRE AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO OR INFECTED BY A CONTAGIOUS DISEASE TO COMPLETE AN APPROPRIATE, PRESCRIBED COURSE OF TREATMENT, PREVENTIVE MEDICATION OR VACCINATION.”
That’s right. Cuomo and his enforcers could force you, against your will, to take a medical treatment, including a vaccination, if Assembly Bill A416 is adopted. Physicians and patients should together decide what treatments are appropriate. Politicians have no place in the exam room.
Please contact your representatives in the New York legislature ASAP and let them know that these dangerous powers must not be handed to Governor Cuomo, or anyone else for that matter.