Issues: Health Care

Senate Approves Nurse Practitioners To Sign Death Certificates

The NYS Senate passed legislation (S.2969) this week permitting the nearly 13,000 certified nurse practitioners from across the state to sign death certificates ensuring the delivery of appropriate and medically-accurate postmortem care.

The legislation, sponsored by Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn), gives nurse practitioners the authority and responsibility to complete death certificates in the same manner as physicians, medical examiners and coroners.

January 24, 2010
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Census 2010 PSA

A public service announcement about the 2010 Census.

January 15, 2010
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Relief for Victims of Earthquake in Haiti

After the devastation caused by the massive earthquake in Haiti, large numbers of people within the country are in desperate need of assistance.  I am urging all of you to contribute to  relief efforts by clicking on the link below and contribute to one of the ogranizations listed.  Our thoughts go out to all of those that were affected by these events and the families and loved ones within our communities.

http://statenislandusa.com/pdf/Haiti_Charities.pdf

January 13, 2010
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H1N1 FLU VACCINATION PROGRAM

On Friday, January 29th, I will be hosting an H1N1 Flu vaccination program with the assistance of the Nassau Health Care Corporation.At this event free H1N1 (swine flu) vaccinations will be available. The event will be held between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. in the Rockville Centre Recreation Center located at 111 North Oceanside Road in Rockville Centre.If you have any questions, please call my office at (516) 766-8383.

January 29, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Senate Investigations Committee to Hold Hearing On Medicaid Inspector General's Office

 

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, will be holding a hearing on the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General's efforts to crack down on fraud within the Medicaid System.

January 7, 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Tom Duane In The Neighborhood on Primary Health Care

Senator Duane speaks with Catherine Abate of The Community Healthcare Network and Wendy Stark of Callen-Lorde Community Health Center for an episode of "Tom Duane In The Neighborhood" in which they discuss the challenges, benefits and future of primary health care in New York State.  

January 4, 2010
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Enrollment Awareness Event

Participants listening to a lecture on health care issue at the Enrollment Awareness Event at the AMICO senior center. 

December 10, 2009
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Medical Malpractive Focus of Senate Hearing

State Senator Betty Little listens to the response of a question she posed during a New York State Senate hearing about medical malpractice reform.  While the health care debate continues in Washington, D.C., Little and her colleagues are examining ways to control health care costs in New York State.

Little is pictured next to Sen. Neil Breslin of Albany during the December 1 hearing in the state Capital.

 

December 8, 2009
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Sen. Duane Announces Public Roundtable on Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Thomas K. Duane, Chair

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

NOTICE OF PUBLIC ROUNDTABLE

November 30, 2009
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THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL'S WEEKLY FLU UPDATE

Visit the Center for Disease Control's weekly seasonal flu update at:  http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/ 

Visit the New York State Department of Health's flu information webpage at:  http://www.nyhealth.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/h1n1/

November 24, 2009
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SENATE PASSES LANDMARK CONSUMER PROTECTION BILL

Legislation Safeguards Seniors Entering into Life Settlement Insurance Arrangements

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) today announced passage of legislation, S.3655A (Breslin), to protect individuals who, for various reasons, choose to sell their life insurance policies.

November 17, 2009
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NYS SENATE UPSTATE CAUCUS AND LONG ISLAND DELEGATION STAND FIRM ON DRP POSITIONS: Upstate, Long Island Coalition Stands to Protect Schools & Constituents from Haphazard Cuts

In light of their shared concern on Upstate and Suburban property taxes, healthcare and education, the Senate Majority Upstate Caucus (Senators Aubertine, Chair; Breslin; Stachowski; Thompson; Valesky) has partnered with the Senators from Long Island, Senators Brian X Foley and Craig Johnson to steer DRP negotiations sensitive to the anticipated impact of the Governor’s proposed cuts throughout Upstate and Long Island.

November 16, 2009
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Senator Schneiderman Discusses "Ian's Law" on MSNBC

Senator Eric T. Schneiderman appeared on MSNBC's "Countdown" program to discuss "Ian's Law."

November 9, 2009
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Protecting Patients From Insurance Abuses: Groundbreaking Legislation

 ‘Ian’s Law’ Bars Insurance Companies from Denying Care to Patients

 

November 4, 2009
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Senator Savino sponsors free screenings and funding for women's health

(Brooklyn) – On Thursday October 22, women in Brooklyn received free mammograms from an event sponsored by Senator Diane J. Savino in conjunction with the American-Italian cancer foundation.  In addition, Senator Savino also announced that she had secured capital funding for future digital technology for the foundation.

November 2, 2009
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Halloween Bash

Join us on October 30, 2009 for a spooktacular Halloween celebration at the Cromwell Recreation Center.  Free cady bags, a costume contest and a haunted house are provided for children.  Also, for parents  information on Free or Affordable Health care for children & adults.  Please refer to the attached pdf file for more information.

October 30, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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October 29, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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