Issues: Health

Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health  Senator Kemp Hannon, Chair  12 Noon, Tuesday, June 2, 2015  Room 124 CAP

June 2, 12:00 PM - 12:05 PM
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Senate Passes Legislation to Increase Access to Dental Care In Underserved Communities

Measure would add dental services to the “Doctors Across New York” program

 

ALBANY – Untreated oral diseases which can lead to serious health consequences and even life threatening medical emergencies, and a severe shortage of dentists in underserved areas, are the target of the “Dentists Across New York” legislation authored by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) that recently passed the State Senate.

 

May 28, 2015
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Senator Valesky Hosts Community Resources Fair

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) is hosting a Community Resources Fair on Thursday, June 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to raise awareness of the many community services available through various governmental and nonprofit organizations. The agencies listed below will have tables at the fair and provide important information on health care and health insurance, financial planning for college, emergency preparedness and fire safety, family planning, housing, voting, small business development, veterans services, and more, as well as offer giveaways. A representative from the Office of the State Comptroller will assist attendees with Unclaimed Funds searches.

May 28, 2015
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TAKING CAUTION DURING TICK SEASON

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column 

May 24, 2015
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Senator Sets Forth Legislative Effort to Improve Child Protective Servcies

OCFS asked to review records for any calls prior to the death of Nayla Hodnett

 

ALBANY – With the perpetrator still at-large following a year-long investigation into the tragic passing of Nayla Hodnett, Senator Catharine M. Young (R,C,I-Olean) is doing her part to help raise awareness about the case and bring new details to light.

 

In a letter to the Acting Commissioner of the State’s Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Senator Young has asked Commissioner Sheila Poole to review the records of the State’s Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment regarding allegations or incidents of possible abuse to Nayla prior to her passing.

 

May 22, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health  Senator Kemp Hannon, Chair  12 Noon, Thursday, May 28, 2015  Room 124 CAP

May 28, 12:00 PM - 12:10 PM
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State Senator Gustavo Rivera Passes Legislation In The Senate To Ban Smoking Near After-School Programs

Legislation Inspired by Local Bronx After-School Program Passes in the State Senate

Bronx, NY - State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx), the ranking member of the State Senate Health Committee, announced the passage of bill S.993A in the State Senate. The legislation, which was introduced at the urging of an after-school program located in Senator Rivera's district, would ban smoking tobacco products in and around after-school programs.

May 20, 2015
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RECORD 10,000 TIRES COLLECTED IN LAST WEEKEND’S DROP-OFF EVENTS

Senator Ritchie’s Effort is Cleaning Up Roadsides, Protecting Public 

More than 10,000 waste tires were removed from area backyards and roadsides during last weekend’s free disposal events sponsored by Senator Patty Ritchie in Oswego and St. Lawrence Counties.

It’s the most ever collected during the one-day events, made possible through special State Budget funding secured by Senator Ritchie. Over three years, Senator Ritchie’s efforts have resulted in the removal of more than 30,000 waste tires from area communities.

“Waste tires along roadsides and in backyards are not only unsightly, they can be a cause for spreading disease because mosquitoes love to breed in the standing water that collects inside them,” Senator Richie said. “With proper disposal, we are cleaning up our roadsides and communities, protecting the environment and preventing disease.”

May 15, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES BILL TO CONTINUE HELPING GROUND ZERO WORKERS SUFFERING FROM SEPTEMBER 11th RELATED HEALTH ISSUES

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed a bill to continue the September 11th Worker Protection Task Force Act for another five years and help those who have been afflicted with a disability as a result of working at the World Trade Center and other sites. The bill (S4711) would enable the Task Force to continue its work past the current authorization date of June 10, 2015.

May 15, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES BILL TO CONTINUE HELPING GROUND ZERO WORKERS SUFFERING FROM SEPTEMBER 11th RELATED HEALTH ISSUES

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed a bill to continue the September 11th Worker Protection Task Force Act for another five years and help those who have been afflicted with a disability as a result of working at the World Trade Center and other sites. The bill (S4711) would enable the Task Force to continue its work past the current authorization date of June 10, 2015.

May 15, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health  Senator Kemp Hannon, Chair  12 Noon, Tuesday, May 19, 2015  Room 124 CAP

Printed No.

Sponsor

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738

Griffo

An act to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing certain substances as banned substances

May 19, 12:00 PM - 12:06 PM
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NYSUT Nurses Luncheon & Conference

(Albany - May 12th) Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins gave remarks to NYSUT Nurses about the value of the work they do as healthcare professionals at their annual luncheon and conference. Click here to see the Leader speak.

May 14, 2015
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Senate Passes Legislation Allowing Customers to Bring Dogs Into Outdoor Dining Areas

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S4327), sponsored by Senator Kemp Hannon (R, Nassau), that would change the state health law to allow food service establishments to offer their customers the abili

May 13, 2015
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Senate Passes Bill to Continue Helping Ground Zero Workers Suffering From September 11th Related Health Issues

The New York State Senate today passed a bill to continue the September 11th Worker Protection Task Force Act for another five years and help those who have been afflicted with a disability as a result of working at the World Trade Center and other sites.

May 13, 2015
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Sen. Ortt's Week in Review

Sen. Ortt recaps some of the events he took part in earlier this month and the issues he's working on in Albany.

 

May 13, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON HONORS FDNY WITH SENATE RESOLUTION CELEBRATING 150TH ANNIVERSARY

Squadron: FDNY Represents The Best Of New York

ALBANY – State Senator Daniel Squadron honored the New York City Fire Department today with a Senate resolution celebrating its 150th Anniversary. Senator Squadron’s resolution unanimously passed the New York State Senate.

May 12, 2015
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RITCHIE TEAMS WITH OSWEGO COUNTY SCHOOLS TO ‘FIGHT THE BITE’

Students and Families Recruited in Latest Effort to Raise Awareness and Stop EEE 

State Senator Patty Ritchie is once again teaming with Oswego County health officials and educators to raise awareness and help fight the deadly mosquito-borne disease, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or EEE.

This week, Senator Ritchie distributed more than 20,000 EEE educational flyers to all nine Oswego County school districts. The flyers contain information about EEE and ways that residents can protect themselves, and was created in cooperation with Oswego County’s Health Department and the family of Maggie Sue Wilcox, the little New Haven girl who died in 2011 after being bitten by an infected mosquito.

May 12, 2015
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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month ~ Read more from the Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month.

Find out more from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HERE.

Senator O'Mara continues to serve as a member of the Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases.

May 11, 2015
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EIGHT HONORED WITH ‘LIBERTY AWARDS’ FOR HELPING PREVENT ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY HEALTH CARE EMERGENCY

Community Sprang Into Action to Avert Possible Rabies Outbreak

State Senator Patty Ritchie today honored eight St. Lawrence County residents with the prestigious New York State Senate Liberty Medal for their work to stop a major health emergency, after a farmer and other members of the local Amish community were exposed to a rabid horse.

The eight, including a veterinarian, several county public health workers, concerned community volunteers, and employees of a regional farmer cooperative with deep ties to area Amish, all played key and potentially lifesaving roles in identifying and locating individuals in the normally isolated community who could have been exposed to rabies, and required preventive treatment.

May 8, 2015
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REMINDER: RITCHIE TO HOST FREE WASTE TIRE DISPOSAL EVENTS SATURDAY IN OSWEGO AND ST. LAWRENCE COUNTIES

State Senator Patty Ritchie is reminding residents of St. Lawrence and Oswego Counties that she will be hosting a second round of free waste tire disposal events on Saturday, May 9th from 8:00 a.m. to noon. 

The events are part of an ongoing effort by Senator Ritchie and local community leaders to clean up our region, eliminate breeding ground for mosquitoes that could spread diseases—like Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or EEE—and protect the environment.  The disposal events are funded through special grants that Senator Ritchie secured in the State Budget to help “Fight the Bite” and prevent EEE and other mosquito-borne diseases.

May 8, 2015
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