Issues: Health

Senate Passes Measure to Reduce Medicaid Fraud

The New York State Senate today passed a bill that implements a recommendation of the Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud and increases the prosecution of Medicaid waste and abuse while also bringing significant savings to the state and counties. Medicaid fraud is a significant cost to the state and this legislation (S.594), sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R, Merrick), helps increase cost recoveries by allowing the state’s Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) to assist local district attorneys in prosecutions of Medicaid provider fraud. 

June 6, 2011
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Public Hearing: To consider legislation criminalizing the improper transfer and inappropriate possession of non-controlled substances and the subsequent effects on Medicaid expenditures and public health

Joint–Senate Standing Committee on Health and Senate Standing Committee on Codes Chair: Senator Kemp Hannon Chair: Senator Stephen Saland Public Hearing: To consider legislation criminalizing the improper transfer andinappropriate possession of non-controlled substances and the subsequenteffects on Medicaid expenditures and public health Place: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York Time: 12:30 –3:00 P.M. Contact: Caitlin McGowan (518) 455-2200 or Caroline Chauvin (518) 455-2411Media Contact: Lauren Brookmeyer (516) 739-1700 or Carol Wilber (518) 828-1529 / Wilber@nysenate.gov ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

June 7, 12:30 PM - 2:06 PM
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Senator Serrano Brings the Mammogram Scan Van to Roosevelt Island!

State Senator José M. Serrano and the Project Renewal Scan Van Program today offered free Mammogram Screenings for eligible women in Roosevelt Island!“As community leaders it is not only our duty to encourage early detection, but to make it easier for our constituents to take advantage of the resources available. Getting a mammogram can be very costly- particularly for uninsured women, so we've been bringing the Scan Van to local residents so that they can benefit from the screenings free of charge.

June 3, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Kemp Hannon, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, June 7, 2011 Room 124 CAP

June 7, 12:00 PM - 12:14 PM
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Griffo Bill to Exempt New York Grads From Vaccination Paperwork Passes Senate

Griffo Bill to Cut Red Tape, Mandated Costs Passed by Senate

June 3, 2011
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Kate Miller of Queensbury a NYS Senate Woman of Distinction

Recognized for efforts to raise awareness of prescription drug side effects

May 31, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Kemp Hannon, Chair 12 Noon, Thursday, June 2, 2011 Room 124 CAP

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An act to amend the public health law, in relation to administering the hepatitis B immunization to minors housed in a state or local correctional facility

June 2, 12:00 PM - 12:05 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO STATEMENT ON NEED FOR TEEN INDOOR TANNING BAN

“Earlier today, I joined with the American Cancer Society, representatives from advocacy groups, medical experts, and individuals who have been victimized by skin cancer in calling for a new law to protect children from skin cancer and other dangers associated with indoor tanning. The legislation, which I am sponsoring along with Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg, would prohibit children under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning devices. 

May 24, 2011
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ADDABBO ANNOUNCES BILL THAT ELIMINATES OFFENSIVE TERMINOLOGY FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Awaits Governor’s Decision; Highlights Bill that Employs Individuals with Developmental Disabilities   Queens, NY, May 24, 2011 – NYS Senator Joseph P.

May 24, 2011
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Senate Passes IDC Bill to Help Increase Distribution of NY-Grown Products

The State Senate today unanimously passed legislation co-sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and featured in a report by the Independent Democratic Conference that will help further expand the sale of New York State -grown agricultural products. 

May 24, 2011
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Highbridge Residents Get Free Mammograms

State Senator José M. Serrano, Assemblywoman Vanessa Gibson and the Project Renewal Scan Van Program today offered free Mammogram Screenings for eligible women in the Highbridge section of the Bronx.“All women can take an active part in the early detection of breast cancer by having regular visits to the doctor, self breast exams and periodic mammograms,” said Senator Serrano. “However, for uninsured women, getting a mammogram can be costly and inconvenient. That’s why we’re bringing the Scan Van to local residents throughout the 28th District in the next few weeks.”

May 20, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Kemp Hannon, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, May 24, 2011 Room 124 CAP

May 24, 12:00 PM - 12:08 PM
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Caucus to Protect Women's 'Hard-Fought' Rights

By Veronica Lewin

A legislative caucus formed earlier this year has legislators from both houses and both sides of the aisle fighting to protect reproductive health rights and helping advocates to educate New Yorkers about them.

"Women's rights and women's reproductive rights are not a bipartisan issue. It's a health care issue," said Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward, R-Willsboro. "It's an issue that government should be working together on to make sure that our children have proper information that they need to keep themselves safe and to keep themselves healthy."

May 17, 2011
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Statement From Bipartisan Pro Choice Legislative Caucus on Fight To Pass The Reproductive Health Act

For Immediate Release | May 17, 2011

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

As members of the Bipartisan Pro Choice Legislative Caucus (BPCLC), our goal is to not only protect women’s reproductive rights already in place in the State of New York, but to also strengthen them. With this objective in mind, the BPCLC vows to join NARAL, and other pro choice groups, in the fight to pass The Reproductive Health Act.

May 17, 2011
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STILLBIRTH LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE


BILL WOULD ALLOW NEW STATE CERTIFICATE TO RECOGNIZE STILLBIRTHS

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that the New York State Senate passed legislation he is sponsoring, Senate bill S.3111, which would allow for the New York State Department of Health to issue a "Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth."

 

"This legislation recognizes the ordeal which parents go through during this difficult experience," said Larkin. "It is a way for them to acknowledge the baby and the event that occurred at a formal level. They may even include the stillborn child's name on the certificate if they so desire," said Larkin.

 

May 17, 2011
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Brighton Volunteer Ambulance Kicks off National EMS Week

On Sunday, May 15th, Senator Robach had the honor to meet with the great folks over at Brighton Volunteer Ambulance during their open house. May 15th through May 21st is National EMS Week. It was great to see families taking a tour of the base and learning about the tools these men and women use on a daily basis to help save lives. For more information on Brighton Volunteer Ambulance, visit their website at http://www.brightonambulance.org/.

May 16, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Kemp Hannon, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, May 17, 2011 Room 124 CAP

May 17, 12:00 PM - 12:26 PM
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Valesky Legislation Promotes Shared Services

Legislation sponsored by State Senator David J. Valesky(D-Oneida) that encourages cooperative sharing of services betweenorganizations passed the Senate.

May 12, 2011
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