Issues: Health

February 25, 2010
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Senate Passes Family Health Care Decisions Act

The New York State Senate passed the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA) today by a vote of 55-3, empowering family members and others close to the patient to make medical decisions for  incapacitated patients. 

February 24, 2010
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Sen. Foley Helps Pass Legislation Empowering Families With Health Care Decisions

Families Health Care Decisions Act passes after being stalled for 17 years

February 24, 2010
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The Senate Passes the Family Health Care Decisions Act

The New York State Senate passed the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA) today by a vote of 55-3, empowering family members and others close to the patient to make medical decisions for  incapacitated patients.

February 24, 2010
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Senate Supports Families To Make Health Care Decisions

The New York State Senate today is expected to pass the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA), empowering family members and others close to the patient to make medical decisions for incapacitated patients.

February 24, 2010
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SENATOR PARKER ANNOUNCES AMANDA'S LAW IN EFFECT

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER

February 23, 2010
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Senate Acts to Protect Environment and Empower Victims of Environmental Pollution & Discrimination

The New York State Senate today passed a package of bills strengthening environmental protections to create a cleaner, greener and healthier New York. The measures also underscore the Majority’s pledge to growing our state’s economy through fiscally and environmentally responsible legislation.

February 22, 2010
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Legislative Wrap Up February 22, 2010: Senate Passes Environmental Protection Package, Support For Wine & Grape Industry

The New York State Senate passed more than a dozen pieces of legislation today, including an environmental protection package, a bill to support the state’s wine and grape industry, and legislation which protects homeowners by guaranteeing a record of receipt for applicants of the STAR exemption.

February 22, 2010
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Senator Malcolm A. Smith Announces Amanda’s Law in Effect

 

Bill Honors Teen Who Died of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning; Requires the Installation of Detectors

 (St. Albans, NY) Senator Smith has announced the enactment of Amanda’s Law to protect families from carbon monoxide poisoning. Known as the “the silent killer” responsible for the deaths of more than 500 people every year, victims cannot see or smell the carbon monoxide poisoning their bodies.

February 22, 2010
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February 22, 2010
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Unanimously Chosen For Humanitarian of the Year Award

 

Last Saturday, February 13, 2010, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D- Westchester) accepted the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Aids-Related Community Services (ARCS) during the organization’s 8thAnnual Valentine’s Charity Ball at the CV Rich Mansion in White Plains. Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins was chosen unanimously as the “Hearts for ARCS” Honoree in recognition of her outstanding work on behalf of Westchester County’s HIV/AIDS and LGBT communities. 

 

February 22, 2010
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NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery session comments - 2/22/10

S.4407-Declares a policy of equal treatment in development and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies. NYS Senate Session. Albany, NY,

February 22, 2010
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Espada, Community Organization Launch Anti-Obesity Campaign

Press Contact: Steve Mangione 914-403-4072 (mobile)"Throughout New York City, and more so in the Bronx, record numbers of children are being diagnosed with obesity and related chronic illnesses..."

February 19, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Room 123 CAP

The committee will consider the following nominations: Wellington Y. Liu, MD, Member, Board of Visitors of Helen Hayes Hospital. Martin C. Wortendyke, Member, Board of Visitors of Helen Hayes Hospital.

February 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Local Optical store gives back!

Senator Addabbo and Pearle Vision co-sponsored free eye exams to the members of Wakefield Senior Center in South Ozone Park. Joanna Tonchuck and members of The Ozone Park Pearle Vision store did a 20 minute lecture of eye health and the warning signs of potential problems.

February 17, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Discusses Soda Tax with Richard Daines, NYS Commissioner of Health

Joint Budget Hearing on Health/Medicaid: Senator DeFrancisco discusses soda tax with Richard Daines, NYS Commissioner of Health.

February 16, 2010
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Monroe County Schedules H1N1 Clinic

MONROE COUNTY SCHEDULES H1N1 CLINIC

Residents of all ages can be vaccinated

The Monroe County Department of Public Health will hold another H1N1 clinic on

February 23, 2010. The clinic is open to all persons aged 6 months and older,

regardless of health condition. There is no charge for the vaccination.

“Getting vaccinated is still an important and wise thing to do. While local flu levels

have been low the past few weeks, infectious disease experts are divided as to

February 16, 2010
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Learn How To Be Heart Healthy This February

Learn How To Be Heart Healthy This February

By Senator John A. DeFrancisco

February 11, 2010
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Human Services

JOINT BUDGET HEARING ON HUMAN SERVICESDate:    Wednesday, February 10Time:    12:00 p.m.Location: Hearing Room B Legislative Office Building, Second Floor Albany, NYThis hearing will air live on the Senate's Website at http://www.livestream.com/nysenate_joint_budget The Assembly Ways and Means Committee will join the Senate Finance Committee to conduct a hearing to examine the impact of the 2010-11 Executive Budget proposal on human services in New York State. 

February 10, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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