Issues: Health

Senate Passes Legislation to Cap Rent Share At 30% of Income for Poor New Yorkers with HIV/AIDS

Aligns NYC HIV/AIDS Service Administration with Other Rental Assistance Programs

(Albany, NY)-On Tuesday the New York State Senate decisively passed legislation, prime sponsored by Senator Thomas K. Duane, that would cap at 30 percent of income the rent contribution of people receiving housing assistance from the New York City HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA). 

 

April 27, 2010
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Senate Health Committee Moves Five Pieces of Legislation

Electronic Signatures for Organ Donation,

Right to Palliative Care Passed

April 27, 2010
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SENATOR STACHOWSKI SUPPORTS ‘EARTH DAY 2010’ ENVIRONMENTAL AGENDA

     In support of “Earth Day 2010,” Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) voted to approve legislation which recently passed the State Senate designed to implement protections to reduce waste and pollution in New York State.

     “The actions we take today to protect our natural resources and our environment will have a direct impact on generations to come,” said Senator Stachowski.  “These measures will help safeguard our health and well-being and our overall quality of life.”

April 25, 2010
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Senator Addabbo with seniors at Forest park senior center in Woodhaven.

Free eye checkups were provided by the staff at Pearle Vision. There was also a lecture on eye health and a Q & A session afterwards.

April 23, 2010
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Senator Addabbo with seniors at Forest Park senior center in Woodhaven.

Seniors received free eye checkups from Pearle Vision staff. There was also a lecture on eye health and a Q&A session.

April 23, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Room 123 CAP

Agenda notes: The committee will consider the following nominations: Carla Boutin-Foster, MD, MS: Member, Public Health Council, and Chair and Member, Minority Health Council. John A. D'Anna, MD, MPH: Member, Administrative Review Board for Professional Medical Conduct. Gordon W. Felt: Member, State Camp Safety Advisory Council. Lori V. Quigley, PhD: Member, Minority Health Council.

April 27, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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SENATOR BONACIC PARTICIPATED IN A PANEL DISCUSSION AT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST

Senator Bonacic participated in a panel discussion at the American Cancer Society Legislative Breakfast on April 23, 2010 at the Holiday Inn in Kingston, NY.

Pictured from left to right is Senator Bonacic, Neil Eisenberg, Sandi Cassese and keynote speaker, Daniel Sisto, President of the Healthcare Association of New York.

 

 

April 23, 2010
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April 21, 2010
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Senate Passes Landmark Environmental Legislation Sponsored by Senator Foley

Law will protect children by banning harmful pesticides from school fields and playgrounds

April 20, 2010
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Senate Approves Members To Key Substance Abuse And Health Boards

The New York State Senate confirmed appointees to key boards today, including members to the Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation, Visitors of the Capital District Developmental Disabilities Services Office, Visitors of the Hudson River Psychiatric Center, Visitors of the Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Services Office and Visitors of the Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services Office.

April 20, 2010
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April 19, 2010
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Seward Joins The 2nd Annual Autism Awareness Walk In Catskill

CATSKILL, 04/18/10 – At the start of the second annual Autism Awareness Walk, state Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that the 2009-2010 state budget includes at his request, an $8,000 senate grant toward operating expenses for the Autism Connection of Greene County.

April 19, 2010
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Sen. Aubertine Named New York Snowmobile Association 2010 Legislator of the Year

After speaking to a packed house at the Liverpool Holiday Inn, Sen. Aubertine posed for a picture with riders from Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties.

April 17, 2010
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Senator Liz Krueger Marks National Healthcare Decisions Day by Signing Own Health Care Proxy

For Immediate Release | April 16, 2010

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

Senator Liz Krueger Marks National Healthcare Decisions Day by Signing Own Health Care Proxy

(New York, NY) Today, New York State Senator Liz Krueger filled out a Health Care Proxy to show support for National Healthcare Decisions Day and to ensure her own medical treatment preferences are honored in the future. National Healthcare Decisions Day seeks to empower individuals by raising awareness so that persons may start a conversation and discuss their medical wishes.

April 16, 2010
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Free Kidney Health Screening in Elmira on Saturday

Elmira, N.Y.–State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) and Assemblyman Tom O’Mara (R,I,C-Big Flats) reminded area residents today that the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Serving Upstate NY will conduct a free kidney health screening in Elmira on Saturday, April 17, 2010.

O’Mara and Winner are co-sponsoring the local event together with St. Joseph’s Hospital of Elmira.

Saturday’s free screening will be held at the Blessed Sacrament (Ss Peter & Paul) Parish Community Center, located at 160 High Street in Elmira, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

April 15, 2010
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Montgomery Law Helps Safeguard Youth Against Influenza Virus

April 15, 2010

(Albany, NY):  New York children and their parents will now be better informed about the influenza virus and how to safeguard against it under legislation (S.4645-B/A775-B) sponsored by State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and enacted into law this week (Chapter 36).

April 15, 2010
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2010 Parkinson Canal 5K Run & Walk for a Cure Sunday

The Parkinson Canal Run Walk will be held at the Meridian Centre Park - 2025 Winton Rd South in Brighton on Sunday, April 18, 2010.

Proceeds from the Parkinson Canal Run Walk, the PSGUNY annual fundraising event, will again be used to fund research and find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease (PD). With our donations we support the University of Rochester (UR); the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF); and the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF).

April 15, 2010
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Seward Unveils New York Health Care Freedom Act

ALBANY, 04/14/10 – In an effort to protect health care options in New York, state Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I- Oneonta) today proposed a state constitutional amendment that would permit New York residents to opt out of the federally mandated requirement to purchase health insurance.

April 14, 2010
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