Issues: Health

New Law Honors Teen Who Died of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

AMANDA’S LAW REQUIRING THE INSTALLATION OF CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS GOES INTO EFFECT IN NEW YORK           Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce enactment of a new law to protect families from the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.  Known as the “silent” killer, carbon monoxide – which can neither be seen nor smelled -- is responsible for the deaths of more than 500 people each year.

March 2, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up March 1, 2010: Senate Protects Crime/Fraud Victims, Provides Equal Justice & Emergency Care for New Yorkers

The Senate Majority passed a powerful package of bills enhancing civil protections, and providing for increased access to emergency care resources.

 

Today’s legislative package affords broad protections for New Yorkers by:

·         Assisting crime victims in their recovery process;

·         Ensure domestic violence victims can register to vote without fear;

March 1, 2010
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Family Health Care Decisions Act

Imagine someone you love is incapacitated and unable to make decisions concerning his own well being.  Now imagine that there is no way you can help this individual because the proper paper work is not in place.  Even though you know very well the wishes of your loved one, your hands are tied. 

February 25, 2010
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Cervical cancer vaccine debate heading to the Legislature

Bill would allow giving vaccine to minors without parental consentBy  RICK KARLINALBANY -- The debate over making cervical cancer vaccines available to young women is coming to the state Legislature today.A group of anti-vaccine activists plans to attend this morning's Senate Codes Committee hearing to protest a bill that would let health care professionals give the vaccine to women younger than 18 without parental consent.

February 25, 2010
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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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