senate Bill S7330

Directs the department of health to establish and maintain an internet website to advance women's health initiatives

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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  • 02 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 15 / May / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / May / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.893
  • 23 / May / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH

Summary

Directs the department of health to establish and maintain an internet website to advance women's health initiatives.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10756
Versions:
S7330
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2 Title 6 ยง266, Pub Health L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7330

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public health law, in relation to directing the department
of health to establish and maintain an internet website to advance
women's health initiatives

PURPOSE:
Directs the Department of Health (DOH) to establish an internet
website to advance women's health initiatives.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one creates a new title under which the DOH shall establish
and maintain an internet website for the purpose of advancing women's
health initiatives. Information shall be provided for the purposes of
educating the public, raising awareness of women's health issues and
providing links to useful resources. The website shall include
information detailing the expansion of preventative coverage under
federal and state law. This section also requires the DOH to consider
making use of social media networks for the purposes of further
advancing women's health initiatives.

JUSTIFICATION:
The Affordable Care Act makes several changes to public programs,
insurance and other aspects of health policy that affect women's
health. In 2010, provisions took effect on the federal level and were
implemented into state law which expand coverage of certain
preventative measures for women's health. The establishment of an
up-to-date website would greatly assist women in understanding these
and other changes as they take effect.

Further, the website should provide timely information on health
issues of importance to women.
The availability of such educational materials and resources will help
raise awareness among women. The federal government provides a website
(http://www.womenshealth.gov/) for similar purposes, New Yorker's
should have access to a similar site specific to New York. When
considering the policy options to improve the health of women, one
suggestion presented by the
National Conference of State Legislatures was to support policies that
effectively use alternative media (i.e. social networking) for the
purposes of promoting and communicating with women.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7330

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  directing  the
  department  of health to establish and maintain an internet website to
  advance women's health initiatives

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Article 2 of the public health law is amended by adding a
new title 6 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE VI
                             WOMEN'S HEALTH
SECTION 266. DEPARTMENT WEBSITE.
  S 266. DEPARTMENT WEBSITE. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN
AN INTERNET WEBSITE FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADVANCING WOMEN'S  HEALTH  INITI-
ATIVES.  THE  WEBSITE  SHALL  PROVIDE  INFORMATION  FOR  THE PURPOSES OF
EDUCATING THE PUBLIC, RAISING AWARENESS OF  WOMEN'S  HEALTH  ISSUES  AND
PROVIDING LINKS TO USEFUL RESOURCES. SUCH WEBSITE SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT
BE  LIMITED  TO,  INFORMATION  DETAILING  THE  EXPANSION OF PREVENTATIVE
COVERAGE FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH AND WELL-BEING PROVIDED  FOR  UNDER  FEDERAL
AND  STATE  LAW. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ALSO CONSIDER MAKING USE OF SOCIAL
MEDIA NETWORKS FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADVANCING SUCH INITIATIVES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15697-01-2

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