S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
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:
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.