senate Bill S78A

Requires cardiac screening of student athletes

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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 14 / Dec / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HEALTH
  • 14 / Dec / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 78A
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 21 / Feb / 2012
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 12 / Mar / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Requires cardiac screening of student athletes; mandates coaches receive training in CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9727
Versions:
S78
S78A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง206, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S8492

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S78A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring
preventative cardiac screening of student athletes

PURPOSE:
This legislation requires cardiac screening of student
athletes; mandates coaches receive training in CPR and the use
of an automated external defibrillator.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Section 206 of the public health law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 29 to read as follows: the commissioner shall, in
consultation with the commissioner of education, promulgate by
regulation, guidelines, and standards mandating that student athletes
receive preventative cardiac screening to detect conditions and
defects which may lead to illness, injury, and death as a result of
strenuous physical activity. The commissioner shall determine the
specific types of screening which shall be required including, but
not limited to, advanced screening for the diagnosis of hypertrophic
cardiomyopathy.

For purposes of this subdivision, "student athletes" shall mean any
student participating in supervised sporting activities organized by
a public or private school, or an organization, association or group
organized and functioning, in a whole or in part, for the purpose of
providing youth with the opportunity to participate in supervised
sporting activities.

JUSTIFICATION:
Basketball was a big part of Dominic Murray's life and death. He died
at the age of 17 after collapsing on the basketball court at SUNY
Farmingdale State College during an open gym pick up game, only a few
weeks after receiving medical clearance to clay college sports. The
cause of his death was Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) due to cardiac
hypertrophy related to underlying heart problems. To keep Dominic
Murray's legacy alive for his contributions as a student, an athlete
and a compassionate young man, the Dominic A. Murray 21 Memorial
Foundation, Inc.
was formed to help prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) among young
athletes. Their mission is to implement preventative heart screening
programs in educational institutions and youth athletic organizations
and to provide training to coaches, teachers, and youth-athletic
volunteers in CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator
(AED).

The cardiac screening for student athletes cost $75.00, which usually
includes an electrocardiogram (EKG) and an echocardiogram. The
parents who can afford the cost will pay for the screening. The
school and districts do not pay for these services. For those
families that are unable to afford the cost, scholarships are
available.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:


2010: S.8492/A.11670-A

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  78--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring preven-
  tative cardiac screening of student athletes

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

  Section 1. Section 206 of the public health law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 29 to read as follows:
  29.  (A) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER
OF EDUCATION, PROMULGATE BY REGULATION, GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS MANDAT-
ING THAT STUDENT ATHLETES  RECEIVE  PREVENTATIVE  CARDIAC  SCREENING  TO
DETECT CONDITIONS AND DEFECTS WHICH MAY LEAD TO ILLNESS, INJURY OR DEATH
AS  A  RESULT  OF  STRENUOUS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.   THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
DETERMINE THE SPECIFIC  TYPES  OF  SCREENING  WHICH  SHALL  BE  REQUIRED
INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT LIMITED TO, ADVANCED SCREENING FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF
HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY.
  (B) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, "STUDENT ATHLETE" SHALL MEAN ANY
STUDENT PARTICIPATING IN SUPERVISED SPORTING ACTIVITIES ORGANIZED  BY  A
PUBLIC  OR  PRIVATE  SCHOOL,  OR  AN  ORGANIZATION, ASSOCIATION OR GROUP
ORGANIZED AND FUNCTIONING, IN WHOLE OR  IN  PART,  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF
PROVIDING YOUTH WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN SUPERVISED SPORT-
ING ACTIVITIES.
  (C) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH BY REGULATION, GUIDELINES MANDAT-
ING  THAT  COACHES  AND TRAINERS OF STUDENT ATHLETES, AS DEFINED IN THIS
SUBDIVISION, WHETHER PAID OR  UNPAID,  SHALL  BE  REQUIRED  TO  COMPLETE
TRAINING  IN  CARDIOPULMONARY  RESUSCITATION  AND  THE CORRECT USE OF AN
AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DEVELOP  PROGRAMS
TO  PROVIDE  SUCH  TRAINING AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE STATE AT
LEAST FOUR TIMES PER YEAR.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03354-02-1

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