assembly Bill A2316

Signed by Governor Amended

Requires facilities to perform pulse oximetry screening on newborns

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GUNTHER

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 14 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 25 / Apr / 2013
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO HEALTH
  • 25 / Apr / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 2316A
  • 15 / May / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HEALTH
  • 15 / May / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 2316B
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED
  • 23 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING CAL.385
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO SENATE
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR S270B
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • 3RD READING CAL.1216
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 19 / Jul / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 31 / Jul / 2013
    • SIGNED CHAP.184

Summary

Requires facilities to perform pulse oximetry screening on newborns.

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Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S270
Versions:
A2316
A2316A
A2316B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2500-k, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
A7941, S6726
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2316

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER, ZEBROWSKI, CERETTO, McDONOUGH -- Multi-
  Sponsored by -- M. of A. ARROYO, AUBRY, CROUCH,  LUPARDO,  McLAUGHLIN,
  RAIA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health

AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring facili-
  ties to perform pulse oximetry screening on newborns

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

  Section  1.  Legislative intent.   Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are
structural abnormalities of the heart that are present  at  birth;  CHDs
range in severity from simple problems such as holes between chambers of
the  heart, to severe malformations, such as the complete absence of one
or more chambers or valves; some critical  CHDs  can  cause  severe  and
life-threatening  symptoms  which  require intervention within the first
days of life.
  According to the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services'
Advisory Committee on Heritable  Disorders  in  Newborns  and  Children,
congenital  heart  disease  affects approximately seven to nine of every
1,000 live births in the United States and Europe. The  federal  Centers
for  Disease Control and Prevention states that CHD is the leading cause
of infant death due to birth defects.
  Current methods for detecting CHDs generally include  prenatal  ultra-
sound  screening  and  repeated  clinical  examinations;  while prenatal
ultrasound screenings can detect some major  congenital  heart  defects,
these  screenings,  alone, identify less than half of all CHD cases, and
critical CHD cases  are  often  missed  during  routine  clinical  exams
performed prior to a newborn's discharge from a birthing facility.
  Pulse oximetry is a non-invasive test that estimates the percentage of
hemoglobin  in  blood that is saturated with oxygen. When performed on a
newborn a minimum of 24 hours after birth, pulse oximetry  screening  is
often  more effective at detecting critical, life-threatening CHDs which
otherwise go undetected by  current  screening  methods.  Newborns  with

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01366-01-3

A. 2316                             2

abnormal  pulse  oximetry results require immediate confirmatory testing
and intervention.
  The  legislature  finds  and  declares  that  many newborn lives could
potentially be saved by earlier  detection  and  treatment  of  CHDs  if
birthing  facilities  in  the state of New York were required to perform
this simple, non-invasive newborn screening in conjunction with  current
CHD screening methods.
  S  2.  The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2500-k
to read as follows:
  S 2500-K. PULSE OXIMETRY SCREENING OF NEWBORNS.  1.  THE  COMMISSIONER
SHALL ESTABLISH A PROGRAM TO SCREEN NEWBORN INFANTS FOR CONGENITAL HEART
DEFECTS  THROUGH  PULSE  OXIMETRY SCREENING. IT SHALL BE THE DUTY OF THE
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER OR  OTHER  DESIGNATED  PERSON  AT  EACH  FACILITY
LICENSED  PURSUANT  TO  ARTICLE  TWENTY-EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER CARING FOR
NEWBORN INFANTS TO PERFORM A PULSE OXIMETRY SCREENING A MINIMUM OF TWEN-
TY-FOUR HOURS AFTER BIRTH ON EVERY NEWBORN INFANT IN ITS CARE.
  2. FACILITIES SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION THAT  ADMINIS-
TER  A  NEWBORN  INFANT  PULSE  OXIMETRY  SCREENING FOR CONGENITAL HEART
DEFECTS SHALL REPORT TO THE DEPARTMENT IN A MANNER AND  FORMAT  REQUIRED
BY THE COMMISSIONER:
  (A)  THE  RESULTS  OF  EACH  NEWBORN  INFANT  PULSE OXIMETRY SCREENING
PERFORMED; AND
  (B) SUCH OTHER INFORMATION OR DATA AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER PURSUANT TO REGULATION TO FULFILL THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly,  the  addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation
necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective  date  are
authorized  and  directed  to  be  made  and completed on or before such
effective date.

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