senate Bill S2530A

Establishes the eating disorders awareness and prevention program in the department of health

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  • 18 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 05 / Feb / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 09 / May / 2014
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO HEALTH
  • 09 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 2530A
  • 20 / May / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1065
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 16 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A5294A

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Establishes the eating disorders awareness and prevention program in the department of health.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5294A
Versions:
S2530
S2530A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง207, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S7386, A10149, S7386
2013-2014: S2530

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BILL NUMBER:S2530A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
establishing the eating disorders awareness and prevention program

PURPOSE: To include eating disorders within the health care and
wellness education and outreach program.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends subdivision 1 of section 207 of the
public health law to add a new paragraph (j) to establish that the
eating disorders awareness and prevention program shall be designed to
promote the awareness of eating disorders and available services, as
well as to prevent and reduce the incidence and prevalence of eating
disorders, especially among children and adolescents.

Section 2 of the bill provides for an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Alarmingly, in American high schools 30% of girls and
16% of boys suffer from disordered eating. Anorexia is the third most
common chronic illness among adolescents. In fact it has the highest
death rate of any mental illness with females between the ages of 15
and 24 dying 12 times more from their eating disorder than all other
causes of death in that age-group.

A recent study found that between 1999 and 2006, hospitalizations for
eating disorders increased most sharply (119%) for children younger
than 12 years old. Clearly eating disorder awareness, detection and
prevention must start at early ages and be addressed in a
comprehensive manner. Early recognition and intervention of eating
disorders has been linked to better treatment outcomes.

New York State has already taken a leading role in recognizing the
importance of addressing eating disorders. In 2004 a network of
Comprehensive Care Centers for Eating Disorders were established and
in 2007 the Child Performer Advisory Board to Prevent Eating Disorders
was enacted. This bill represents the next steps for New York State to
ensure we do everything we can to be proactive and, save lives.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.7386 Died-in Finance/ A.10149-A Passed
Assembly.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined, however with the cost of
treating full symptom eating disorders costing upwards of $30,000 per
month, this bill can, a minimal cost, result in significant savings to
the state health care system while saving lives.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 2530--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. HANNON, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BOYLE, DeFRANCISCO, GRISAN-
  TI, PARKER, ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed
  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on Health -- recommitted to the
  Committee on Health in accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  establishing  the
  eating disorders awareness and prevention program

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 207 of the public  health  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (j) to read as follows:
  (J)  THE  EATING  DISORDERS  AWARENESS AND PREVENTION PROGRAM SHALL BE
DESIGNED TO PROMOTE THE AWARENESS  OF  EATING  DISORDERS  AND  AVAILABLE
SERVICES,  AS WELL AS TO PREVENT AND REDUCE THE INCIDENCE AND PREVALENCE
OF EATING DISORDERS, ESPECIALLY AMONG CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05353-07-4

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