senate Bill S3817

Signed by Governor

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

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 21 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 06 / May / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 06 / May / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.559
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 27 / Feb / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.203
  • 03 / Mar / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 04 / Mar / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 07 / May / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 07 / May / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 07 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A4465A
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.804
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 25 / Aug / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 04 / Sep / 2014
    • SIGNED CHAP.342

Summary

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

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4465A
Versions:
S3817
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2 Title VI ยง266, Pub Health L

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BILL NUMBER:S3817

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
establishing a women's health website

PURPOSE: Directs the Department of Health (DOH) to establish an
internet website to advance women's health initiatives and promote the
expansion of covered preventative services pursuant to federal law.

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 and raising awareness of women's health issues.
Information and links to useful resources shall be provided to
encourage use of services now made more widely available to women in
the state of New York. The website shall also include information
detailing the 22 preventative services now covered pursuant to federal
law and regulations. 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: 2012: S.7330 (similar) passed Senate.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  3817

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 21, 2013
                               ___________

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  establishing  a
  women's health website

  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 VI to read as follows:
                                 TITLE VI
                             WOMEN'S HEALTH
SECTION 266. DEPARTMENT WEBSITE.
  S 266. DEPARTMENT WEBSITE. 1. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ESTABLISH AND MAIN-
TAIN  AN  INTERNET  WEBSITE  FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADVANCING WOMEN'S HEALTH
INITIATIVES.  THE WEBSITE SHALL PROVIDE INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES  OF
EDUCATING  THE  PUBLIC  AND  RAISING AWARENESS OF WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES,
PROVIDE LINKS TO USEFUL RESOURCES AND ENCOURAGE THE USE OF SERVICES  NOW
MADE  MORE  WIDELY AVAILABLE TO THE WOMEN OF NEW YORK STATE. THE WEBSITE
SHALL ALSO PROMOTE  THE  FOLLOWING  PREVENTATIVE  SERVICES  NOW  COVERED
PURSUANT  TO  FEDERAL LAW AND REGULATION, AND EXPLAIN THAT SUCH SERVICES
MUST BE COVERED WITH NO COST SHARING:
  (A) ANEMIA SCREENING FOR PREGNANT WOMEN;
  (B) BACTERIURIA URINARY TRACT OR OTHER INFECTION SCREENING  FOR  PREG-
NANT WOMEN;
  (C) BRCA COUNSELING ABOUT GENETIC TESTING FOR WOMEN AT HIGHER RISK;
  (D)  BREAST  CANCER  MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS EVERY ONE TO TWO YEARS FOR
WOMEN OVER AGE FORTY;
  (E) BREAST CANCER CHEMOPREVENTION COUNSELING FOR WOMEN AT HIGHER RISK;
  (F) BREASTFEEDING COMPREHENSIVE SUPPORT AND  COUNSELING  FROM  TRAINED
PROVIDERS, AS WELL AS ACCESS TO BREASTFEEDING SUPPLIES, FOR PREGNANT AND
NURSING WOMEN;
  (G) CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING FOR SEXUALLY ACTIVE WOMEN;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09126-01-3

S. 3817                             2

  (H) CHLAMYDIA INFECTION SCREENING FOR YOUNGER WOMEN AND OTHER WOMEN AT
HIGHER RISK;
  (I) CONTRACEPTION: FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION-APPROVED CONTRACEPTIVE
METHODS, STERILIZATION PROCEDURES, AND PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING,
NOT INCLUDING ABORTIFACIENT DRUGS;
  (J)  DOMESTIC  AND INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE SCREENING AND COUNSELING FOR
ALL WOMEN;
  (K) FOLIC ACID SUPPLEMENTS FOR WOMEN WHO MAY BECOME PREGNANT;
  (L)  GESTATIONAL  DIABETES  SCREENING   FOR   WOMEN   TWENTY-FOUR   TO
TWENTY-EIGHT  WEEKS PREGNANT AND THOSE AT HIGH RISK OF DEVELOPING GESTA-
TIONAL DIABETES;
  (M) GONORRHEA SCREENING FOR ALL WOMEN AT HIGHER RISK;
  (N) HEPATITIS B SCREENING FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AT THEIR  FIRST  PRENATAL
VISIT;
  (O)  HUMAN  IMMUNODEFICIENCY  VIRUS (HIV) SCREENING AND COUNSELING FOR
SEXUALLY ACTIVE WOMEN;
  (P) HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) DNA TEST: HIGH  RISK  HPV  DNA  TESTING
EVERY  THREE YEARS FOR WOMEN WITH NORMAL CYTOLOGY RESULTS WHO ARE THIRTY
YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER;
  (Q) OSTEOPOROSIS SCREENING FOR WOMEN OVER AGE SIXTY DEPENDING ON  RISK
FACTORS;
  (R)  RH INCOMPATIBILITY SCREENING FOR ALL PREGNANT WOMEN AND FOLLOW-UP
TESTING FOR WOMEN AT HIGHER RISK;
  (S) TOBACCO  USE  SCREENING  AND  INTERVENTIONS  FOR  ALL  WOMEN,  AND
EXPANDED COUNSELING FOR PREGNANT TOBACCO USERS;
  (T)  SEXUALLY  TRANSMITTED  INFECTIONS  (STI)  COUNSELING FOR SEXUALLY
ACTIVE WOMEN;
  (U) SYPHILIS SCREENING FOR  ALL  PREGNANT  WOMEN  OR  OTHER  WOMEN  AT
INCREASED RISK; AND
  (V) WELL-WOMAN VISITS TO OBTAIN RECOMMENDED PREVENTIVE SERVICES.
  2.    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.

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