Shirley L. Huntley's posts related to Health Care

Hospital Closure Planning Act

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 10, 2009

SENATOR SHIRLEY L. HUNTLEY ANNOUNCES THE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION THAT ENACTS THE HOSPITAL CLOSURE PLANNING ACT

Legislation requires commissioner of health to hold a hearing within 30 days on the impact a hospital closure would have on its service area

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1/24/2009: Senator Huntley speaking at St. John's Hospital Rally

Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) joins the rally to stop against the closing of Mary Immaculate Hospital

1/31/2009: Mary Immaculate Hospital Rally

Senator Huntley opposes Mary Immaculate Hospital closing

2/24/2010: The Family Health Care Decisions Act

Senate Supports Families to Make Health Care Decisions

(Albany, NY) – The New York State Senate passed the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA) today by a vote of 55-3, empowering family members and others close to the patient to make medical decisions for incapacitated patients.

6/9/2010; Holding Health Insurers Accountable

Holding Health Insurers Accountable

The Senate Democratic Majority passed groundbreaking legislation to protect children with autism, setting the bar for a new national standard for treatment and services. The legislation (S7000B/Breslin) requires early intervention screening, diagnosis and treatment for autism spectrum disorders, saving families facing autism thousands of dollars a year.

6/10/2010: Majority Announces Passage of Legislative Package Expanding Opportunities For NY'ers with Disabilities

Sweeping Legislation Improves Services For People With Disabilities,

Puts An End To Discriminatory Practices

The Senate Democratic Majority announced the passage of a comprehensive 9-point package of legislation providing New Yorkers with disabilities expanded access to polling places, transportation and medical equipment, as well outlawing discriminatory practices in employment, housing and public services.

Midwives Act

News From Senator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: July 7, 2010Contact: Lisa King | cking@senate.state.ny.us |(518) 455-2415

Senator Huntley: Senate ‘Midwives’ Bill Gives WomenMore Health Care Choices

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