assembly Bill A8884

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Creates an education and outreach program for the autoimmune disease known as lupus

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Jul 01, 2010 held for consideration in ways and means
Jan 26, 2010 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 06, 2010 referred to health
Jun 12, 2009 referred to health


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A8884 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง207, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A459, S5114
2013-2014: A544, A8461, S5178
2015-2016: A3072, S5216

A8884 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates an education and outreach program for the autoimmune disease known as lupus; provides for an advisory council consisting of representatives of people with lupus and their families and health care providers who specialize in treating lupus.

A8884 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

A8884 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 12, 2009

Introduced by M. of A. GIBSON -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Health

AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to the lupus educa-
  tion and outreach program


  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds the
  (a) Lupus is a serious, complex, debilitating autoimmune disease  that
can  cause  inflammation and tissue damage to virtually any organ system
in the body, including the skin, joints, other connective tissue,  blood
and blood vessels, heart, lungs, kidney, and brain.
  (b)  Lupus research estimates that approximately one and a half to two
million Americans live with some form of lupus; lupus affects women nine
times more often than men and eighty percent of newly diagnosed cases of
lupus develop among women of childbearing age.
  (c) Lupus disproportionately affects women of color -- it  is  two  to
three  times  more common among African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and
Native Americans and is generally more prevalent in minority populations
-- a health disparity that remains unexplained. According to the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention  the  rate  of  lupus  mortality  has
increased  since the late 1970s and is higher among older African-Ameri-
can women.
  (d) No new drugs have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Adminis-
tration specifically for lupus in nearly forty years and  while  current
treatments  for  the disease can be effective, they can lead to damaging
side effects.
  (e) The pain and fatigue associated with lupus can  threaten  people's
ability  to live independently, make it difficult to maintain employment
and lead normal lives, and one in five people with lupus is disabled  by
the disease, and consequently receives support from government programs,

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