Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2010||
referred to health
|Mar 27, 2009||
referred to health
Senate Bill S3679
2009-2010 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2009-S3679 (ACTIVE) - Details
2009-S3679 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3679 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public health law, in relation to the lupus education and outreach program PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : To create a statewide program within the Department of Health to promote awareness to the public and health care professionals concerning the causes and consequences of Lupus. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : The Commissioner of Health shall establish, promote and maintain, within the department, a Lupus education and awareness program with an emphasis on minority populations and at-risk communities to raise public awareness, educate consumers, and educate and train health professionals, human services providers and other audiences. This bill also allows the Department to accept gifts, grants, and donations from the federal government, foundations or other organizations and entities for fulfilling the obligations of the program. JUSTIFICATION : Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect various parts of the body, especially the skin, joints, blood and kidneys. Lupus is often called a "Women's Disease" despite the fact that many men are
2009-S3679 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ S. 3679 A. 7308 2009-2010 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y March 27, 2009 ___________ IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. GREENE, AUBRY, BARRON, BRADLEY, CASTRO, COOK, EDDINGTON, FIELDS, GABRYSZAK, GUNTHER, PHEFFER, ROSEN- THAL, SPANO, TITONE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CAMARA, McENENY, MENG, REILLY, STIRPE, SWEENEY, WEISENBERG -- 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds the following: (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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02147-04-9
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