senate Bill S4077

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Directs the office of minority health to establish a program of data collection for the assessment of health and health care of minorities in N.Y. state

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Mar 16, 2011 referred to health

S4077 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6241
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง241 & 242, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2878, A1475

S4077 - Summary

Directs the office of minority health to establish a program of data collection for the assessment of disparities in health and the delivery of health care to minorities in New York state.

S4077 - Sponsor Memo

S4077 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4077

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 16, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- 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  data  collection
  and assessment program concerning minority health

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 3 and 4 of section 241 of  the  public  health
law, as added by chapter 757 of the laws of 1992, such section as renum-
bered  by  chapter  443  of  the  laws  of  1993, are amended to read as
follows:
  3. Together with the minority health council,  serve  as  liaison  and
advocate  for  the  department on minority health matters. This function
shall include the provision of staff  support  to  the  minority  health
council  and  the  establishment  of  appropriate  program linkages with
related federal, state, and local agencies  and  programs  such  as  the
office of minority health of the public health service, the agricultural
extension  service  and  migrant health services.  SUCH PROGRAM LINKAGES
WITH STATE AGENCIES SHALL INCLUDE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PROGRAM FOR THE
COLLECTION OF DATA REGARDING RACE, ETHNICITY AND PRIMARY LANGUAGE OF ALL
PARTICIPANTS BY EACH STATE PROGRAM DIRECTLY INVOLVED  IN  FURNISHING  OF
INFORMATION  OR  THE  RENDERING  OF SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC WHEREBY DEMO-
GRAPHIC INFORMATION OF ANY KIND IS COLLECTED REGARDING ALL  PARTICIPANTS
IN  SUCH  PROGRAMS.  AGENCIES  AND  DEPARTMENTS  MAY  USE  EXISTING DATA
COLLECTION METHODS TO AVOID DUPLICATIVE  METHODOLOGIES.  DATA  COLLECTED
SHALL  BE AGGREGATED AT LEAST ANNUALLY IN A MANNER THAT PERMITS UTILIZA-
TION RATES BY RACE, ETHNICITY, AND LANGUAGE AND COMPILED INTO A  REPORT.
UPON  COMPLETION, SUCH REPORT SHALL BE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC AND ANNU-
ALLY DISTRIBUTED TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATURE.
  4. Assist medical schools and state agencies to develop  comprehensive
programs to improve minority health personnel supply by promoting minor-
ity  clinical  training  and  curriculum  improvement, and disseminating

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01891-01-1

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