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senate Bill S4077
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S4077 - Details
S4077 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4077 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to data collection and assessment program concerning minority health PURPOSE: To provide the legislature and public with a comprehensive report on the status of minority health within the state; as well as, establishing an annual analysis of the utilization and distribution of health care services and funds in New York State minority populations so that any disparities may be resolved. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The public health law is amended to require the office of Minority health to annually report on the health of minorities within the state as well as ascertaining any disparities and funds. If such disparities are found the Office of Minority health is then required to suggest possible methods for elimination or reduction of such disparities. This report shall be available to the public and annually distributed to all of the members of the New York State Assembly and Senate upon its completion. EXISTING LAW: Does not require the report provided for by this legislation.
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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