senate Bill S6500

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires general hospitals treating newborns to offer parents, persons in parental relation and caregivers Bordetella pertussis (whooping cough) vaccinations

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Jul 18, 2012 signed chap.215
Jul 06, 2012 delivered to governor
Apr 25, 2012 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.465
substituted for a9381
Mar 12, 2012 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 05, 2012 advanced to third reading
Mar 01, 2012 2nd report cal.
Feb 29, 2012 1st report cal.241
Feb 16, 2012 referred to health

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S6500 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9381
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2805-h, Pub Health L

S6500 - Bill Texts

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Requires general hospitals treating newborns to offer parents, persons in parental relation and caregivers Bordetella pertussis (whooping cough) vaccinations.

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BILL NUMBER:S6500

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring general
hospitals with a newborn nursery or
providing obstetric services to offer Bordetella pertussis vaccinations
to certain persons

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Requires general hospitals that have a newborn nursery or provide
obstetric services to offer vaccination against Bordetella pertussis
(whooping cough) to parents and anticipated caregivers of
hospitalized newborns.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends Public Health Law §2805-h to provide that each
general hospital having a newborn nursery or providing obstetric
services to offer to every parent, person in parental relation or
other person who is reasonably anticipated to be a caregiver of a
newborn treated in the hospital vaccination against Bordetella
pertussis (whooping cough).

Section 2 provides the act take effect 180 days after its enactment.

JUSTIFICATION:
Newborns are at very high risk of disability or death should they
contract whooping cough.
Inasmuch as these delicate newborns may be exposed to whooping cough
after birth, it is appropriate for parents and persons in parental
relation to be offered the whooping cough vaccine by the hospital in
which their newborns are being treated.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
The 180th day after it becomes law.

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

                                  6500

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 16, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- 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 requiring  general
  hospitals  with  a  newborn nursery or providing obstetric services to
  offer Bordetella pertussis vaccinations to certain persons

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

  Section 1.  The subdivision heading and paragraph (a) of subdivision 3
of  section  2805-h of the public health law, as added by chapter 282 of
the laws of 2009, are amended to read as follows:
  Immunizations against influenza  AND  BORDETELLA  PERTUSSIS;  neonatal
intensive  care  units.  (a) [Annually between September first and April
first, it] IT shall be the duty of each  general  hospital  (I)  with  a
neonatal  intensive care unit to offer, ANNUALLY BETWEEN SEPTEMBER FIRST
AND APRIL FIRST, to every parent or person in parental relation  who  is
reasonably  anticipated  to be a caregiver in the household of a newborn
being treated in the neonatal intensive care  unit  vaccination  against
influenza  virus; AND (II) HAVING A NEWBORN NURSERY OR PROVIDING OBSTET-
RIC SERVICES TO OFFER TO EVERY PARENT, PERSON IN  PARENTAL  RELATION  OR
OTHER  PERSON  WHO  IS  REASONABLY  ANTICIPATED  TO  BE A CAREGIVER OF A
NEWBORN BEING TREATED IN SUCH HOSPITAL  VACCINATION  AGAINST  BORDETELLA
PERTUSSIS  (WHOOPING  COUGH).    If  the  parent  or  person in parental
relation wishes to be vaccinated, the hospital shall provide the  person
with  the  vaccination.  If  the  parent  or person in parental relation
declines the hospital offer or wishes to defer vaccination, the hospital
shall provide information on where such person may be  vaccinated.  Such
general  hospital  need not offer the vaccination to parents and persons
in parental relation who have already received such vaccine or for  whom
it is medically inappropriate.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13855-03-2

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