senate Bill S7115A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for the inclusion of weight control in the health care and wellness education and outreach program

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 06, 2012 print number 7115b
amend and recommit to finance
Jun 05, 2012 reported and committed to finance
May 24, 2012 print number 7115a
amend (t) and recommit to health
Apr 30, 2012 referred to health

S7115 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10016A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §207, Pub Health L; amd §3239, Ins L

S7115 - Summary

Provides for the inclusion of weight control in the health care and wellness education and outreach program; includes weight management and physical fitness in wellness programs.

S7115 - Sponsor Memo

S7115 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7115

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 30, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KLEIN  -- 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 the  inclusion  of
  weight  control in the health care and wellness education and outreach
  program, including certain respiratory  diseases  and  obesity  within
  disease management demonstration programs, the reduction of emphysema,
  chronic bronchitis and other chronic respiratory diseases in children,
  directing  the  health  research  science  board  to study respiratory
  diseases and obesity and the adolescent pregnancy nutrition counseling
  program; and to amend the  insurance  law,  in  relation  to  wellness
  programs

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

  Section 1.  The opening paragraph of subdivision 1,  and  subdivisions
3,  4  and  6  of  section  207  of the public health law, as amended by
section 16 of part A of chapter 109 of the laws of 2010, are amended  to
read as follows:
  There  is  hereby  created  within  the department the health care and
wellness education and outreach  program.  The  department  may  conduct
education  and outreach programs for consumers, patients, ELEMENTARY AND
SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATORS, and health care providers  relating  to  any
health care matters the commissioner deems appropriate and:
  3.  The  department  may produce, make available to others for reprod-
uction, or contract with others to develop such materials  mentioned  in
this  section  as  the  commissioner  deems appropriate. These materials
shall be made available to the public AND TO  ELEMENTARY  AND  SECONDARY
SCHOOL  EDUCATORS  free  of  charge  as  appropriate  or for a fee under
certain circumstances. The commissioner may  require  where  appropriate
any health care provider to make these materials available to patients.
  4.  In  exercising  any  of  his or her powers under this section, the
commissioner may consult with  appropriate  health  care  professionals,
providers, consumers, EDUCATORS and patients or organizations represent-
ing them.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13426-13-2

S7115A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10016A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §207, Pub Health L; amd §3239, Ins L

S7115A - Summary

Provides for the inclusion of weight control in the health care and wellness education and outreach program; includes weight management and physical fitness in wellness programs.

S7115A - Sponsor Memo

S7115A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7115--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 30, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KLEIN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to the inclusion of
  weight control in the health care and wellness education and  outreach
  program;  and  to  amend  the  insurance  law, in relation to wellness
  programs

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

  Section  1.   The opening paragraph of subdivision 1, and subdivisions
3, 4 and 6 of section 207 of  the  public  health  law,  as  amended  by
section  16 of part A of chapter 109 of the laws of 2010, are amended to
read as follows:
  There is hereby created within the  department  the  health  care  and
wellness  education  and  outreach  program.  The department may conduct
education and outreach programs for consumers, patients, ELEMENTARY  AND
SECONDARY  SCHOOL  EDUCATORS,  and health care providers relating to any
health care matters the commissioner deems appropriate and:
  3. The department may produce, make available to  others  for  reprod-
uction,  or  contract with others to develop such materials mentioned in
this section as the  commissioner  deems  appropriate.  These  materials
shall  be  made  available to the public AND TO ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY
SCHOOL EDUCATORS free of charge  as  appropriate  or  for  a  fee  under
certain  circumstances.  The  commissioner may require where appropriate
any health care provider to make these materials available to patients.
  4. In exercising any of his or her  powers  under  this  section,  the
commissioner  may  consult  with  appropriate health care professionals,
providers, consumers, EDUCATORS and patients or organizations represent-
ing them.
  6. The commissioner  may  appoint  as  appropriate  advisory  councils
relating  to various matters that are or are proposed to be the subjects
of programs under this section. All such councils shall  include  repre-
sentation of health care professionals, providers, EDUCATORS, consumers,

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

S7115B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10016A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §207, Pub Health L; amd §3239, Ins L

S7115B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the inclusion of weight control in the health care and wellness education and outreach program; includes weight management and physical fitness in wellness programs.

S7115B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7115B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7115--B

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 30, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KLEIN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee  --  reported  favorably  from  said committee and
  committed to the Committee on Finance --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the  inclusion  of
  weight  control in the health care and wellness education and outreach
  program; and to amend the  insurance  law,  in  relation  to  wellness
  programs

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

  Section 1.  The opening paragraph of subdivision 1,  and  subdivisions
3,  4  and  6  of  section  207  of the public health law, as amended by
section 16 of part A of chapter 109 of the laws of 2010, are amended  to
read as follows:
  There  is  hereby  created  within  the department the health care and
wellness education and outreach  program.  The  department  may  conduct
education  and  outreach  programs  for  consumers, patients, EDUCATORS,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL  EDUCATORS,
and  health  care  providers  relating  to  any  health care matters the
commissioner deems appropriate and:
  3. The department may produce, make available to  others  for  reprod-
uction,  or  contract with others to develop such materials mentioned in
this section as the  commissioner  deems  appropriate.  These  materials
shall  be  made  available to the public AND TO EDUCATORS, INCLUDING BUT
NOT LIMITED TO ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATORS free of  charge
as appropriate or for a fee under certain circumstances. The commission-
er  may require where appropriate any health care provider to make these
materials available to patients.
  4. In exercising any of his or her  powers  under  this  section,  the
commissioner  may  consult  with  appropriate health care professionals,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13426-18-2

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