Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 20, 2014||
reported and committed to finance
|Jan 08, 2014||
referred to health
|May 14, 2013||
referred to health
Senate Bill S5178
2013-2014 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2013-S5178 (ACTIVE) - Details
2013-S5178 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5178 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
2013-S5178 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5178 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 14, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- 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 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 treatments for the disease can be effective, they can lead to damaging side effects. (e) The pain and fatigue associated with lupus can threaten people's ability to live independently, make it difficult to maintain employment and lead normal lives, and one in five people with lupus is disabled by the disease, and consequently receives support from government programs, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02044-01-3
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