senate Bill S1233

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the save our sight program and the save our sight fund to provide vision screening and educational information

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Jan 09, 2013 referred to health

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S1233 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4057
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §23, Pub Health L; add §401-c, V & T L; add §81, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1764A, A3427A
2009-2010: S1126, A1382

S1233 - Summary

Establishes the save our sight program and the save our sight fund to promote vision health and safety for children; targets children with amblyopia for support regarding such children's vision; provides for information to be disseminated by the department of motor vehicles and for voluntary contributions to the fund.

S1233 - Sponsor Memo

S1233 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1233

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PERKINS,  DIAZ, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER,
  MONTGOMERY, PARKER, STAVISKY -- read twice and  ordered  printed,  and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, the vehicle and traffic law and
  the state finance law, in relation to establishing the save our  sight
  program and the save our sight fund

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

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 23
to read as follows:
  S 23. SAVE OUR SIGHT PROGRAM. THE COMMISSIONER, IN  CONSULTATION  WITH
THE COMMISSIONER OF MOTOR VEHICLES, IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO
ESTABLISH WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT, A SAVE OUR SIGHT PROGRAM.  SUCH PROGRAM
SHALL:
  1.  PROVIDE  SUPPORT  TO  NONPROFIT  ORGANIZATIONS  THAT  OFFER VISION
SCREENING AND EDUCATION SERVICES;
  2. IMPLEMENT A VOLUNTARY  CHILDREN'S  VISION  SCREENING  TRAINING  AND
CERTIFICATION  PROGRAM FOR VOLUNTEERS, CHILD DAY-CARE PROVIDERS, NURSES,
TEACHERS, HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS PRACTICING IN PRIMARY CARE  SETTINGS
AND FOR OTHER PERSONS SERVING CHILDREN;
  3.  DEVELOP  AND  IMPLEMENT  A  REGISTRY  AND  TARGETED VOLUNTARY CASE
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO  DETERMINE  WHETHER  CHILDREN  WITH  AMBLYOPIA  ARE
RECEIVING PROFESSIONAL EYE CARE AND TO PROVIDE PARENTS AND LEGAL GUARDI-
ANS  OF  CHILDREN  WITH AMBLYOPIA WITH INFORMATION AND SUPPORT REGARDING
SUCH CHILDREN'S VISION;
  4. ESTABLISH A MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM FOR THE  PURCHASE  AND  DISTRIB-
UTION OF PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR TO CHILDREN;
  5.  PROVIDE  VISION HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAMS AND MATERIALS TO CLASS-
ROOMS; AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00716-01-3

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