senate Bill S243A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for the development of an environmental health tracking system within the department of health with cooperation from certain other agencies

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 28, 2014 print number 243a
amend and recommit to health
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Jan 09, 2013 referred to health

S243 - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §804, Pub Health L; add §3-0319, En Con L; add §888, Lab L; add §355-d, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S873A
2009-2010: S5298A

S243 - Summary

Provides for the development of an environmental health tracking system within the department of health with cooperation from the departments of environmental conservation and labor; provides that the purpose is to gather various environmental data to correlate with disease data; requires the cooperation of the state university of New York school of public health at Albany and Buffalo.

S243 - Sponsor Memo

S243 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   243

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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  environmental  conservation
  law,  the labor law and the education law, in relation to creating the
  environmental health tracking system

  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
804 to read as follows:
  S 804. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TRACKING SYSTEM.  1. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS
AND DECLARES ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:
  A.  THERE CURRENTLY EXIST SEVERAL HEALTH AND  ENVIRONMENTAL  DATABASES
MAINTAINED  BY  THE  STATE.  HOWEVER, THERE IS LITTLE OR NO COORDINATION
BETWEEN THE USE AND ANALYSIS OF THESE DATA AS THEY PERTAIN  TO  ENVIRON-
MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, OR ACCESSIBILITY OF THIS INFORMATION BY INTERESTED
PARTIES AND RESEARCHERS.  IN ITS FIGHT AGAINST CHRONIC DISEASES, INCLUD-
ING  BIRTH  DEFECTS, THAT ARE RELATED TO THE ENVIRONMENT, THE STATE MUST
GIVE COMMUNITIES AND PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS SOLID, RELIABLE  INFOR-
MATION,  WHICH  IS  THE  MOST  BASIC  TOOL  WITH  WHICH TO UNDERTAKE THE
PREVENTION OF THESE DISEASES.
  B. ANALYSIS OF AVAILABLE  DATA  USED  TO  TRACK  AND  MONITOR  CHRONIC
DISEASES IS CRITICAL TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:
  (1)  KNOWING  WHERE AND HOW TO PUT IN PLACE THE MOST EFFECTIVE STRATE-
GIES TO PREVENT DISEASES;
  (2) ASSESSING THE CONTRIBUTION OF DISEASES TO DISABILITIES AND  PREMA-
TURE MORTALITY;
  (3) MEASURING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PREVENTION STRATEGIES; AND
  (4)  GENERATING  HYPOTHESES  THAT MAY LEAD TO NEW SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE
ABOUT THE CAUSES OF, AND MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO FIGHT, CHRONIC DISEASES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00258-01-3

S243A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §804, Pub Health L; add §3-0319, En Con L; add §888, Lab L; add §355-d, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S873A
2009-2010: S5298A

S243A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the development of an environmental health tracking system within the department of health with cooperation from the departments of environmental conservation and labor; provides that the purpose is to gather various environmental data to correlate with disease data; requires the cooperation of the state university of New York school of public health at Albany and Buffalo.

S243A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S243A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 243--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on  Health in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the public health law, the environmental conservation
  law, the labor law and the education law, in relation to creating  the
  environmental health tracking system

  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
804 to read as follows:
  S 804. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TRACKING SYSTEM.  1. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS
AND DECLARES ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:
  A.    THERE CURRENTLY EXIST SEVERAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL DATABASES
MAINTAINED BY THE STATE. HOWEVER, THERE IS  LITTLE  OR  NO  COORDINATION
BETWEEN  THE  USE AND ANALYSIS OF THESE DATA AS THEY PERTAIN TO ENVIRON-
MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, OR ACCESSIBILITY OF THIS INFORMATION BY INTERESTED
PARTIES AND RESEARCHERS.  IN ITS FIGHT AGAINST CHRONIC DISEASES, INCLUD-
ING BIRTH DEFECTS, THAT ARE RELATED TO THE ENVIRONMENT, THE  STATE  MUST
GIVE  COMMUNITIES AND PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS SOLID, RELIABLE INFOR-
MATION, WHICH IS THE  MOST  BASIC  TOOL  WITH  WHICH  TO  UNDERTAKE  THE
PREVENTION OF THESE DISEASES.
  B.  ANALYSIS  OF  AVAILABLE  DATA  USED  TO  TRACK AND MONITOR CHRONIC
DISEASES IS CRITICAL TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:
  (1) KNOWING WHERE AND HOW TO PUT IN PLACE THE MOST  EFFECTIVE  STRATE-
GIES TO PREVENT DISEASES;
  (2)  ASSESSING THE CONTRIBUTION OF DISEASES TO DISABILITIES AND PREMA-
TURE MORTALITY;
  (3) MEASURING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PREVENTION STRATEGIES; AND

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

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