senate Bill S2439

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A2893 -


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 18, 2013 signed chap.519
Dec 06, 2013 delivered to governor
May 29, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.650
substituted for s2439
May 29, 2013 substituted by a2893
May 23, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 22, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 21, 2013 1st report cal.650
Apr 30, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 17, 2013 referred to health

Votes

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May 21, 2013 - Finance committee Vote

S2439
35
0
committee
35
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 30, 2013 - Health committee Vote

S2439
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S2439 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2893
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §207, Pub Health L; amd §3239, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7115B, A10016B

S2439 - 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.

S2439 - Sponsor Memo

S2439 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2439

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

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; 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,
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.
                                                           LBD06799-01-3

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