senate Bill S270B

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires facilities to perform pulse oximetry screening on newborns

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  • 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
Jul 31, 2013 signed chap.184
Jul 19, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 12, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1216
substituted for s270b
Jun 12, 2013 substituted by a2316b
Jun 11, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.1216
reported and committed to rules
May 16, 2013 print number 270b
amend and recommit to finance
May 07, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Apr 25, 2013 print number 270a
amend (t) and recommit to health
Jan 09, 2013 referred to health

Votes

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Jun 11, 2013 - Finance committee Vote

S270B
35
0
committee
35
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 11, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S270B
24
1
committee
24
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 7, 2013 - Health committee Vote

S270A
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 7, 2013

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

Bill Amendments

Original
A
B (Active)
Original
A
B (Active)

Co-Sponsors

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S270 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2316B
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2500-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6726, A7941

S270 - Summary

Requires facilities to perform pulse oximetry screening on newborns.

S270 - Sponsor Memo

S270 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   270

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LARKIN -- 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 requiring  facili-
  ties to perform pulse oximetry screening on newborns

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent.   Congenital heart defects  (CHDs)  are
structural  abnormalities  of  the heart that are present at birth; CHDs
range in severity from simple problems such as holes between chambers of
the heart, to severe malformations, such as the complete absence of  one
or  more  chambers  or  valves;  some critical CHDs can cause severe and
life-threatening symptoms which require intervention  within  the  first
days of life.
  According to the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services'
Advisory  Committee  on  Heritable  Disorders  in Newborns and Children,
congenital heart disease affects approximately seven to  nine  of  every
1,000  live  births in the United States and Europe. The federal Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention states that CHD is the leading  cause
of infant death due to birth defects.
  Current  methods  for detecting CHDs generally include prenatal ultra-
sound screening  and  repeated  clinical  examinations;  while  prenatal
ultrasound  screenings  can  detect some major congenital heart defects,
these screenings, alone, identify less than half of all CHD  cases,  and
critical  CHD  cases  are  often  missed  during  routine clinical exams
performed prior to a newborn's discharge from a birthing facility.
  Pulse oximetry is a non-invasive test that estimates the percentage of
hemoglobin in blood that is saturated with oxygen. When performed  on  a
newborn  a  minimum of 24 hours after birth, pulse oximetry screening is
often more effective at detecting critical, life-threatening CHDs  which
otherwise  go  undetected  by  current  screening methods. Newborns with

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

Co-Sponsors

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S270A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2316B
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2500-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6726, A7941

S270A - Summary

Requires facilities to perform pulse oximetry screening on newborns.

S270A - Sponsor Memo

S270A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 270--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. LARKIN, ADDABBO, BOYLE, BRESLIN, GRISANTI, KRUEGER,
  LATIMER, LAVALLE, MAZIARZ,  MONTGOMERY,  PERALTA  --  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 requiring facili-
  ties to screen newborns for critical congenital heart defects  through
  pulse oximetry screening

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent.   Congenital heart defects  (CHDs)  are
structural  abnormalities  of  the heart that are present at birth; CHDs
range in severity from simple problems such as holes between chambers of
the heart, to severe malformations, such as the complete absence of  one
or  more  chambers or valves; critical CHDs (CCHDs) are a subset of CHDs
that cause severe and life-threatening  symptoms  which  require  inter-
vention within the first days, weeks or months of life.
  According to the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services'
Advisory  Committee  on  Heritable  Disorders  in Newborns and Children,
congenital heart disease affects approximately seven to  nine  of  every
1,000  live  births in the United States and Europe. The federal Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention states that CHD is the leading  cause
of  infant death due to birth defects and that about forty-eight hundred
babies born each year have one of seven CCHDs.
  Current methods for detecting CHDs generally include  prenatal  ultra-
sound  screening  and  repeated  clinical  examinations;  while prenatal
ultrasound screenings can detect  some  major  CHDs,  these  screenings,
alone,  identify  less than half of all CHD cases.  CCHD cases are often
missed during routine clinical exams  performed  prior  to  a  newborn's
discharge from a birthing facility.

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

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S270B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2316B
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2500-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6726, A7941

S270B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires facilities to perform pulse oximetry screening on newborns.

S270B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S270B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 270--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. LARKIN, ADDABBO, BOYLE, BRESLIN, GRISANTI, KENNEDY,
  KRUEGER, LATIMER, LAVALLE, MAZIARZ, MONTGOMERY, PERALTA -- 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 committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring  facili-
  ties  to screen newborns for critical congenital heart defects through
  pulse oximetry screening

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

  Section  1.  Legislative intent.   Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are
structural abnormalities of the heart that are present  at  birth;  CHDs
range in severity from simple problems such as holes between chambers of
the  heart, to severe malformations, such as the complete absence of one
or more chambers or valves; critical CHDs (CCHDs) are a subset  of  CHDs
that  cause  severe  and  life-threatening symptoms which require inter-
vention within the first days, weeks or months of life.
  According to the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services'
Advisory Committee on Heritable  Disorders  in  Newborns  and  Children,
congenital  heart  disease  affects approximately seven to nine of every
1,000 live births in the United States and Europe. The  federal  Centers
for  Disease Control and Prevention states that CHD is the leading cause
of infant death due to birth defects and that about forty-eight  hundred
babies born each year have one of seven CCHDs.
  Current  methods  for detecting CHDs generally include prenatal ultra-
sound screening  and  repeated  clinical  examinations;  while  prenatal
ultrasound  screenings  can  detect  some  major CHDs, these screenings,

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

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