senate Bill S3137B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Defines maternal depression, requires the provision of maternal depression education, and the provision of a screening and referral plan for the state

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Jun 12, 2013 print number 3137c
amend and recommit to health
Jun 10, 2013 print number 3137b
amend and recommit to health
May 29, 2013 print number 3137a
amend (t) and recommit to health
Jan 30, 2013 referred to health

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S3137 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7667A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2500-k, amd §§207, 2803-j & 2803-n, Pub Health L; amd §§3216 & 4303, add §3217-g, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7355

S3137 - Summary

Defines maternal depression; requires the provision of maternal depression education, and the provision of a screening and referral plan for the state.

S3137 - Sponsor Memo

S3137 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3137

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the insurance law, in relation
  to defining perinatal depression, requiring the provision of perinatal
  depression education, and requiring the provision of a  screening  and
  data reporting plan for the state

  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
2502-a to read as follows:
  S  2502-A.  PERINATAL  DEPRESSION.  1.  DEFINITIONS.  AS  USED IN THIS
SECTION:
  (A) PERINATAL DEPRESSION MEANS A WIDE RANGE OF EMOTIONAL  AND  PSYCHO-
LOGICAL  REACTIONS  A  MOTHER  MAY  EXPERIENCE  AFTER  CHILDBIRTH. THESE
REACTIONS MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT  LIMITED  TO,  FEELINGS  OF  DESPAIR,
PROLONGED  SADNESS,  EXTREME GUILT, THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE, LACK OF ENERGY,
DIFFICULTY CONCENTRATING, FATIGUE,  EXTREME  CHANGES  IN  APPETITE,  AND
THOUGHTS  OF SUICIDE AND/OR OF HARMING THE BABY. PERINATAL DEPRESSION IS
COMMONLY CHARACTERIZED AS (1) "BABY BLUES"-THE MILDEST FORM;  (2)  POST-
PARTUM  DEPRESSION;  OR  (3) POSTPARTUM PSYCHOSIS-THE SEVEREST FORM. THE
CHARACTERIZATION CORRESPONDS TO THE VARYING DEGREE TO WHICH  THE  MOTHER
EXPERIENCES SYMPTOMS.
  (B)  "MATERNAL  HEALTH  PROFESSIONAL"  MEANS  A PHYSICIAN, MIDWIFE, OR
OTHER AUTHORIZED PRACTITIONER ATTENDING A PREGNANT WOMAN.
  2. DATA REPORTING FOR PERINATAL DEPRESSION. (A) THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL
DEVELOP  STANDARDS FOR EFFECTIVE SCREENING OF PERINATAL DEPRESSION USING
RECOGNIZED CLINICAL STANDARDS AND  EVIDENCE-BASED  PRACTICES.  EFFECTIVE
STANDARDIZED,  VALIDATED  DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS USED FOR PERINATAL DEPRESSION
SCREENING MAY INCLUDE THE EDINBURGH POSTNATAL DEPRESSION  SCALE  (EPDS),
THE  POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SCREEN (PPDS), THE BECK DEPRESSION INVENTORY-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01525-01-3

S3137A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7667A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2500-k, amd §§207, 2803-j & 2803-n, Pub Health L; amd §§3216 & 4303, add §3217-g, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7355

S3137A - Summary

Defines maternal depression; requires the provision of maternal depression education, and the provision of a screening and referral plan for the state.

S3137A - Sponsor Memo

S3137A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3137--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KRUEGER -- 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 and the insurance law, in relation
  to  developing  a  maternal depression screening and referral plan for
  the state, and providing maternal depression education

  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
2500-k to read as follows:
  S 2500-K. MATERNAL DEPRESSION.  1.  DEFINITIONS.    AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION:
  (A)  "MATERNAL DEPRESSION" MEANS A WIDE RANGE OF EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHO-
LOGICAL REACTIONS A WOMAN  MAY  EXPERIENCE  DURING  PREGNANCY  OR  AFTER
CHILDBIRTH.  THESE  REACTIONS MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, FEEL-
INGS OF DESPAIR OR EXTREME GUILT, PROLONGED  SADNESS,  LACK  OF  ENERGY,
DIFFICULTY  CONCENTRATING,  FATIGUE,  EXTREME  CHANGES  IN APPETITE, AND
THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE OR OF HARMING  THE  BABY.  MATERNAL  DEPRESSION  MAY
INCLUDE PRENATAL DEPRESSION, THE "BABY BLUES," POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION, OR
POSTPARTUM PSYCHOSIS-THE SEVEREST FORM.
  (B)  "MATERNAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDER" MEANS A PHYSICIAN, MIDWIFE, NURSE
PRACTITIONER, OR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, OR OTHER HEALTH CARE  PRACTITIONER
ACTING  WITHIN HIS OR HER LAWFUL SCOPE OF PRACTICE, ATTENDING A PREGNANT
WOMAN OR A WOMAN UP TO ONE YEAR AFTER CHILDBIRTH,  INCLUDING  A  PRACTI-
TIONER ATTENDING THE WOMAN'S CHILD UP TO ONE YEAR AFTER CHILDBIRTH.
  2.  MATERNAL  DEPRESSION SCREENING. (A) THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTA-
TION  WITH  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF   MENTAL   HEALTH,   SHALL   ESTABLISH
EVIDENCE-BASED  GUIDELINES  FOR MATERNAL DEPRESSION SCREENING FOR USE BY
MATERNAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND PEDIATRIC PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS.  IN
DEVELOPING  GUIDELINES  UNDER  THIS  SECTION,  THE  COMMISSIONER AND THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01525-02-3

S3137B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7667A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2500-k, amd §§207, 2803-j & 2803-n, Pub Health L; amd §§3216 & 4303, add §3217-g, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7355

S3137B - Summary

Defines maternal depression; requires the provision of maternal depression education, and the provision of a screening and referral plan for the state.

S3137B - Sponsor Memo

S3137B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3137--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KRUEGER -- 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  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the insurance law, in relation
  to developing a maternal depression screening and  referral  plan  for
  the state, and providing maternal depression education

  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
2500-k to read as follows:
  S  2500-K.  MATERNAL  DEPRESSION.  1.  DEFINITIONS.    AS USED IN THIS
SECTION:
  (A) "MATERNAL DEPRESSION" MEANS A WIDE RANGE OF EMOTIONAL AND  PSYCHO-
LOGICAL  REACTIONS  A  WOMAN  MAY  EXPERIENCE  DURING PREGNANCY OR AFTER
CHILDBIRTH. THESE REACTIONS MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED  TO,  FEEL-
INGS  OF  DESPAIR  OR  EXTREME GUILT, PROLONGED SADNESS, LACK OF ENERGY,
DIFFICULTY CONCENTRATING, FATIGUE,  EXTREME  CHANGES  IN  APPETITE,  AND
THOUGHTS  OF  SUICIDE  OR  OF  HARMING THE BABY. MATERNAL DEPRESSION MAY
INCLUDE PRENATAL DEPRESSION, THE "BABY BLUES," POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION, OR
POSTPARTUM PSYCHOSIS-THE SEVEREST FORM.
  (B) "MATERNAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDER" MEANS A PHYSICIAN, MIDWIFE,  NURSE
PRACTITIONER,  OR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, OR OTHER HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER
ACTING WITHIN HIS OR HER LAWFUL SCOPE OF PRACTICE, ATTENDING A  PREGNANT
WOMAN  OR  A  WOMAN UP TO ONE YEAR AFTER CHILDBIRTH, INCLUDING A PRACTI-
TIONER ATTENDING THE WOMAN'S CHILD UP TO ONE YEAR AFTER CHILDBIRTH.
  2. MATERNAL DEPRESSION SCREENING. (A) THE COMMISSIONER,  IN  CONSULTA-
TION   WITH   THE   COMMISSIONER   OF  MENTAL  HEALTH,  SHALL  ESTABLISH
EVIDENCE-BASED GUIDELINES FOR MATERNAL DEPRESSION SCREENING FOR  USE  BY
MATERNAL  HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND PEDIATRIC PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS. IN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01525-05-3

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S3137C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7667A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2500-k, amd §§207, 2803-j & 2803-n, Pub Health L; amd §§3216 & 4303, add §3217-g, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7355

S3137C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Defines maternal depression; requires the provision of maternal depression education, and the provision of a screening and referral plan for the state.

S3137C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3137C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3137--C

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KRUEGER -- 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  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the insurance law, in relation
  to  developing  a  maternal depression screening and referral plan for
  the state, and providing maternal depression education

  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
2500-k to read as follows:
  S 2500-K. MATERNAL DEPRESSION.  1.  DEFINITIONS.    AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION:
  (A)  "MATERNAL DEPRESSION" MEANS A WIDE RANGE OF EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHO-
LOGICAL REACTIONS A WOMAN  MAY  EXPERIENCE  DURING  PREGNANCY  OR  AFTER
CHILDBIRTH.  THESE  REACTIONS MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, FEEL-
INGS OF DESPAIR OR EXTREME GUILT, PROLONGED  SADNESS,  LACK  OF  ENERGY,
DIFFICULTY  CONCENTRATING,  FATIGUE,  EXTREME  CHANGES  IN APPETITE, AND
THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE OR OF HARMING  THE  BABY.  MATERNAL  DEPRESSION  MAY
INCLUDE PRENATAL DEPRESSION, THE "BABY BLUES," POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION, OR
POSTPARTUM PSYCHOSIS-THE SEVEREST FORM.
  (B)  "MATERNAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDER" MEANS A PHYSICIAN, MIDWIFE, NURSE
PRACTITIONER, OR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, OR OTHER HEALTH CARE  PRACTITIONER
ACTING  WITHIN HIS OR HER LAWFUL SCOPE OF PRACTICE, ATTENDING A PREGNANT
WOMAN OR A WOMAN UP TO ONE YEAR AFTER CHILDBIRTH,  INCLUDING  A  PRACTI-
TIONER ATTENDING THE WOMAN'S CHILD UP TO ONE YEAR AFTER CHILDBIRTH.
  2.  MATERNAL  DEPRESSION SCREENING. (A) THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTA-
TION  WITH  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF   MENTAL   HEALTH,   SHALL   ESTABLISH

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01525-07-3

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