senate Bill S3211A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the interagency task force on health literacy

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 10, 2014 print number 3211a
amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Jan 31, 2013 referred to higher education

S3211 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9152
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §238-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1142
2009-2010: S5626

S3211 - Summary

Establishes the interagency task force on health literacy, to study health literacy and develop recommendations for improving health literacy in this state.

S3211 - Sponsor Memo

S3211 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3211

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the  establishment  of
  the interagency task force on health literacy

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. 1. It is the intent of the  legislature
to  improve  health  care  access  and  outcomes, and reduce unnecessary
health care spending by addressing the issue of health literacy.  Health
literacy  is the degree to which an individual, or individuals, have the
capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health care information
and services necessary for them to make appropriate health decisions.
  2. A patient's health literacy may be affected if they have low educa-
tion skills, cultural  barriers  to  seeking  health  care,  or  limited
English  proficiency  (LEP).    Demographically, individuals with health
literacy challenges often  are  represented  disproportionately  in  the
following  groups:  older adults, minority and/or immigrant populations,
lower-income populations, and medically underserved populations.
  3. Although New York has some existing  health  literacy  initiatives,
the  legislature  finds  that  a comprehensive statewide health literacy
task force is a necessary and valuable step toward eliminating  as  much
as  practicable  the  negative  outcomes that health literacy challenges
create in the state.
  S 2. The education law is amended by adding a  new  section  238-b  to
read as follows:
  S 238-B. INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE ON HEALTH LITERACY. 1. THERE IS HEREBY
ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, AN INTERAGENCY TASK
FORCE  ON HEALTH LITERACY TO BE ADMINISTERED ACCORDING TO THE PROVISIONS
OF THIS SECTION. SUCH TASK FORCE  SHALL  ASSIST  THE  HEALTH  AND  HUMAN
SERVICE  AGENCIES OF THIS STATE IN STUDYING HEALTH LITERACY AND DEVELOP-
ING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING HEALTH LITERACY IN THIS STATE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06796-01-3

S3211A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9152
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §238-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1142
2009-2010: S5626

S3211A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the interagency task force on health literacy, to study health literacy and develop recommendations for improving health literacy in this state.

S3211A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3211A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3211--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education -- recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Higher Education 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 education law, in relation to the  establishment  of
  the interagency task force on health literacy

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. 1. It is the intent of the  legislature
to  improve  health  care  access  and  outcomes, and reduce unnecessary
health care spending by addressing the issue of health literacy.  Health
literacy  is the degree to which an individual, or individuals, have the
capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health care information
and services necessary for them to make appropriate health decisions.
  2. A patient's health literacy may be affected if they have low educa-
tion skills, cultural  barriers  to  seeking  health  care,  or  limited
English  proficiency  (LEP).    Demographically, individuals with health
literacy challenges often  are  represented  disproportionately  in  the
following  groups:  older adults, minority and/or immigrant populations,
lower-income populations, and medically underserved populations.
  3. Although New York has some existing  health  literacy  initiatives,
the  legislature  finds  that  a comprehensive statewide health literacy
task force is a necessary and valuable step toward eliminating  as  much
as  practicable  the  negative  outcomes that health literacy challenges
create in the state.
  S 2. The education law is amended by adding a  new  section  238-b  to
read as follows:
  S 238-B. INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE ON HEALTH LITERACY. 1. THERE IS HEREBY
ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, AN INTERAGENCY TASK
FORCE  ON HEALTH LITERACY TO BE ADMINISTERED ACCORDING TO THE PROVISIONS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06796-02-4

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