|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Sep 04, 2014||signed chap.342|
|Aug 25, 2014||delivered to governor|
|Jun 02, 2014||returned to senate|
ordered to third reading cal.804
substituted for a4465a
|May 07, 2014||referred to ways and means|
delivered to assembly
|Mar 04, 2014||advanced to third reading|
|Mar 03, 2014||2nd report cal.|
|Feb 27, 2014||1st report cal.203|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|May 07, 2013||referred to health|
delivered to assembly
|May 06, 2013||ordered to third reading cal.559|
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Feb 21, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S3817Signed By Governor
Directs the department of health to establish an internet website to advance women's health initiatives
Archive: Last Bill Status - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
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May 7, 2014 - floor VoteS3817590floor59Aye0Nay0Absent2Excused0Abstained
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Floor Vote: May 7, 2014aye (59)
Feb 27, 2014 - Health committee VoteS3817160committee16Aye0Nay0Aye with Reservations0Absent0Excused0Abstained
May 7, 2013 - floor VoteS3817610floor61Aye0Nay1Absent1Excused0Abstained
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Floor Vote: May 7, 2013aye (61)
absent (1)excused (1)
May 6, 2013 - Rules committee VoteS3817220committee22Aye0Nay0Aye with Reservations0Absent3Excused0Abstained
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S3817 - Bill Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Public Health Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 2 Title VI §266, Pub Health L
S3817 - Bill Texts
Directs the department of health to establish an internet website to advance women's health initiatives.
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TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
establishing a women's health website
PURPOSE: Directs the Department of Health (DOH) to establish an
internet website to advance women's health initiatives and promote the
expansion of covered preventative services pursuant to federal law.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one creates a new title under which the DOH shall establish
and maintain an internet website for the purpose of advancing women's
health initiatives. Information shall be provided for the purposes of
educating the public and raising awareness of women's health issues.
Information and links to useful resources shall be provided to
encourage use of services now made more widely available to women in
the state of New York. The website shall also include information
detailing the 22 preventative services now covered pursuant to federal
law and regulations. This section also requires the DOH to consider
making use of social media networks for the purposes of further
advancing women's health initiatives.
JUSTIFICATION: The Affordable Care Act makes several changes to
public programs, insurance and other aspects of health policy that
affect women's health. In 2010, provisions took effect on the federal
level and were implemented into state law which expand coverage of
certain preventative measures for women's health. The establishment of
an up-to-date website would greatly assist women in understanding
these and other changes as they take effect.
Further, the website should provide timely information on health
issues of importance to women. The availability of such educational
materials and resources will help raise awareness among women. The
federal government provides a website (http://www.womenshealth.gov/)
for similar purposes. New Yorker's should have access to a similar
site specific to New York. When considering the policy options to
improve the health of women, one suggestion presented by the National
Conference of State Legislatures was to support policies that
effectively use alternative media (i.e. social networking) for the
purposes of promoting and communicating with women.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.7330 (similar) passed Senate.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3817 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 21, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HANNON -- 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 establishing a women's health website THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Article 2 of the public health law is amended by adding a new title VI to read as follows: TITLE VI WOMEN'S HEALTH SECTION 266. DEPARTMENT WEBSITE. S 266. DEPARTMENT WEBSITE. 1. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ESTABLISH AND MAIN- TAIN AN INTERNET WEBSITE FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADVANCING WOMEN'S HEALTH INITIATIVES. THE WEBSITE SHALL PROVIDE INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF EDUCATING THE PUBLIC AND RAISING AWARENESS OF WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES, PROVIDE LINKS TO USEFUL RESOURCES AND ENCOURAGE THE USE OF SERVICES NOW MADE MORE WIDELY AVAILABLE TO THE WOMEN OF NEW YORK STATE. THE WEBSITE SHALL ALSO PROMOTE THE FOLLOWING PREVENTATIVE SERVICES NOW COVERED PURSUANT TO FEDERAL LAW AND REGULATION, AND EXPLAIN THAT SUCH SERVICES MUST BE COVERED WITH NO COST SHARING: (A) ANEMIA SCREENING FOR PREGNANT WOMEN; (B) BACTERIURIA URINARY TRACT OR OTHER INFECTION SCREENING FOR PREG- NANT WOMEN; (C) BRCA COUNSELING ABOUT GENETIC TESTING FOR WOMEN AT HIGHER RISK; (D) BREAST CANCER MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS EVERY ONE TO TWO YEARS FOR WOMEN OVER AGE FORTY; (E) BREAST CANCER CHEMOPREVENTION COUNSELING FOR WOMEN AT HIGHER RISK; (F) BREASTFEEDING COMPREHENSIVE SUPPORT AND COUNSELING FROM TRAINED PROVIDERS, AS WELL AS ACCESS TO BREASTFEEDING SUPPLIES, FOR PREGNANT AND NURSING WOMEN; (G) CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING FOR SEXUALLY ACTIVE WOMEN; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09126-01-3 S. 3817 2 (H) CHLAMYDIA INFECTION SCREENING FOR YOUNGER WOMEN AND OTHER WOMEN AT HIGHER RISK; (I) CONTRACEPTION: FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION-APPROVED CONTRACEPTIVE METHODS, STERILIZATION PROCEDURES, AND PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING, NOT INCLUDING ABORTIFACIENT DRUGS; (J) DOMESTIC AND INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE SCREENING AND COUNSELING FOR ALL WOMEN; (K) FOLIC ACID SUPPLEMENTS FOR WOMEN WHO MAY BECOME PREGNANT; (L) GESTATIONAL DIABETES SCREENING FOR WOMEN TWENTY-FOUR TO TWENTY-EIGHT WEEKS PREGNANT AND THOSE AT HIGH RISK OF DEVELOPING GESTA- TIONAL DIABETES; (M) GONORRHEA SCREENING FOR ALL WOMEN AT HIGHER RISK; (N) HEPATITIS B SCREENING FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AT THEIR FIRST PRENATAL VISIT; (O) HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) SCREENING AND COUNSELING FOR SEXUALLY ACTIVE WOMEN; (P) HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) DNA TEST: HIGH RISK HPV DNA TESTING EVERY THREE YEARS FOR WOMEN WITH NORMAL CYTOLOGY RESULTS WHO ARE THIRTY YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER; (Q) OSTEOPOROSIS SCREENING FOR WOMEN OVER AGE SIXTY DEPENDING ON RISK FACTORS; (R) RH INCOMPATIBILITY SCREENING FOR ALL PREGNANT WOMEN AND FOLLOW-UP TESTING FOR WOMEN AT HIGHER RISK; (S) TOBACCO USE SCREENING AND INTERVENTIONS FOR ALL WOMEN, AND EXPANDED COUNSELING FOR PREGNANT TOBACCO USERS; (T) SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS (STI) COUNSELING FOR SEXUALLY ACTIVE WOMEN; (U) SYPHILIS SCREENING FOR ALL PREGNANT WOMEN OR OTHER WOMEN AT INCREASED RISK; AND (V) WELL-WOMAN VISITS TO OBTAIN RECOMMENDED PREVENTIVE SERVICES. 2. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ALSO CONSIDER MAKING USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADVANCING SUCH INITIATIVES. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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