senate Bill S421

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of health to report on the very high incidence of asthma in the state

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S421 - Details

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Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1359
2009-2010: S4477

S421 - Summary

Directs the commissioner of health to study and report on the very high incidence of asthma in the state.

S421 - Sponsor Memo

S421 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

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

AN ACT to direct the commissioner of health  to  report  upon  the  high
  incidence of asthma in the state


  Section 1. (a) Within 90 days of the effective date of this  act,  the
commissioner of health shall commence to examine and evaluate the alarm-
ingly  high and disproportionate incidence of asthma in the state.  Such
commissioner shall specifically study and evaluate the following factors
related to those persons who have asthma:
  (i) income level;
  (ii) race;
  (iii) gender;
  (iv) age group;
  (v) housing accommodations: single family dwelling, two to six  family
dwelling or housing project;
  (vi) residence proximity to industrial sites;
  (vii) residence proximity to highways; and
  (viii)  type of health insurance providing coverage to the person with
asthma (private, Medicaid, child health insurance plan or family  health
  (b)  Within  one  year of the effective date of this act, such commis-
sioner shall report to the governor and  the  legislature,  his  or  her
findings and any recommendations he or she shall deem necessary.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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