senate Bill S5436

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates a public umbilical cord blood banking program

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S5436 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3204
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 43-D ยง4372, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A2519, S3436
2009-2010: A2702, S2788

S5436 - Bill Texts

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Creates a public umbilical cord blood banking program within the department of health to promote public awareness of the potential benefits of public cord banking, to promote research into the uses of cord blood, and to facilitate pre-delivery arrangements for public banking of cord blood donations.

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BILL NUMBER:S5436

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
promotion of public umbilical cord blood banking

PURPOSE:To create a public umbilical cord blood banking program in New
York State:

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one establishes the umbilical cord
blood banking program to promote research into the uses of umbilical
cord blood. This section also requires the Department of Health to
develop a public education and outreach campaign, via written
materials, brochures, the internet and public service announcements to
promote public umbilical cord blood banking awareness. The section
also promotes research through public and private funding sources in
the potential benefits of umbilical cord blood as a source of stem
cells in the treatment of disease.

JUSTIFICATION: Umbilical cord research is rich in blood stem cells
that can serve as a lifeline in treating many life-threatening
diseases. Also, cord blood stem cells have been used to treat patients
suffering from almost 50 disorders. For example, a study published in
the November 24, 2004 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine
confirms that stem cells derived from the umbilical cords of newborn
babies are a viable and effective transplant source for thousands of
leukemia patients who have no other treatment option. In October 2005,
scientists in Korea claimed they enabled a patient who could not walk
for the last 19 years to walk by using stem cells from umbilical cord
blood.

Currently, there is only one not-for-profit cord blood bank in
Manhattan thus a public umbilical cord blood banking program would
enable more research and education for New Yorkers who need treatment.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012 - A.2519 - Held in Health Committee
2010 - A.2702 - Held in Health Committee 2008 - A.5081 - Held in
Health Committee 2006 - A.9416 Held in Health Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect 180 days after it shall
have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediately, the
addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary
for the implementation of this act on its effective date are
authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such
effective date.

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

                                  5436

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- 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  promotion  of
  public umbilical cord blood banking

  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  article
43-D to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 43-D
                   PUBLIC UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD BANKING
SECTION 4372. PUBLIC UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD BANKING PROGRAM.

  S  4372.  PUBLIC  UMBILICAL  CORD BLOOD BANKING PROGRAM. 1. THE PUBLIC
UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD BANKING PROGRAM IS HEREBY  ESTABLISHED  WITHIN  THE
DEPARTMENT  TO  PROMOTE  PUBLIC  AWARENESS  OF THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF
PUBLIC UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD BANKING, TO PROMOTE RESEARCH INTO  THE  USES
OF UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD, AND TO FACILITATE PRE-DELIVERY ARRANGEMENTS FOR
PUBLIC BANKING OF UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD DONATIONS.
  2. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL:
  (A)  DEVELOP  A  PUBLIC  EDUCATION  AND OUTREACH CAMPAIGN, VIA WRITTEN
MATERIALS, BROCHURES, THE INTERNET, AND PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS  TO
PROMOTE  PUBLIC  UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD BANKING AWARENESS AND EDUCATION OF
THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND POTENTIAL UMBILICAL  CORD  BLOOD  DONORS  OF  THE
BENEFITS OF PUBLIC UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD BANKING;
  (B)  DEVELOP  EDUCATIONAL  MATERIALS AND BROCHURES WHICH SHALL BE MADE
AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL  PUBLIC  AND  POTENTIAL  UMBILICAL  CORD  BLOOD
DONORS  THROUGH  LOCAL DEPARTMENTS OF HEALTH; HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS,
INCLUDING OBSTETRICIANS,  GYNECOLOGISTS,  PEDIATRICIANS,  AND  MIDWIVES;
HEALTH  MAINTENANCE  ORGANIZATIONS;  HOSPITALS; CLINICS, WALK-IN MEDICAL
CENTERS, MOBILE CARE UNITS, SURGI-CENTERS, AND URGENT CARE CENTERS;  AND
CLINICS AND ORGANIZATIONS SERVING PREGNANT WOMEN;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05957-01-3

S. 5436                             2

  (C)  COORDINATE AND PROMOTE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR HEALTH
CARE PROVIDERS ON THE BENEFITS OF PUBLIC UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD BANKING;
  (D)  PROMOTE  RESEARCH, THROUGH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FUNDING SOURCES, IN
THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF UMBILICAL CORD  BLOOD  AS  AN  ALTERNATIVE  TO
TISSUE TRANSPLANTATION AND AS A SOURCE OF STEM CELLS IN THE TREATMENT OF
DISEASE;
  (E)  DEVELOP CRITERIA, PURSUANT TO REGULATION, REGARDING THE APPROPRI-
ATE COLLECTION AND STORAGE OF UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD FOR  PUBLIC  BANKING;
THE IDENTIFICATION OF BLOOD BANKS AND THE AREA SERVED BY EACH SUCH BLOOD
BANK;  THE ADEQUACY OF SAFEGUARDS IN PLACE AT SUCH BLOOD BANKS TO ENSURE
THE SAFE COLLECTION AND STORAGE OF UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD; AND  PROVISIONS
FOR  ARRANGEMENTS  BETWEEN  SUCH  BLOOD  BANKS  AND HOSPITALS, INCLUDING
CERTIFICATION OF BLOOD BANK PERSONNEL, DESIGNATION  OF  RESPONSIBILITIES
AND  LIABILITIES  BETWEEN SUCH BLOOD BANK PERSONNEL AND HOSPITAL PERSON-
NEL; AND ANY OTHER PROVISIONS NECESSARY TO  ENSURE  THE  SAFETY  OF  THE
MOTHER,  HER  CHILD,  ANY  SUCH  PERSONNEL IN ATTENDANCE AT THE DELIVERY
AND/OR THE UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD COLLECTION SITE, AND THE STORED  UMBILI-
CAL CORD BLOOD; AND
  (F)  ESTABLISH  A  STATEWIDE  TOLL-FREE  TELEPHONE  NUMBER  TO RECEIVE
REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION AND TO DIRECT POTENTIAL  UMBILICAL  CORD  BLOOD
DONORS  TO  AVAILABLE PUBLIC UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD BANKS SERVING THE AREA
IN WHICH SUCH POTENTIAL DONOR RESIDES OR IS PLANNING TO DELIVER.
  3. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ACCEPT AND EXPEND  ANY  GRANTS,  AWARDS,  OR
OTHER  FUNDS OR APPROPRIATIONS AS MAY BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR THE PURPOSES
OF THIS ARTICLE, SUBJECT TO LIMITATIONS AS TO THE APPROVAL  OF  EXPENDI-
TURES AND AUDIT AS PRESCRIBED FOR STATE FUNDS BY THE STATE FINANCE LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly,  the  addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation
necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective  date  are
authorized  and  directed  to  be  made  and completed on or before such
effective date.

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