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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|May 16, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S5436
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S5436 - Details
S5436 - Summary
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.
S5436 - Sponsor Memo
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,
S5436 - Bill Text download pdf
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
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