senate Bill S7129

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring hospitals and birth centers to request each maternity patient and father of a newborn view a video presentation on safe sleeping practices for newborns

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Apr 30, 2014 referred to health

S7129 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9435
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2803-j, Pub Health L

S7129 - Summary

Relates to requiring hospitals and birth centers to request each maternity patient and father of a newborn view a video presentation on safe sleeping practices for newborns.

S7129 - Sponsor Memo

S7129 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 7129                                                  A. 9435

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                             April 30, 2014
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

IN  ASSEMBLY  --  Introduced by M. of A. PEOPLES-STOKES -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  requiring  hospi-
  tals and birth centers to request each maternity patient and father of
  a  newborn  view  a  video presentation on safe sleeping practices for
  newborns

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

  Section  1.  Section  2803-j  of  the public health law, as amended by
chapter 62 of the laws of 1996, is amended by adding  two  new  subdivi-
sions 1-d and 7 to read as follows:
  1-D.  THE  INFORMATIONAL  LEAFLET SHALL ALSO INCLUDE AN EXPLANATION OF
UNSAFE SLEEPING PRACTICES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE DANGERS  OF
CO-SLEEPING  WITH A NEWBORN, INFANT OR CHILD, THE POTENTIAL FATAL CONSE-
QUENCES FROM SUCH UNSAFE SLEEPING PRACTICES AND RECOMMENDED SAFE  SLEEP-
ING  PRACTICES.  THE  LEAFLET  SHALL  INCLUDE  STATISTICS CONCERNING THE
NUMBER OF DEATHS OF INFANTS AND CHILDREN EACH YEAR SUSPECTED OR KNOWN TO
BE CAUSED BY UNSAFE SLEEPING PRACTICES INCLUDING THE  NUMBER  OF  DEATHS
FROM  CO-SLEEPING  PRACTICES.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL CAUSE A SUFFICIENT
NUMBER OF SUCH LEAFLETS TO BE PRODUCED TO ALLOW PARENTS OF NEWBORN CHIL-
DREN TO TAKE A LEAFLET HOME WITH THEM. THE LEAFLET SHALL BE MADE  AVAIL-
ABLE IN LANGUAGES BEST DESIGNED TO CONVEY THE INFORMATION TO THE PARENTS
WHO  RECEIVE  MATERNITY  RELATED  SERVICES  AT SUCH HOSPITAL OR BIRTHING
CENTER.
  7. EVERY HOSPITAL OR BIRTH CENTER SHALL REQUEST  THAT  EACH  MATERNITY
PATIENT  AND FATHER OF A NEWBORN CHILD, IF AVAILABLE, VIEW A VIDEO PRES-
ENTATION, APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER,  ON  UNSAFE  SLEEPING  PRACTICES
INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,  THE  DANGERS  OF  CO-SLEEPING WITH A
NEWBORN, INFANT OR CHILD, THE POTENTIAL  FATAL  CONSEQUENCES  FROM  SUCH
UNSAFE  SLEEPING  PRACTICES AND RECOMMENDED SAFE SLEEPING PRACTICES. THE
VIDEO SHALL INCLUDE  STATISTICS  CONCERNING  THE  NUMBER  OF  DEATHS  OF

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

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