senate Bill S80

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires cardiac screening of student athletes

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S80 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2508
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง206, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S78A, A9727
2009-2010: S8492

S80 - Bill Texts

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Requires cardiac screening of student athletes; mandates coaches receive training in CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator.

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BILL NUMBER:S80

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring
preventative cardiac screening of student athletes

PURPOSE:
This legislation requires cardiac screening of student athletes;
mandates coaches receive training in CPR and the use of an automated
external defibrillator.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Section 206 of the public health law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 29 to read as follows: the commissioner shall, in
consultation with the commissioner of education, promulgate by
regulation, guidelines, and standards mandating that student athletes
receive preventative cardiac screening to detect conditions and
defects which may lead to illness, injury, and death as a result of
strenuous physical activity. The commissioner shall determine the
specific types of screening which shall be required including, but
not limited to, advanced screening for the diagnosis of hypertrophic
cardiomyopathy.

For purposes of this subdivision, "student athletes" shall mean any
student participating in supervised sporting activities organized by
a public or private school, or an organization, association or group
organized and functioning, in a whole or in part, for the purpose of
providing youth with the opportunity to participate in supervised
sporting activities.

JUSTIFICATION:
Basketball was a big part of Dominic Murray's life and death. He died
at the age of 17 after collapsing on the basketball court at SUNY
Farmingdale State College during an open gym pick up game, only a few
weeks after receiving medical clearance to play college sports. The
cause of his death was Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) due to cardiac
hypertrophy related to underlying heart problems. To keep Dominic
Murray's legacy alive for his contributions as a student, an athlete
and a compassionate young man, the Dominic A. Murray 21 Memorial
Foundation, Inc.
was formed to help prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) among young
athletes. Their mission is to implement preventative heart screening
programs in educational institutions and youth athletic organizations
and to provide training to coaches, teachers, and youth-athletic
volunteers in CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator
(AED).

The cardiac screening for student athletes cost $75.00, which usually
includes an electrocardiogram (EKG) and an echocardiogram. The
parents who can afford the cost will pay for the screening. The
school and districts do not pay for these services. For those
families that are unable to afford the cost, scholarships are
available.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:


2011-12: S.78-A
2010: S.8492/A.11670-A

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                   80

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- 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 requiring  preven-
  tative cardiac screening of student athletes

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

  Section 1. Section 206 of the public health law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 29 to read as follows:
  29. (A) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE  COMMISSIONER
OF EDUCATION, PROMULGATE BY REGULATION, GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS MANDAT-
ING  THAT  STUDENT  ATHLETES  RECEIVE  PREVENTATIVE CARDIAC SCREENING TO
DETECT CONDITIONS AND DEFECTS WHICH MAY LEAD TO ILLNESS, INJURY OR DEATH
AS A RESULT OF STRENUOUS PHYSICAL  ACTIVITY.    THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL
DETERMINE  THE  SPECIFIC  TYPES  OF  SCREENING  WHICH  SHALL BE REQUIRED
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ADVANCED SCREENING FOR THE  DIAGNOSIS  OF
HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY.
  (B) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, "STUDENT ATHLETE" SHALL MEAN ANY
STUDENT  PARTICIPATING  IN SUPERVISED SPORTING ACTIVITIES ORGANIZED BY A
PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SCHOOL,  OR  AN  ORGANIZATION,  ASSOCIATION  OR  GROUP
ORGANIZED  AND  FUNCTIONING,  IN  WHOLE  OR  IN PART, FOR THE PURPOSE OF
PROVIDING YOUTH WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN SUPERVISED SPORT-
ING ACTIVITIES.
  (C) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH BY REGULATION, GUIDELINES MANDAT-
ING THAT COACHES AND TRAINERS OF STUDENT ATHLETES, AS  DEFINED  IN  THIS
SUBDIVISION,  WHETHER  PAID  OR  UNPAID,  SHALL  BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE
TRAINING IN CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION AND  THE  CORRECT  USE  OF  AN
AUTOMATED  EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DEVELOP PROGRAMS
TO PROVIDE SUCH TRAINING AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT  THE  STATE  AT
LEAST FOUR TIMES PER YEAR.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01106-01-3

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