Assembly Bill A446

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to midwifery birth centers

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2015-A446 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4325
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2801 & 2803, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A446, S4325

2015-A446 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to midwifery birth centers; includes term within the definition of a hospital; directs the commissioner of health to make regulations relating to establishment and operation of midwifery birth centers.

2015-A446 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   446

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. GOTTFRIED, JAFFEE, ORTIZ, PAULIN, GALEF, CLARK,
  ROBINSON, RYAN, BROOK-KRASNY, PEOPLES-STOKES, STECK, HOOPER, LIFTON --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of A. ARROYO, BRENNAN, CAMARA, COOK, LENTOL,
  RIVERA, SKARTADOS, THIELE, WRIGHT -- read once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee on Health

AN  ACT  to  amend the public health law, in relation to midwifery birth
  centers

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 1 of section 2801 of the public health law, as
separately amended by chapters 297 and 416  of  the  laws  of  1983,  is
amended to read as follows:
  1.  "Hospital"  means a facility or institution engaged principally in
providing services by or under the supervision of a physician or, in the
case of a dental clinic or dental dispensary, of a dentist, OR,  IN  THE
CASE  OF  A  MIDWIFERY  BIRTH  CENTER, OF A MIDWIFE, for the prevention,
diagnosis or treatment of human  disease,  pain,  injury,  deformity  or
physical  condition,  including, but not limited to, a general hospital,
public health center, diagnostic center, treatment center, dental  clin-
ic,  dental dispensary, rehabilitation center other than a facility used
solely for vocational rehabilitation, nursing home, tuberculosis  hospi-
tal,  chronic  disease  hospital,  maternity  hospital,  MIDWIFERY BIRTH
CENTER,  lying-in-asylum,  out-patient  department,  out-patient  lodge,
dispensary  and  a laboratory or central service facility serving one or
more such institutions, but the  term  hospital  shall  not  include  an
institution, sanitarium or other facility engaged principally in provid-
ing  services for the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of mental disa-
bility and which is subject to the powers  of  visitation,  examination,
inspection  and investigation of the department of mental hygiene except
for those distinct parts of  such  a  facility  which  provide  hospital

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

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