assembly Bill A9330

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing protocols for stillbirths and establishing a stillbirth research database

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Feb 18, 2016 referred to health

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A9330 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7438
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง206 & 201, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A505, S1334
2019-2020: A3375, S2810

A9330 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing protocols for stillbirths and establishing a stillbirth research database.

A9330 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9330

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 18, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BICHOTTE -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Health

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  health law, in relation to establishing
  protocols for stillbirths and establishing a stillbirth research data-
  base

  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 30 to read as follows:
  30.  (A)  THE  COMMISSIONER,  IN  CONSULTATION WITH THE STATE BOARD OF
MEDICAL EXAMINERS, THE NEW YORK BOARD OF NURSING, THE  STATE  BOARD  FOR
PSYCHOLOGY,  AND  THE  STATE  BOARD  FOR  SOCIAL WORK, SHALL DEVELOP AND
PRESCRIBE BY REGULATION COMPREHENSIVE  POLICIES  AND  PROCEDURES  TO  BE
FOLLOWED  BY  HEALTH  CARE  FACILITIES THAT PROVIDE BIRTHING AND NEWBORN
CARE SERVICES IN THE STATE WHEN A STILLBIRTH OCCURS.
  (B) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL REQUIRE AS A CONDITION  OF  LICENSURE  THAT
EACH  HEALTH  CARE  FACILITY  IN  THE  STATE  THAT PROVIDES BIRTHING AND
NEWBORN CARE SERVICES ADHERE TO THE POLICIES AND  PROCEDURES  PRESCRIBED
IN  THIS  SUBDIVISION.  THE  POLICIES AND PROCEDURES SHALL INCLUDE, AT A
MINIMUM:
  (I) PROTOCOLS FOR ASSIGNING PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TO  ONE  PHYSICIAN,
WHO SHALL COMMUNICATE THE CONDITION OF THE FETUS TO THE MOTHER AND FAMI-
LY,  AND INFORM AND COORDINATE STAFF TO ASSIST WITH LABOR, DELIVERY, AND
POSTMORTEM PROCEDURES;
  (II) GUIDELINES TO ASSESS A FAMILY'S LEVEL OF AWARENESS AND  KNOWLEDGE
REGARDING THE STILLBIRTH;
  (III)  THE  ESTABLISHMENT  OF A BEREAVEMENT CHECKLIST, AND AN INFORMA-
TIONAL PAMPHLET TO BE GIVEN TO A FAMILY EXPERIENCING A  STILLBIRTH  THAT
INCLUDES INFORMATION ABOUT FUNERAL AND CREMATION OPTIONS;
  (IV)  PROVISION  OF  ONE-ON-ONE  NURSING  CARE FOR THE DURATION OF THE
MOTHER'S STAY AT THE FACILITY;
  (V) TRAINING OF PHYSICIANS, NURSES, PSYCHOLOGISTS, AND SOCIAL  WORKERS
TO  ENSURE THAT INFORMATION IS PROVIDED TO THE MOTHER AND FAMILY EXPERI-
ENCING A STILLBIRTH IN A SENSITIVE MANNER, INCLUDING  INFORMATION  ABOUT

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