|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 24, 2016||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 06, 2016||referred to health|
|Jun 02, 2015||reported and committed to finance|
|May 14, 2015||referred to health|
senate Bill S5466
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S5466 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5466 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5466 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring that information be made available to parents regarding window blind safety PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would require the information be made available to parents regarding window blind safety and the potential fatal consequences from strangulation posed by window blinds. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 provides for the production of a sufficient number of informational pamphlets to ensure that every pediatrician In the state will be able to provide such pamphlet to parents during a child's six month appointment. Section 2 provides that the pamphlet referenced in section 1 will include information regarding the danger, specifically the risk of strangulation, posed by window blinds to children. Section 3 provides the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: In recent years, there have been a number of tragic stories of young children being strangled to death after becoming
S5466 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5466 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 14, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- 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 that information be made available to parents regarding window blind safety THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 2803-j of the public health law, as amended by chapter 199 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows: 1. The commissioner shall require that every hospital and birth center shall prepare in printed or photocopied form and distribute at the time of pre-booking directly to each prospective maternity patient and, upon request, to the general public an informational leaflet. Such leaflet shall be designed by the commissioner and shall contain brief defi- nitions of maternity related procedures and practices as specified in subdivision two of this section and such other material as deemed appro- priate by the commissioner. Hospitals and birth centers may also elect to distribute additional explanatory material along with the maternity patients informational leaflet. The commissioner shall make the informa- tion contained in the leaflet available on the department's website AND SHALL CAUSE A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF LEAFLETS TO BE PRINTED OR PHOTOCOPIED TO ALLOW EACH PEDIATRIC PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER IN THE STATE TO PROVIDE THE LEAFLET TO PARENTS AT A CHILD'S SIX MONTH APPOINTMENT. S 2. Section 2803-j of the public health law, as amended by chapter 62 of the laws of 1996, is amended by adding a new subdivision 1-d to read as follows: 1-D. THE INFORMATIONAL LEAFLET SHALL ALSO INCLUDE INFORMATION REGARD- ING THE DANGER THAT WINDOW BLINDS POSE TO CHILDREN INCLUDING PROPER INSTALLATION OF BLINDS, EXAMPLES OF CURRENT STANDARDS AND THE POTENTIAL FATAL CONSEQUENCES FROM STRANGULATION POSED BY WINDOW BLINDS. S 3. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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