|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 21, 2016||signed chap.100|
|Jul 13, 2016||delivered to governor|
|Jun 07, 2016||returned to assembly|
3rd reading cal.1146
substituted for s6730
|Jun 07, 2016||substituted by a356|
|Jun 01, 2016||advanced to third reading|
|May 25, 2016||2nd report cal.|
|May 24, 2016||1st report cal.1146|
|Feb 10, 2016||referred to health|
senate Bill S6730Signed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A356 - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
S6730 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6730 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6730 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public health law, in relation to directing the commissioner of health to cause the distribution of crib safety information to maternity patients PURPOSE : This bill directs the commissioner of health to cause the distribution of crib safety information to maternity patients. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section one of this bill amends subdivision 1 of section 206 of the Public Health Law by adding a new paragraph (v). Subparagraph 1 of this new paragraph requires hospitals and birth centers to distribute a leaflet detailing crib safety information to maternity patients at the time of discharge. Subparagraph 2 requires the leaflet to be made available on the New York State Department of Health website and printed in English and the top six languages spoken in the state. Subparagraph 3 required hospital staff to inquire whether maternity patients have new cribs available, and to distribute information on obtaining new cribs if they are not available.
S6730 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6730 I N S E N A T E February 10, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- 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 directing the commissioner of health to cause the distribution of crib safety infor- mation to maternity patients THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 206 of the public health law is amended by adding a new paragraph (v) to read as follows: (V) BY RULE AND REGULATION, CAUSE THE DISTRIBUTION OF CRIB SAFETY INFORMATION. (1) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL REQUIRE THAT EVERY HOSPITAL AND BIRTH CENTER DISTRIBUTE AT THE TIME OF DISCHARGE DIRECTLY TO EACH MATER- NITY PATIENT AND, UPON REQUEST, TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AN INFORMATIONAL LEAFLET CONCERNING CRIB SAFETY. SUCH LEAFLET SHALL BE DESIGNED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF CONSUM- ER PROTECTION, ON BEHALF OF THE CONSUMER PROTECTION DIVISION, AND SHALL CONTAIN INFORMATION DETAILING SAFE SLEEPING PROCEDURES FOR BABIES, CRIB PRODUCT RECALLS AND DISCLOSURE OF THE FEDERAL STANDARDS ON THE MANUFAC- TURE AND SALE OF CRIBS. (2) SUCH LEAFLET SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO HOSPITALS AND BIRTH CENTERS BY THE DEPARTMENT ON ITS WEBSITE AND SHALL BE PROVIDED IN ENGLISH, AS WELL AS THE TOP SIX LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH SPOKEN IN THE STATE ACCORDING TO THE LATEST AVAILABLE DATA FROM THE UNITED STATES BUREAU OF CENSUS. (3) HOSPITAL STAFF SHALL INQUIRE WHETHER THE MATERNITY PATIENT HAS A NEW CRIB AVAILABLE FOR ANY NEWBORNS. IF THE MATERNITY PATIENTS DO NOT HAVE A NEW CRIB AVAILABLE, HOSPITAL STAFF SHALL PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT WHERE TO OBTAIN A NEW CRIB, INCLUDING SOCIAL SERVICES AGENCIES, NON-PROFIT SERVICE PROVIDERS OR OTHER RELEVANT ORGANIZATIONS. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of May next succeeding the date upon which it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation neces- sary for the implementation of this act on its effective date is author- ized to be made on or before such date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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