senate Bill S6730

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of health to cause the distribution of crib safety information to maternity patients

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A356 - Signed by Governor


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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 21, 2016 signed chap.100
Jul 13, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 07, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
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

S6730 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A356
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง206, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9516
2013-2014: A502

S6730 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of health to cause the distribution of crib safety information to maternity patients: information detailing safe sleeping procedures for babies, crib product recalls and disclosure of the federal standards on the manufacture and sale of cribs.

S6730 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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