senate Bill S5183

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Updates the breastfeeding mother's bill of rights

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A7202 - 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
Nov 20, 2015 signed chap.446
Nov 10, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 15, 2015 returned to assembly
passed senate
substituted for s5183
Jun 15, 2015 substituted by a7202a
Jun 02, 2015 advanced to third reading
Jun 01, 2015 2nd report cal.
May 28, 2015 1st report cal.1064
May 06, 2015 referred to health

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S5183 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7202A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2505-a, Pub Health L

S5183 - Summary

Updates the breastfeeding mothers' bill of rights.

S5183 - Sponsor Memo

S5183 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5183

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 6, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- 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 the  breastfeeding
  mother's bill of rights

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 2505-a of the public  health  law,
as  added  by  chapter  292  of  the laws of 2009, is amended to read as
follows:
  3. The statement of rights shall consist of the following:
                 "Breastfeeding Mothers' Bill of Rights"
  Choosing the way you will feed your new baby is one of  the  important
decisions  you will make in preparing for your infant's arrival. Doctors
agree that for most women breastfeeding is the safest and  most  healthy
choice.  It  is  your right to be informed about the benefits of breast-
feeding and have your health care  provider  and  maternal  health  care
facility encourage and support breastfeeding. You have the right to make
your own choice about breastfeeding. Whether you choose to breastfeed or
not  you have the following basic rights regardless of your race, creed,
national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or  expression,  or
source  of payment for your health care. Maternal health care facilities
have a responsibility to ensure that you understand these  rights.  They
must provide this information clearly for you and must provide an inter-
preter  if  necessary.  These  rights may only be limited in cases where
your health or the health of your  baby  requires  it.  If  any  of  the
following  things  are  not  medically  right  for you or your baby, you
should be fully informed of the facts and be consulted.
(1) Before You Deliver, if  you  attend  prenatal  childbirth  education
classes  provided  by the maternal health care facility and all hospital
clinics and diagnostic and treatment centers providing prenatal services
in accordance with article 28 of the public health law you must  receive

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10444-02-5