senate Bill S7569

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires human breast milk banks, companies and cooperatives to comply with certain standards and provides for education and support of certain breastfeeding mothers

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May 10, 2016 referred to health

S7569 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8512
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2505-b, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S47, A3982
2019-2020: S483, A2866

S7569 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires human breast milk banks, companies and cooperatives to comply with certain standards and provides for education and support of certain breastfeeding mothers.

S7569 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7569 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7569

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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  human
  breast  milk  banks, companies and cooperatives to comply with certain
  standards and to provide for education and support of certain  breast-
  feeding mothers

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

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
2505-b to read as follows:
  S  2505-B.  BREAST  MILK  BANKS.  1.  PROCURING,  PROCESSING, STORING,
DISTRIBUTING AND USING HUMAN  MILK  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  INFANT  HUMAN
CONSUMPTION  FROM A NONPROFIT HUMAN BREAST MILK BANK IS A RENDERING OF A
SERVICE AND NOT THE SALE OF HUMAN MILK FOR PROFIT OR FINANCIAL GAIN.
  2. A HOSPITAL OR ORGANIZATION THAT  COLLECTS,  PROCESSES,  STORES,  OR
DISTRIBUTES  HUMAN  MILK  EITHER  FROM  A MOTHER EXCLUSIVELY FOR HER OWN
CHILD OR FROM A MOTHER TO NOURISH A  CHILD  OTHER  THAN  HER  OWN  SHALL
COMPLY WITH THE STANDARDS, ETHICAL PRACTICES AND GUIDELINES FOR COLLECT-
ING,  PROCESSING,  STORING, OR DISTRIBUTING HUMAN MILK OF THE HUMAN MILK
BANKING ASSOCIATION OF NORTH  AMERICA  UNLESS  THE  DEPARTMENT  APPROVES
ALTERNATE STANDARDS.
  3.  NO  SCREENING  TEST  IS  REQUIRED  TO  BE  PERFORMED ON HUMAN MILK
COLLECTED FROM A MOTHER EXCLUSIVELY FOR HER OWN CHILD.
  4. A FOR-PROFIT HUMAN BREAST MILK BANK, COMPANY, OR  COOPERATIVE  THAT
PROVIDES  FINANCIAL COMPENSATION OR SHARES IN STOCK FOR PROCURING, PROC-
ESSING, DISTRIBUTING, OR USING HUMAN  MILK  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  HUMAN
CONSUMPTION MUST COMPLY WITH THE STANDARDS, ETHICAL PRACTICES AND GUIDE-
LINES  OF  THE  HUMAN  MILK BANKING ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA OR MORE
STRINGENT GUIDELINES  FOR  SAFE  PROCUREMENT,  PROCESSING,  STORING,  OR
DISTRIBUTION OF HUMAN BREAST MILK.
  5.  (A)  A  FOR-PROFIT HUMAN BREAST MILK BANK, COMPANY, OR COOPERATIVE
WORKING WITH BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS IN THIS STATE CAN  ONLY  ACCEPT  MILK
FROM A MOTHER WHO IS AT LEAST ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY DAYS POSTPARTUM.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11991-01-5

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