assembly Bill A10346B

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing maternal mortality review boards and the maternal mortality and morbidity advisory council

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 15, 2018 print number 10346b
Jun 15, 2018 amend and recommit to codes
Jun 05, 2018 reported referred to codes
May 30, 2018 print number 10346a
May 30, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to health
Apr 16, 2018 referred to health

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A10346 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2509, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A3276

A10346 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes state and New York City maternal mortality review boards and the maternal mortality and morbidity advisory council for the purpose of reviewing maternal deaths and maternal morbidity and developing and disseminating findings, recommendations, and best practices to contribute to the prevention of maternal mortality and morbidity.

A10346 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  10346

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 16, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. JOYNER -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Health

AN  ACT  to  amend  the public health law, in relation to establishing a
  maternal mortality review board

  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
2509 to read as follows:
  § 2509. MATERNAL MORTALITY REVIEW BOARD. 1. (A) THERE IS HEREBY ESTAB-
LISHED IN THE DEPARTMENT THE MATERNAL MORTALITY  REVIEW  BOARD  FOR  THE
PURPOSE  OF  REVIEWING  MATERNAL  DEATHS  AND MORBIDITY. THE BOARD SHALL
ASSESS THE CAUSE OF DEATH AND FACTORS LEADING TO DEATH AND PREVENTABILI-
TY FOR EACH MATERNAL DEATH REVIEWED AND, IN THE DISCRETION OF THE BOARD,
CASES OF SEVERE MATERNAL MORBIDITY, AND TO DEVELOP STRATEGIES FOR REDUC-
ING THE RISK OF MATERNAL MORTALITY, AND TO ASSESS  AND  REVIEW  MATERNAL
MORBIDITY.   EACH BOARD SHALL CONSULT WITH EXPERTS AS NEEDED TO EVALUATE
THE INFORMATION AS TO MATERNAL DEATH AND SEVERE MATERNAL MORBIDITY.  THE
COMMISSIONER  MAY  DELEGATE  THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE BOARD TO CONDUCT
MATERNAL MORTALITY REVIEWS.
  (B) THE COMMISSIONER MAY  ENTER  INTO  AN  AGREEMENT  WITH  THE  LOCAL
GOVERNMENT BY OR UNDER WHICH A LOCAL BOARD IS ESTABLISHED PROVIDING:
  (I)  THAT THE FUNCTIONS OF THE STATE BOARD RELATING TO MATERNAL DEATHS
AND SEVERE MATERNAL MORBIDITY OCCURRING  WITHIN  THE  TERRITORY  OF  THE
LOCAL GOVERNMENT SHALL BE CONDUCTED BY THE LOCAL BOARD;
  (II)  THE  LOCAL BOARD SHALL PROVIDE TO THE STATE BOARD THE RESULTS OF
ITS REVIEWS, RELEVANT INFORMATION IN THE POSSESSION OF THE LOCAL  BOARD,
AND THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LOCAL BOARD; AND
  (III) THE DEPARTMENT AND THE STATE BOARD SHALL PROVIDE INFORMATION AND
ASSISTANCE TO THE LOCAL BOARD FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF ITS FUNCTIONS.
  (C) AS USED IN THIS SECTION, UNLESS THE CONTEXT REQUIRES OTHERWISE:
  (I) "BOARD" SHALL MEAN THE MATERNAL MORTALITY REVIEW BOARD ESTABLISHED
BY  THIS SECTION AND A MATERNAL MORTALITY REVIEW BOARD ESTABLISHED BY OR
UNDER A COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OR THE  CITY  OF  NEW  YORK.  "STATE
BOARD" SHALL MEAN THE BOARD ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT AND "LOCAL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

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A10346A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2509, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A3276

A10346A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes state and New York City maternal mortality review boards and the maternal mortality and morbidity advisory council for the purpose of reviewing maternal deaths and maternal morbidity and developing and disseminating findings, recommendations, and best practices to contribute to the prevention of maternal mortality and morbidity.

A10346A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                10346--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 16, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. JOYNER, GOTTFRIED, JEAN-PIERRE, L. ROSENTHAL --
  read once and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to maternal mortality
  review  boards and the maternal mortality and morbidity advisory coun-
  cil

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds that
maternal  mortality and morbidity is a serious public health concern and
has a serious family and societal impact. New York state has  among  the
highest  maternal  mortality rates in the country and racial disparities
remain significant. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and  Prevention
has  determined that a regular process for professional, multi-discipli-
nary, confidential review of all maternal deaths can help  identify  the
causes  of  maternal  mortality, and those findings can lead to clinical
and social change that can help prevent maternal mortality. The same  is
true  for  severe  maternal  morbidity.  Confidentiality is important to
ensure that full information is made available in the review process  to
maximize protection of maternal health.
  Section  3  of  article  17  of  the  state  constitution states: "The
protection and promotion of the health of the inhabitants of  the  state
are  matters  of  public concern and provision therefor shall be made by
the state and by such of its subdivisions and in  such  manner,  and  by
such  means  as  the legislature shall from time to time determine." The
legislature finds that the creation of a state maternal mortality review
board, and recognition and protection of a city  of  New  York  maternal
mortality  review  board, are a matter of state concern and an important
exercise of the legislature's  constitutional  mandate  to  protect  the
public health.
  §  2. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2509 to
read as follows:

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

Co-Sponsors

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A10346B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2509, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A3276

A10346B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes state and New York City maternal mortality review boards and the maternal mortality and morbidity advisory council for the purpose of reviewing maternal deaths and maternal morbidity and developing and disseminating findings, recommendations, and best practices to contribute to the prevention of maternal mortality and morbidity.

A10346B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                10346--B

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 16, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. JOYNER, GOTTFRIED, JEAN-PIERRE, L. ROSENTHAL,
  THIELE, MORELLE, OTIS, BRONSON, HUNTER, ABINANTI, HEVESI, FAHY, ENGLE-
  BRIGHT, SIMON, BICHOTTE, SEAWRIGHT,  BARRON,  TAYLOR,  ARROYO,  GALEF,
  PEOPLES-STOKES,   RA,  FERNANDEZ,  RIVERA,  WRIGHT,  DICKENS,  D'URSO,
  JAFFEE, LAVINE, ESPINAL, SOLAGES, BARRETT, HYNDMAN,  EPSTEIN,  DAVILA,
  LIFTON,  NIOU, ROZIC, MONTESANO, COOK -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Health -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported and
  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Codes  -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to maternal mortality
  review  boards and the maternal mortality and morbidity advisory coun-
  cil

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds that
maternal  mortality and morbidity is a serious public health concern and
has a serious family and societal impact. New York state has  among  the
highest  maternal  mortality rates in the country and racial disparities
remain significant. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and  Prevention
has  determined that a regular process for professional, multi-discipli-
nary, confidential review of all maternal deaths can help  identify  the
causes  of  maternal  mortality, and those findings can lead to clinical
and social change that can help prevent maternal mortality. The same  is
true  for  severe  maternal  morbidity.  Confidentiality is important to
ensure that full information is made available in the review process  to
maximize protection of maternal health.
  Section  3  of  article  17  of  the  state  constitution states: "The
protection and promotion of the health of the inhabitants of  the  state
are  matters  of  public concern and provision therefor shall be made by
the state and by such of its subdivisions and in  such  manner,  and  by
such  means  as  the legislature shall from time to time determine." The
legislature finds that the creation of a state maternal mortality review

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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