assembly Bill A1727

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes the interagency task force on health literacy

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to higher education
Jan 12, 2017 referred to higher education

A1727 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1737
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §238-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S5626
2011-2012: S1142
2013-2014: A9152, S3211
2015-2016: A2492, S2522
2019-2020: A5886, S5023
2021-2022: A10363, S1407

A1727 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the interagency task force on health literacy, to study health literacy and develop recommendations for improving health literacy in this state.

A1727 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1727

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. MOSLEY -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Higher Education

AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to the establishment of
  the interagency task force on health literacy

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

  Section  1. Legislative intent. 1. It is the intent of the legislature
to improve health care  access  and  outcomes,  and  reduce  unnecessary
health  care spending by addressing the issue of health literacy. Health
literacy is the degree to which an individual, or individuals, have  the
capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health care information
and services necessary for them to make appropriate health decisions.
  2. A patient's health literacy may be affected if they have low educa-
tion  skills,  cultural  barriers  to  seeking  health  care, or limited
English proficiency (LEP).   Demographically,  individuals  with  health
literacy  challenges  often  are  represented  disproportionately in the
following groups: older adults, minority and/or  immigrant  populations,
lower-income populations, and medically underserved populations.
  3.  Although  New  York has some existing health literacy initiatives,
the legislature finds that a  comprehensive  statewide  health  literacy
task  force  is a necessary and valuable step toward eliminating as much
as practicable the negative outcomes  that  health  literacy  challenges
create in the state.
  §  2.  The  education  law is amended by adding a new section 238-b to
read as follows:
  § 238-B. INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE ON HEALTH LITERACY. 1. THERE IS HEREBY
ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, AN INTERAGENCY TASK
FORCE ON HEALTH LITERACY TO BE ADMINISTERED ACCORDING TO THE  PROVISIONS
OF  THIS  SECTION.  SUCH  TASK  FORCE  SHALL ASSIST THE HEALTH AND HUMAN
SERVICE AGENCIES OF THIS STATE IN STUDYING HEALTH LITERACY AND  DEVELOP-
ING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING HEALTH LITERACY IN THIS STATE.

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