assembly Bill A8764A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to women's health in correctional facilities

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 24, 2018 reported referred to ways and means
Apr 17, 2018 print number 8764a
Apr 17, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to correction
Jan 03, 2018 referred to correction
Nov 03, 2017 referred to correction

A8764 - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§207-a & 140-a, amd §§140, 611 & 505, Cor L; amd §2308-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A118
2021-2022: A211

A8764 - Summary

Relates to women's health in correctional facilities; establishes a women's health education program; provides access to pregnancy counseling services; authorizes a support person to accompany an inmate during delivery (view more) requires HIV and STD testing to be offered to women inmates; provides pregnant inmates with access to prenatal vitamins as well as a specialized diet tailored to pregnancy needs; requires a study and report on women's health in prison.

A8764 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8764

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            November 3, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Correction

AN ACT to amend the correction law,  in  relation  to  establishing  the
  women's  health  education  program  for  correctional  facilities and
  rights of pregnant  inmates;  to  amend  the  public  health  law,  in
  relation  to  requiring  certain  testing  to be offered; to amend the
  correction law, in relation to providing pregnant inmates with  access
  to  prenatal  vitamins  and  a  specialized  diet;  and to require the
  department of health to collect data on women's health care in prisons
  and publish a report

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

  Section 1. The correction law is amended by adding a new section 148-a
to read as follows:
  §  148-A.  WOMEN'S  HEALTH  EDUCATION  PROGRAM.  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF
CORRECTIONS AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND  DIRECTED
TO  ASSIST AND COOPERATE WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH AND THE COMMIS-
SIONER OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES IN THE ESTABLISHMENT AND  CONDUCT
OF A WOMEN'S HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM IN THE INSTITUTIONS AND FACILITIES
UNDER THEIR DIRECTION. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL EDUCATE INSTITUTION AND FACIL-
ITY  MEDICAL  STAFF  FOCUSING ON THE SPECIFIC MEDICAL NEEDS OF WOMEN AND
PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL, RESPECTFUL AND INFORMED CARE  FOR  WOMEN,  ESPE-
CIALLY THOSE WHO MAY BE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
  §  2.  Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 and subdivision 2 of section 611
of the correction law, paragraph (c) of  subdivision  1  as  amended  by
chapter  17  of the laws of 2016 and subdivision 2 as amended by chapter
242 of the laws of 1930, are amended and a new subdivision 4 is added to
read as follows:
  (c) No restraints of any kind shall be used  when  such  woman  is  in
labor,  admitted  to  a hospital, institution or clinic for delivery, or
recovering after giving birth. Any such personnel as may be necessary to

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

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A8764A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§207-a & 140-a, amd §§140, 611 & 505, Cor L; amd §2308-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A118
2021-2022: A211

A8764A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to women's health in correctional facilities; establishes a women's health education program; provides access to pregnancy counseling services; authorizes a support person to accompany an inmate during delivery (view more) requires HIV and STD testing to be offered to women inmates; provides pregnant inmates with access to prenatal vitamins as well as a specialized diet tailored to pregnancy needs; requires a study and report on women's health in prison.

A8764A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8764--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            November 3, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Correction -- recommitted to the Committee on  Correction
  in  accordance  with  Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing the
  women's health  education  program  for  correctional  facilities  and
  rights  of  pregnant  inmates;  to  amend  the  public  health law, in
  relation to requiring certain testing to  be  offered;  to  amend  the
  correction  law, in relation to providing pregnant inmates with access
  to prenatal vitamins and  a  specialized  diet;  and  to  require  the
  department of health to collect data on women's health care in prisons
  and publish a report

  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
207-a to read as follows:
  §  207-A.  WOMEN'S HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM IN STATE AND LOCAL CORREC-
TIONAL FACILITIES. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER  OF  CORRECTIONS  AND  COMMUNITY SUPERVISION AND THE CHAIR OF THE
STATE COMMISSION OF CORRECTION, SHALL ESTABLISH A WOMEN'S HEALTH  EDUCA-
TION  PROGRAM  IN  STATE AND LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES. SUCH PROGRAM
SHALL EDUCATE FACILITY MEDICAL STAFF ON THE  SPECIAL  MEDICAL  NEEDS  OF
WOMEN,  INCLUDING  TRAINING  ON  PROVIDING  PROFESSIONAL, RESPECTFUL AND
INFORMED CARE OF WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN VICTIMS  OF  DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE  OR
SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
  §  2.  Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 and subdivision 2 of section 611
of the correction law, paragraph (c) of  subdivision  1  as  amended  by
chapter  17  of the laws of 2016 and subdivision 2 as amended by chapter
242 of the laws of 1930, are amended and a new subdivision 4 is added to
read as follows:

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