senate Bill S8907

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 19, 2018 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1979
Jun 04, 2018 referred to rules

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S8907 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2509, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S1819

S8907 (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.

S8907 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8907 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8907

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 4, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

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:
  § 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 MATERNAL MORBIDITY AND DEVELOP-

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

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