Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 09, 2018
referred to rules
Senate Bill S9131
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S9131 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S9131 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to elevated lead levels in children; establishes that elevated lead levels means a blood lead level greater than or equal to five micrograms per deciliter of whole blood; requires the department of health to establish a hotline for physicians to report elevated lead levels; and requires insurance companies to cover testing for elevated lead levels.
2017-S9131 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S9131 SPONSOR: RIVERA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, the insurance law, the social services law and the public housing law, in relation to elevated lead levels in children PURPOSE: To establish a comprehensive system of preventive measures that address instances of elevated blood lead levels in all children. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 proclaims this act to be known as Dakota's Law. Section 2 changes the definition of elevated blood level for all chil- dren to 5 micrograms. Section 3 requires the following to be created and included as part of the lead poisoning program:
2017-S9131 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9131 I N S E N A T E July 9, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the public health law, the insurance law, the social services law and the public housing law, in relation to elevated lead levels in children THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Dakota's Law". § 2. Subdivision 6 of section 1370 of the public health law, as amended by chapter 485 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows: 6. "Elevated lead levels" means a blood lead level greater than or equal to [ten] FIVE micrograms of lead per deciliter of whole blood or such LOWER blood lead level as may be established by the department pursuant to rule or regulation. § 3. Paragraphs (c) and (d) of subdivision 2 of section 1370-a of the public health law, paragraph (c) as amended by section 4 of part A of chapter 58 of the laws of 2009, and paragraph (d) as added by chapter 485 of the laws of 1992, are amended and three new paragraphs (e), (f) and (g) are added to read as follows: (c) establish a statewide registry of lead levels of children provided such information is maintained as confidential except for (i) disclosure for medical treatment purposes; (ii) disclosure of non-identifying epidemiological data; and (iii) disclosure of information from such registry to the statewide immunization information system established by section twenty-one hundred sixty-eight of this chapter; [and] (d) develop and implement public education and community outreach programs on lead exposure, detection and risk reduction[.]; (E) ESTABLISH A PROCESS THAT ALLOWS PHYSICIANS TO RECORD WHEN A CHILD UNDER SUCH PHYSICIAN'S CARE HAS COMPLETED A LEAD SCREENING AND/OR OBTAINED A BLOOD TEST FOR LEAD TO THE STATEWIDE IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION SYSTEM ESTABLISHED BY SECTION TWENTY-ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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