assembly Bill A8819B

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the distribution of lymphedema information

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 01, 2018 signed chap.283
Sep 20, 2018 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2018 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1950
substituted for s7765b
Jun 12, 2018 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.106
rules report cal.106
Jun 11, 2018 reported
Jun 05, 2018 reported referred to rules
May 31, 2018 print number 8819b
May 31, 2018 amend and recommit to health
May 25, 2018 print number 8819a
May 25, 2018 amend and recommit to health
Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
Dec 06, 2017 referred to health

A8819 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7765
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2803-v, Pub Health L

A8819 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the distribution of lymphedema information to patients at high risk of developing lymphedema and lists which patients are considered high risk.

A8819 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8819

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            December 6, 2017
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  the  distribution
  of information to patients at high risk of developing lymphedema

  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
2803-v to read as follows:
  §  2803-V. LYMPHEDEMA INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF
THIS SECTION, THE TERM "LYMPHEDEMA" SHALL MEAN AN ACCUMULATION OF  FLUID
IN  THE INTERSTITIAL TISSUE THAT CAUSES SWELLING, MOST OFTEN IN THE ARMS
AND/OR LEGS, AND OCCASIONALLY IN OTHER  PARTS  OF  THE  BODY,  FROM  ANY
CAUSE.
  2.  THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL DESIGN AN INFORMATIONAL PACKET ABOUT LYMP-
HEDEMA AND  SHALL  REQUIRE  THAT  EVERY  HOSPITAL  OR  GENERAL  HOSPITAL
DISTRIBUTE  SUCH PACKET TO ALL PATIENTS AT HIGH RISK OF DEVELOPING LYMP-
HEDEMA.  PATIENTS AT HIGH RISK SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (A) PATIENTS WHO HAVE HAD THEIR LYMPH NODES REMOVED OR THEIR LYMPHATIC
SYSTEM DAMAGED DURING CANCER TREATMENT;
  (B) VETERANS INJURED IN COMBAT;
  (C) PATIENTS WHO HAVE ENDURED PHYSICAL TRAUMA; AND
  (D) PARENTS OR GUARDIANS OF ANY  CHILD  WHO  EXPERIENCES  SWELLING  OR
DEFORMATION IN INFANCY.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13592-02-7

A8819A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7765
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2803-v, Pub Health L

A8819A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the distribution of lymphedema information to patients at high risk of developing lymphedema and lists which patients are considered high risk.

A8819A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8819--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            December 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Health -- recommitted  to  the  Committee  on  Health  in
  accordance  with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- 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 the distribution
  of information to patients at high risk of developing lymphedema

  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
2803-v to read as follows:
  § 2803-V. LYMPHEDEMA INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES  OF
THIS  SECTION, THE TERM "LYMPHEDEMA" SHALL MEAN AN ACCUMULATION OF FLUID
IN THE INTERSTITIAL TISSUE THAT CAUSES SWELLING, MOST OFTEN IN THE  ARMS
AND/OR  LEGS,  AND  OCCASIONALLY  IN  OTHER  PARTS OF THE BODY, FROM ANY
CAUSE.
  2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DESIGN AN INFORMATIONAL PACKET  ABOUT  LYMP-
HEDEMA  AND  SHALL  REQUIRE  THAT  EVERY  HOSPITAL  OR  GENERAL HOSPITAL
DISTRIBUTE SUCH PACKET TO ALL PATIENTS AT HIGH RISK OF DEVELOPING  LYMP-
HEDEMA.  PATIENTS DEEMED HIGH RISK SHALL INCLUDE:
  (A) PATIENTS WHO EXPERIENCE ANY SIGNIFICANT INJURY TO SOFT TISSUE;
  (B)   PATIENTS   WHO  EXPERIENCE  RECURRENT  OR  PERSISTENT  BACTERIAL
INFECTIONS; OR
  (C) PATIENTS WHO HAVE HAD  CORRECTIVE  SURGICAL  PROCEDURES  PERFORMED
THAT MAY HAVE INTERFERED WITH THE LYMPH DRAINAGE BY SEVERING LOCAL LYMP-
HATICS  IN  A  MANNER THAT MAY JEOPARDIZE RECONSTITUTION AND RECOVERY OF
LYMPH DRAINAGE.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13592-03-8

A8819B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7765
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2803-v, Pub Health L

A8819B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the distribution of lymphedema information to patients at high risk of developing lymphedema and lists which patients are considered high risk.

A8819B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8819--B

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            December 6, 2017
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  the  distribution
  of information to patients at high risk of developing lymphedema

  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
2803-v to read as follows:
  §  2803-V. LYMPHEDEMA INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF
THIS SECTION, THE TERM "LYMPHEDEMA" SHALL MEAN AN ACCUMULATION OF  FLUID
IN  THE INTERSTITIAL TISSUE THAT CAUSES SWELLING, MOST OFTEN IN THE ARMS
AND/OR LEGS, AND OCCASIONALLY IN OTHER  PARTS  OF  THE  BODY,  FROM  ANY
CAUSE.
  2.  THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL DESIGN AN INFORMATIONAL PACKET ABOUT LYMP-
HEDEMA AND SHALL REQUIRE THAT EVERY  GENERAL  HOSPITAL  DISTRIBUTE  SUCH
PACKET  TO ALL PATIENTS AT HIGH RISK OF DEVELOPING LYMPHEDEMA.  PATIENTS
DEEMED HIGH RISK SHALL INCLUDE:
  (A) PATIENTS WHO EXPERIENCE ANY SIGNIFICANT INJURY TO SOFT TISSUE THAT
COULD REASONABLY BE EXPECTED, USING SOUND MEDICAL JUDGMENT, AS A  RESULT
OF SEVERITY AND NATURE THEREOF, TO COMPROMISE OR CAUSE TO BE INEFFECTIVE
THE DRAINAGE OF THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM;
  (B)   PATIENTS   WHO  EXPERIENCE  RECURRENT  OR  PERSISTENT  BACTERIAL
INFECTIONS THAT COULD REASONABLY BE EXPECTED, USING SOUND MEDICAL  JUDG-
MENT, AS A RESULT OF SEVERITY AND NATURE THEREOF, TO COMPROMISE OR CAUSE
TO BE INEFFECTIVE THE DRAINAGE OF THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM; OR
  (C)  PATIENTS  WHO  HAVE  HAD CORRECTIVE SURGICAL PROCEDURES PERFORMED
THAT MAY HAVE INTERFERED WITH THE LYMPH DRAINAGE BY SEVERING LOCAL LYMP-

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

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