senate Bill S7622A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires information on possible complications from pregnancy that can lead to death

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2018 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1948
referred to rules
Jun 14, 2018 print number 7622a
Jun 14, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to health
Jan 31, 2018 referred to health

Co-Sponsors

S7622 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9733
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2803-j & 2803-n, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S4637, A2957

S7622 - Summary

Requires information on possible complications from pregnancy that can lead to death; requires screenings and referrals for serious threats to life after pregnancy.

S7622 - Sponsor Memo

S7622 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7622

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2018
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to maternal mortality
  reporting  and  advancement  of  best  practices;  and  in relation to
  providing information on possible complications from pregnancy

  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
2509 to read as follows:
  § 2509. MATERNAL MORTALITY REPORTING AND  ADVANCEMENT  OF  BEST  PRAC-
TICES.  1.  FOR  PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "MATERNAL MORTALITY"
MEANS THE CESSATION OF RESPIRATION AND CIRCULATION FOR A WOMAN DURING OR
UP TO A YEAR FROM THE END OF PREGNANCY, FROM ANY  CAUSE  RELATED  TO  OR
AGGRAVATED BY THE PREGNANCY OR ITS MANAGEMENT.
  2.  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  WORK  WITH STAKEHOLDERS AND EXPERTS IN THE
STATE AND OTHER STATES TO EXAMINE PROCEDURES FOUND  TO  REDUCE  MATERNAL
MORTALITY RATES, AND BASED ON ITS FINDINGS DEVELOP EVIDENCE-BASED QUALI-
TY  IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURES THAT MATERNAL CARE PROVIDERS CAN IMPLEMENT TO
PREVENT MATERNAL MORTALITY.
  3. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL WORK WITH PROVIDERS TO ENSURE THE ADOPTION  OF
PROCEDURES  PURSUANT  TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION AND SHALL TRACK
THE PERCENTAGE OF MATERNAL CARE PROVIDERS THAT HAVE ADOPTED SUCH  PROCE-
DURES.
  4.  NO  LATER  THAN NOVEMBER THIRTIETH, TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN, AND NOT
LATER THAN NOVEMBER THIRTIETH ANNUALLY THEREAFTER, THE DEPARTMENT  SHALL
SUBMIT  TO  THE  GOVERNOR, THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY AND THE TEMPORARY
PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE RESPECTIVE CHAIRPERSONS OF THE  ASSEMBLY
AND SENATE HEALTH COMMITTEES A REPORT ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND ADOPTION OF
PROCEDURES  TO  REDUCE MATERNAL MORTALITY, THE RATE OF ADOPTION OF THESE
PROCEDURES BY PROVIDERS IN THE STATE, AND THE  EFFECT  THESE  PROCEDURES
HAVE HAD ON THE MATERNAL MORTALITY RATE IN THE STATE.
  5.  THE REPORT SHALL INCLUDE DATA AVAILABLE REGARDING MATERNAL MORTAL-
ITY IN THE STATE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

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

Co-Sponsors

S7622A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9733
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2803-j & 2803-n, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S4637, A2957

S7622A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires information on possible complications from pregnancy that can lead to death; requires screenings and referrals for serious threats to life after pregnancy.

S7622A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7622A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7622--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ALCANTARA, HAMILTON -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed,  and  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Health --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to providing informa-
  tion  on  possible  complications  from  pregnancy; and in relation to
  screenings and referrals for serious threats to life after pregnancy

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1-b of section 2803-j of the public health law,
as  amended  by  chapter  199 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as
follows:
  1-b. The informational leaflet shall also include information relating
to the physical  and  mental  health  of  the  maternity  patient  after
discharge  from the hospital, including, but not limited to, information
about maternal depression AND INFORMATION ON POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS FROM
PREGNANCY THAT CAN LEAD TO DEATH.   The commissioner,  in  collaboration
with  the  commissioner  of  mental  health, shall review and update the
information on maternal depression contained in the leaflet,  as  neces-
sary.  THE  COMMISSIONER,  IN  CONSULTATION  WITH OFFICIAL BOARDS IN THE
STATE RESPONSIBLE FOR REVIEWING AND  INVESTIGATING  CAUSES  OF  MATERNAL
MORTALITY,  SHALL  REVIEW AND UPDATE THE INFORMATION ON POSSIBLE COMPLI-
CATIONS FROM PREGNANCY THAT CAN LEAD TO DEATH, AS NECESSARY. The  infor-
mational  leaflets  shall  be  made available to patients in the top six
languages spoken in the state, other  than  English,  according  to  the
latest available data from the United States Census Bureau.
  §  2.  Paragraph  (b) of subdivision 1 of section 2803-n of the public
health law, as amended by chapter 199 of the laws of 2014, is amended to
read as follows:
  (b) Maternity care shall also include, at minimum,  parent  education,
assistance and training in breast or bottle feeding, education on mater-
nal  depression,  education  on maternal depression screening and refer-
rals, INCLUDING SCREENINGS AND REFERRALS TO IDENTIFY CONDITIONS  IDENTI-
FIED  AS  PRESENTING  A  SERIOUS THREAT TO THE LIFE OF THE MOTHER IN THE

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

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