senate Bill S7814

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes healthcare providers and insurers pregnancy programs to provide information on the adverse effects of tobacco smoking during pregnancy

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Feb 28, 2018 referred to health

S7814 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10252
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 13-I §§1399-xx - 1399-yy, amd §2111, Pub Health L; amd §3239, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A1485

S7814 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes healthcare providers and pregnancy programs to provide information on the adverse health effects of tobacco smoking during pregnancy; encourages healthcare providers to monitor smoking expectant mothers; includes certain respiratory diseases in the disease management demonstration program; includes asthma, obesity and mammography screening in health insurer wellness programs, in addition to other health promotion and disease prevention programs.

S7814 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7814 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7814

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 28, 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 in-utero exposure
  to tobacco smoke prevention and including certain respiratory diseases
  within disease management demonstration programs;  and  to  amend  the
  insurance law, in relation to health insurers' wellness programs

  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  article
13-I to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 13-I
              IN-UTERO EXPOSURE TO TOBACCO SMOKE PREVENTION
SECTION 1399-XX. IN-UTERO TOBACCO EXPOSURE PREVENTION.
        1399-YY. PROGRAMS.
  §  1399-XX.  IN-UTERO  TOBACCO  EXPOSURE  PREVENTION.  1.  APPROPRIATE
HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND  PREGNANCY  PROGRAMS  SHALL  BE  ENCOURAGED  TO
DISTRIBUTE  INFORMATION  ON THE ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS OF SMOKING DURING
AND AFTER PREGNANCY FOR BOTH FIRSTHAND  AND  SECONDHAND  TOBACCO  SMOKE.
SUCH  ADVERSE  EFFECTS  TO  THE INFANT INCLUDE LOWER BIRTH RATES, HIGHER
INCIDENCE OF ASTHMA AND OBESITY, AND COGNITIVE AND DEVELOPMENTAL DAMAGE.
  2. APPROPRIATE HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS SHALL  BE  ENCOURAGED  TO  MONITOR
EXPECTANT  MOTHERS'  SMOKING  STATUSES AND TO OFFER TO EXPECTANT MOTHERS
TAILORED SERVICES, COUNSELING AND DISCUSSION ON THE ADVANTAGES TO  QUIT-
TING TOBACCO SMOKING DURING AND AFTER THEIR PREGNANCY.
  § 1399-YY. PROGRAMS. THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS SHALL BE ADDED TO EXISTING
TOBACCO  CONTROL  PROGRAMS  FOR  PREGNANT  WOMEN  OR  TO OTHER PREGNANCY
RELATED PROGRAMS:
  1. CARBON MONOXIDE MONITORING;
  2. REFERRALS FOR SMOKING CESSATION FOR HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS;
  3. ONGOING SUPPORT BY COUNSELING AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS; AND
  4. FINANCIAL INCENTIVES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ITEMS  SUCH  AS
DIAPERS  OR  OTHER  BABY CARE PRODUCTS OR COUPONS TO ENCOURAGE EXPECTANT
MOTHERS TO QUIT SMOKING FOR TWO OR MORE WEEKS.

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

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