assembly Bill A118

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to women's health in correctional facilities

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Mar 26, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 09, 2019 referred to correction

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A118 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3126
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§207-b & 140-a, amd §§140, 611 & 505, Cor L; amd §2308-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A8764

A118 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to women's health in correctional facilities; establishes a women's health education program; provides access to pregnancy counseling services; authorizes a support person to accompany an inmate during delivery (view more) requires HIV and STD testing to be offered to women inmates; provides pregnant inmates with access to prenatal vitamins as well as a specialized diet tailored to pregnancy needs; requires a study and report on women's health in prison.

A118 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   118

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, GALEF, ARROYO, JAFFEE, NIOU, RICH-
  ARDSON, DICKENS, JEAN-PIERRE, SIMON, SEAWRIGHT, WRIGHT, COOK, HYNDMAN,
  AUBRY, MOSLEY, LAVINE, BARRON, BLAKE, ORTIZ, CAHILL,  COLTON,  D'URSO,
  CRESPO,  RIVERA  --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A. FERNANDEZ -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on Correction

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  establishing  the
  women's  health  education  program  for  correctional  facilities and
  rights of pregnant  inmates;  to  amend  the  public  health  law,  in
  relation  to  requiring  certain  testing  to be offered; to amend the
  correction law, in relation to providing pregnant inmates with  access
  to  prenatal  vitamins  and  a  specialized  diet;  and to require the
  department of health to collect data on women's health care in prisons
  and publish a report

  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
207-b to read as follows:
  § 207-B. WOMEN'S HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM IN STATE AND  LOCAL  CORREC-
TIONAL  FACILITIES.  THE  COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMIS-
SIONER OF CORRECTIONS AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION AND  THE  CHAIR  OF  THE
STATE  COMMISSION OF CORRECTION, SHALL ESTABLISH A WOMEN'S HEALTH EDUCA-
TION PROGRAM IN STATE AND LOCAL CORRECTIONAL  FACILITIES.  SUCH  PROGRAM
SHALL  EDUCATE  FACILITY  MEDICAL  STAFF ON THE SPECIAL MEDICAL NEEDS OF
WOMEN, INCLUDING TRAINING  ON  PROVIDING  PROFESSIONAL,  RESPECTFUL  AND
INFORMED  CARE  OF  WOMEN  WHO HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR
SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
  § 2. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 and subdivision 2 of  section  611
of  the  correction  law,  paragraph  (c) of subdivision 1 as amended by
chapter 17 of the laws of 2016 and subdivision 2 as amended  by  chapter

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

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