assembly Bill A1485

2019-2020 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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Jan 15, 2019 referred to health

A1485 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly 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 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A10252

A1485 (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.

A1485 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1485

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ORTIZ -- read once and referred 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05828-01-9

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