assembly Bill A3840

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring that information be made available to parents regarding window blind safety

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 06, 2019 delivered to governor
May 22, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.820
substituted for s4181
Mar 05, 2019 referred to health
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Feb 28, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.78
reported
Jan 31, 2019 referred to health

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A3840 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4181
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2803-j, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A5804, S5466
2017-2018: A2914, S1868

A3840 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring that information be made available to parents regarding window blind safety.

A3840 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3840

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 31, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  McDONALD,  ORTIZ, MORINELLO -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in  relation  to  requiring  that
  information be made available to parents regarding window blind safety

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 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. The commissioner shall require that every hospital and birth center
shall prepare in printed or photocopied form and distribute at the  time
of  pre-booking directly to each prospective maternity patient and, upon
request, to the general public an informational  leaflet.  Such  leaflet
shall  be  designed  by  the  commissioner and shall contain brief defi-
nitions of maternity related procedures and practices  as  specified  in
subdivision two of this section and such other material as deemed appro-
priate  by  the commissioner. Hospitals and birth centers may also elect
to distribute additional explanatory material along with  the  maternity
patients informational leaflet. The commissioner shall make the informa-
tion  contained in the leaflet available on the department's website AND
SHALL CAUSE A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF LEAFLETS TO BE PRINTED OR PHOTOCOPIED
TO ALLOW EACH PEDIATRIC PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER IN THE  STATE  TO  PROVIDE
THE LEAFLET TO PARENTS AT A CHILD'S SIX MONTH APPOINTMENT.
  § 2. Section 2803-j of the public health law, as amended by chapter 62
of  the laws of 1996, is amended by adding a new subdivision 1-e to read
as follows:
  1-E. THE INFORMATIONAL LEAFLET SHALL ALSO INCLUDE INFORMATION  REGARD-
ING  THE  DANGER  THAT  WINDOW  BLINDS POSE TO CHILDREN INCLUDING PROPER
INSTALLATION OF BLINDS, EXAMPLES OF CURRENT STANDARDS AND THE  POTENTIAL
FATAL CONSEQUENCES FROM STRANGULATION POSED BY WINDOW BLINDS.
  §  3.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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

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