assembly Bill A8702

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes the commissioner of health to conduct a study and issue a report examining unmet health and resource needs facing women with polycystic ovarian syndrome in New York state

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A8702 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Health, Commissioner of
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A5979

A8702 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the commissioner of health to conduct a study and issue a report examining unmet health and resource needs facing women with polycystic ovarian syndrome in New York and the impact of limited service and resources for women to obtain accurate, non-coercive health care information and timely access to a comprehensive range of reproductive and sexual health care services.

A8702 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  8702

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            October 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. WALKER -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Health

AN  ACT  authorizing  the  commissioner of health to conduct a study and
  issue a report examining unmet health and resource needs facing  women
  with  polycystic  ovarian syndrome in New York state and the impact of
  limited service centers and resources for women  to  obtain  accurate,
  non-coercive health care information and timely access to a comprehen-
  sive range of reproductive and sexual health care services

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

  Section 1. Definition.  As  used  in  this  act,  "polycystic  ovarian
syndrome"  is a hormonal imbalance disorder that is common among 1 in 10
women during their reproductive age, meaning that:
  1. (a) there is an elevated amount of testosterone  and  releasing  of
sex  hormones called androgens, caused by a condition called hyperandro-
genism; and
  (b) too much of these hormones within the  body  can  cause  irregular
periods,  heavy  periods,  excessive  body and facial hair, oily skin or
acne, thinning or hair loss, weight gain, and difficulty  getting  preg-
nant;  with  hyperandrogenism and abnormal levels of sex hormones, there
is a prevention of eggs being normally released from the ovaries, irreg-
ular menstrual periods, and infertility.
  2. Within the United States, approximately  twelve  percent  of  women
face difficulties getting pregnant.
  §  2.  Authorization  of study and study scope. 1. The commissioner of
health  (hereinafter  "the  commissioner")  is  hereby  authorized   and
directed  to  conduct  a  study  and  issue a report examining the unmet
health and resource needs facing women with polycystic ovarian  syndrome
in  New York state, and the impact of service and resources for women to
obtain accurate non-coercive health care information and  timely  access
to a comprehensive range of reproductive and sexual health care services

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