senate Bill S5023A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the interagency task force on health literacy

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 24, 2020 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 12, 2020 advanced to third reading
Feb 11, 2020 2nd report cal.
Feb 10, 2020 1st report cal.384
Feb 05, 2020 print number 5023a
Feb 05, 2020 amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 08, 2020 referred to higher education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 19, 2019 referred to higher education
Jun 18, 2019 delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1605
committee discharged and committed to rules
Apr 03, 2019 referred to higher education

Votes

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Feb 10, 2020 - Higher Education committee Vote

S5023
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 10, 2020

Jun 18, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S5023
17
1
committee
17
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S5023 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5886
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §238-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S5626
2011-2012: S1142
2013-2014: S3211, A9152
2015-2016: S2522, A2492
2017-2018: S1737, A1727
2021-2022: S1407

S5023 - Summary

Establishes the interagency task force on health literacy, to study health literacy and develop recommendations for improving health literacy in this state.

S5023 - Sponsor Memo

S5023 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5023
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               April 3, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the  establishment  of
   the interagency task force on health literacy
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative intent. 1. It is the intent of the  legislature
 to  improve  health  care  access  and  outcomes, and reduce unnecessary
 health care spending by addressing the issue of health literacy.  Health
 literacy  is the degree to which an individual, or individuals, have the
 capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health care information
 and services necessary for them to make appropriate health decisions.
   2. A patient's health literacy may be affected if they have low educa-
 tion skills, cultural  barriers  to  seeking  health  care,  or  limited
 English  proficiency  (LEP).    Demographically, individuals with health
 literacy challenges often  are  represented  disproportionately  in  the
 following  groups:  older adults, minority and/or immigrant populations,
 lower-income populations, and medically underserved populations.
   3. Although New York has some existing  health  literacy  initiatives,
 the  legislature  finds  that  a comprehensive statewide health literacy
 task force is a necessary and valuable step toward eliminating  as  much
 as  practicable  the  negative  outcomes that health literacy challenges
 create in the state.
   § 2. The education law is amended by adding a  new  section  238-b  to
 read as follows:
   § 238-B. INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE ON HEALTH LITERACY. 1. THERE IS HEREBY
 ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, AN INTERAGENCY TASK
 FORCE  ON HEALTH LITERACY TO BE ADMINISTERED ACCORDING TO THE PROVISIONS
 OF THIS SECTION. SUCH TASK FORCE  SHALL  ASSIST  THE  HEALTH  AND  HUMAN
 SERVICE  AGENCIES OF THIS STATE IN STUDYING HEALTH LITERACY AND DEVELOP-
 ING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING HEALTH LITERACY IN THIS STATE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S5023A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5886
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §238-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S5626
2011-2012: S1142
2013-2014: S3211, A9152
2015-2016: S2522, A2492
2017-2018: S1737, A1727
2021-2022: S1407

S5023A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the interagency task force on health literacy, to study health literacy and develop recommendations for improving health literacy in this state.

S5023A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5023A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5023--A
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               April 3, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education -- recom-
   mitted to the Committee on Higher Education in accordance with  Senate
   Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the  establishment  of
   the interagency task force on health literacy
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative intent. 1. It is the intent of the  legislature
 to  improve  health  care  access  and  outcomes, and reduce unnecessary
 health care spending by addressing the issue of health literacy.  Health
 literacy  is the degree to which an individual, or individuals, have the
 capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health care information
 and services necessary for them to make appropriate health decisions.
   2. A patient's health literacy may be affected if they have low educa-
 tion skills, cultural  barriers  to  seeking  health  care,  or  limited
 English  proficiency  (LEP).    Demographically, individuals with health
 literacy challenges often  are  represented  disproportionately  in  the
 following  groups:  older adults, minority and/or immigrant populations,
 lower-income populations, and medically underserved populations.
   3. Although New York has some existing  health  literacy  initiatives,
 the  legislature  finds  that  a comprehensive statewide health literacy
 task force is a necessary and valuable step toward eliminating  as  much
 as  practicable  the  negative  outcomes that health literacy challenges
 create in the state.
   § 2. The education law is amended by adding a  new  section  238-b  to
 read as follows:
   § 238-B. INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE ON HEALTH LITERACY. 1. THERE IS HEREBY
 ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, AN INTERAGENCY TASK
 FORCE  ON HEALTH LITERACY TO BE ADMINISTERED ACCORDING TO THE PROVISIONS
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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