Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||
referred to health
Senate Bill S7020
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S7020 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S7020 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7020 SPONSOR: KAPLAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to patient discharge information concerning certain premature newborn infants PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would require any hospital that provides birthing services to provide written, educational material containing information about the possible complications, proper care and support associated with newborn infants who are born premature at less than thirty-seven weeks gesta- tional age. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: New section 2803-v of the public health law is created requiring written education information be provided by hospitals that provide birthing services to those caring for newborn infants who are born premature at
2019-S7020 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7020 I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 8, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to patient discharge information concerning certain premature newborn infants 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 2803-w to read as follows: § 2803-W. PATIENT DISCHARGE INFORMATION. 1. ANY HOSPITAL THAT PROVIDES BIRTHING SERVICES SHALL PROVIDE WRITTEN, EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL CONTAINING INFORMATION ABOUT THE POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS, PROPER CARE AND SUPPORT ASSOCIATED WITH NEWBORN INFANTS WHO ARE BORN PREMATURE AT LESS THAN THIRTY-SEVEN WEEKS GESTATIONAL AGE. THE WRITTEN INFORMATION SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING: (A) THE UNIQUE HEALTH ISSUES AFFECTING INFANTS BORN PREMATURE, SUCH AS: INCREASED RISK OF DEVELOPMENTAL PROBLEMS; NUTRITIONAL CHALLENGES; INFECTION; CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE (BRONCHOPULMONARY DYSPLASIA); VISION AND HEARING IMPAIRMENT; BREATHING PROBLEMS; FEEDING; MAINTAINING BODY TEMPERATURE; JAUNDICE; HYPERACTIVITY; INFANT MORTALITY AND LONG-TERM COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH FINE MOTOR SKILLS, READING, WRITING, MATH- EMATICS AND SPEAKING; (B) THE PROPER CARE NEEDS OF PREMATURE INFANTS, DEVELOPMENTAL SCREEN- INGS AND MONITORING AND HEALTHCARE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO PREMATURE INFANTS; (C) INFECTIOUS DISEASE AWARENESS AND METHODS TO PREVENT OR MINIMIZE INFECTIONS COMMON TO PREMATURE INFANTS; AND (D) COMMUNITY RESOURCES TO ASSIST PARENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS WITH THE CARE AND SUPPORT OF PREMATURE INFANTS. 2. SUCH MATERIALS SHALL BE WRITTEN IN CLEAR LANGUAGE TO EDUCATE PARENTS OF PREMATURE INFANTS ACROSS A VARIETY OF SOCIOECONOMIC STATUSES AND SHALL BE UPDATED AT LEAST EVERY TWO YEARS. § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law.
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