Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Dec 22, 2020||
|Dec 11, 2020||
delivered to governor
|Jul 23, 2020||
returned to assembly
3rd reading cal.911
substituted for s8525
|Jul 23, 2020||
substituted by a2770c
|Jul 22, 2020||
ordered to third reading cal.911
|Jul 20, 2020||
reported and committed to rules
|Jul 17, 2020||
committee discharged and committed to health
|Jun 08, 2020||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S8525Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A2770 - Signed by Governor
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S8525 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S8525 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Enacts the Jonah Bichotte Cowan Law; relates to pre-term labor care and directs the commissioner of health to require hospitals to provide pre-term labor patients with information regarding the potential health effects of pre-term labor and pre-term delivery on an expectant mother and on her fetus.
2019-S8525 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8525 SPONSOR: MONTGOMERY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to enacting the Jonah Bichotte Cowan law relating to pre-term labor care and directing the commissioner of health to require hospitals to provide pre-term labor patients with information regarding the potential health effects of pre-term labor and pre-term delivery on an expectant mother and on her fetus PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is for hospitals and birthing centers to inform and care for mothers experiencing pre-term labor. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 names this act the "Jonah Bichotte Cowan Law".
2019-S8525 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8525 I N S E N A T E June 8, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MONTGOMERY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to enacting the Jonah Bichotte Cowan law relating to pre-term labor care and directing the commissioner of health to require hospitals to provide pre-term labor patients with information regarding the potential health effects of pre-term labor and pre-term delivery on an expectant mother and on her fetus THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Jonah Bichotte Cowan law". § 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2509-b to read as follows: § 2509-B. PRE-TERM LABOR CARE. 1. WHEN AN EXPECTANT MOTHER PRESENTS AT A GENERAL HOSPITAL WITH CONCERNS ABOUT BEING IN PRE-TERM LABOR, THE GENERAL HOSPITAL SHALL: (A) DETERMINE WHETHER THE EXPECTANT MOTHER IS IN PRE-TERM LABOR; (B) UPON MAKING A DIAGNOSIS OF PRE-TERM LABOR, ADMIT THE EXPECTANT MOTHER TO THE GENERAL HOSPITAL OR TREAT HER IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM FOR CLOSE OBSERVATION AND CONTINUOUS MONITORING UNTIL IT IS DEEMED MEDICALLY SAFE FOR DISCHARGE FROM THE GENERAL HOSPITAL OR STABILIZE AND ARRANGE FOR AN APPROPRIATE TRANSFER OF SUCH EXPECTANT MOTHER TO ANOTHER GENERAL HOSPITAL; AND (C) PROVIDE THE EXPECTANT MOTHER WITH INFORMATION CONCERNING PRE-TERM LABOR AND THE POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS OF PRE-TERM LABOR AND PREMATURE BIRTH DELIVERY ON THE MOTHER AND ON HER FETUS AS REQUIRED BY SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED THREE-J OF THIS CHAPTER. 2. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, "GENERAL HOSPITAL" MEANS A GENERAL HOSPI- TAL AS DEFINED IN SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE OF THIS CHAPTER. § 3. Subdivisions 1 and 1-a of section 2803-j of the public health law, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 66 of the laws of 2020 and subdivision 1-a as added by chapter 56 of the laws of 1996, are amended and a new subdivision 1-f is added to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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