assembly Bill A118

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to women's health in correctional facilities

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to ways and means
Mar 26, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 09, 2019 referred to correction

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A118 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3126
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§207-b & 140-a, amd §§140, 611 & 505, Cor L; amd §2308-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A8764
2021-2022: A211, S401

A118 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to women's health in correctional facilities; establishes a women's health education program; provides access to pregnancy counseling services; authorizes a support person to accompany an inmate during delivery (view more) requires HIV and STD testing to be offered to women inmates; provides pregnant inmates with access to prenatal vitamins as well as a specialized diet tailored to pregnancy needs; requires a study and report on women's health in prison.

A118 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                    118
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 9, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, GALEF, ARROYO, JAFFEE, NIOU, RICH-
   ARDSON, DICKENS, JEAN-PIERRE, SIMON, SEAWRIGHT, WRIGHT, COOK, HYNDMAN,
   AUBRY, MOSLEY, LAVINE, BARRON, BLAKE, ORTIZ, CAHILL,  COLTON,  D'URSO,
   CRESPO,  RIVERA  --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A. FERNANDEZ -- read
   once and referred to the Committee on Correction
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  establishing  the
   women's  health  education  program  for  correctional  facilities and
   rights of pregnant  inmates;  to  amend  the  public  health  law,  in
   relation  to  requiring  certain  testing  to be offered; to amend the
   correction law, in relation to providing pregnant inmates with  access
   to  prenatal  vitamins  and  a  specialized  diet;  and to require the
   department of health to collect data on women's health care in prisons
   and publish a report
 
   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
 207-b to read as follows:
   § 207-B. WOMEN'S HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM IN STATE AND  LOCAL  CORREC-
 TIONAL  FACILITIES.  THE  COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMIS-
 SIONER OF CORRECTIONS AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION AND  THE  CHAIR  OF  THE
 STATE  COMMISSION OF CORRECTION, SHALL ESTABLISH A WOMEN'S HEALTH EDUCA-
 TION PROGRAM IN STATE AND LOCAL CORRECTIONAL  FACILITIES.  SUCH  PROGRAM
 SHALL  EDUCATE  FACILITY  MEDICAL  STAFF ON THE SPECIAL MEDICAL NEEDS OF
 WOMEN, INCLUDING TRAINING  ON  PROVIDING  PROFESSIONAL,  RESPECTFUL  AND
 INFORMED  CARE  OF  WOMEN  WHO HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR
 SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
   § 2. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 and subdivision 2 of  section  611
 of  the  correction  law,  paragraph  (c) of subdivision 1 as amended by
 chapter 17 of the laws of 2016 and subdivision 2 as amended  by  chapter
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.