assembly Bill A3375

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes protocols for the handling of stillbirths by healthcare facilities and establishing a stillbirth research database

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Jan 29, 2019 referred to health

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A3375 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2810
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§206 & 201, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9330, S7438
2017-2018: A505, S1334

A3375 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing protocols for stillbirths and establishing a stillbirth research database.

A3375 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3375

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 29, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. BICHOTTE, WALKER, JAFFEE, FINCH, RICHARDSON --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK -- read once and referred  to  the
  Committee on Health

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  health law, in relation to establishing
  protocols for the handling of stillbirths by healthcare facilities and
  establishing a stillbirth research database

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

  Section 1. Section 206 of the public health law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 31 to read as follows:
  31.  (A)  THE  COMMISSIONER,  IN  CONSULTATION WITH THE STATE BOARD OF
MEDICAL EXAMINERS, THE NEW YORK BOARD OF NURSING, THE  STATE  BOARD  FOR
PSYCHOLOGY,  AND  THE  STATE  BOARD  FOR  SOCIAL WORK, SHALL DEVELOP AND
PRESCRIBE BY REGULATION COMPREHENSIVE  POLICIES  AND  PROCEDURES  TO  BE
FOLLOWED  BY  HEALTH  CARE  FACILITIES THAT PROVIDE BIRTHING AND NEWBORN
CARE SERVICES IN THE STATE WHEN A STILLBIRTH OCCURS.
  (B) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL REQUIRE AS A CONDITION  OF  LICENSURE  THAT
EACH  HEALTH  CARE  FACILITY  IN  THE  STATE  THAT PROVIDES BIRTHING AND
NEWBORN CARE SERVICES ADHERE TO THE POLICIES AND  PROCEDURES  PRESCRIBED
IN  THIS  SUBDIVISION.  THE  POLICIES AND PROCEDURES SHALL INCLUDE, AT A
MINIMUM:
  (I) PROTOCOLS FOR ASSIGNING PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TO  ONE  PHYSICIAN,
WHO SHALL COMMUNICATE THE CONDITION OF THE FETUS TO THE MOTHER AND FAMI-
LY,  AND INFORM AND COORDINATE STAFF TO ASSIST WITH LABOR, DELIVERY, AND
POSTMORTEM PROCEDURES;
  (II) GUIDELINES TO ASSESS A FAMILY'S LEVEL OF AWARENESS AND  KNOWLEDGE
REGARDING THE STILLBIRTH;
  (III)  THE  ESTABLISHMENT  OF A BEREAVEMENT CHECKLIST, AND AN INFORMA-
TIONAL PAMPHLET TO BE GIVEN TO A FAMILY EXPERIENCING A  STILLBIRTH  THAT
INCLUDES INFORMATION ABOUT FUNERAL AND CREMATION OPTIONS;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00372-01-9

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