assembly Bill A6971B

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring anaphylactic policies for child care services

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Current Bill Status Via S218 - Signed by Governor


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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 12, 2019 signed chap.254
delivered to governor
Jun 17, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.157
substituted for a6971b
Jun 17, 2019 substituted by s218b
Jun 11, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.157
rules report cal.157
reported
Jun 06, 2019 reported referred to rules
May 21, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
May 15, 2019 print number 6971b
May 15, 2019 amend and recommit to health
Apr 03, 2019 print number 6971a
Apr 03, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to health
Mar 29, 2019 referred to health

Votes

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May 21, 2019 - Finance committee Vote

S218B
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 21, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S218B
19
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committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 30, 2019 - Health committee Vote

S218A
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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A6971 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S218
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2500-h, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A10031, S9193

A6971 - Summary

Relates to requiring anaphylactic policies for child care services setting forth guidelines and procedures to be followed for both the prevention of anaphylaxis and during a medical emergency resulting from anaphylaxis.

A6971 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6971

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 29, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. TAYLOR -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Health

AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, the education law and the penal
  law, in relation to requiring anaphylactic  policies  for  child  care
  services

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Elijah's Law".
  § 2. Section 2500-h of the public health law, as added by chapter  579
of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  §  2500-h.  Anaphylactic  policy  for  [school  districts]  CHILD CARE
SERVICE PROVIDERS. 1.  FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION "CHILD CARE SERVICE"
OR "CHILD CARE SERVICE PROVIDER" SHALL MEAN CARE FOR ANY CHILD UNDER THE
AGE OF EIGHTEEN PROVIDED ON A REGULAR BASIS AWAY FROM THE CHILD'S  RESI-
DENCE  FOR LESS THAN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS PER DAY BY SOMEONE OTHER THAN THE
PARENT, STEP-PARENT, GUARDIAN, OR RELATIVE WITHIN THE  THIRD  DEGREE  OF
CONSANGUINITY  OF  THE  PARENTS OR STEP-PARENTS OF SUCH CHILD; AND SHALL
INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: ALL PUBLIC AND  PRIVATE  ELEMENTARY  AND
SECONDARY  SCHOOLS; GROUP FAMILY DAY CARE HOME, FAMILY DAY CARE HOME AND
SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE AS SUCH TERMS ARE DEFINED IN SECTION THREE HUNDRED
NINETY OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW; A DAY CAMP AS DEFINED  IN  THE  STATE
SANITARY CODE; AN AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM OPERATED FOR THE PURPOSE OF RELI-
GIOUS  EDUCATION,  SPORTS,  OR  RECREATION;  A  FACILITY  PROVIDING  DAY
SERVICES UNDER AN OPERATING CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY  THE  DEPARTMENT,  THE
OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH OR OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABIL-
ITIES;  A  KINDERGARTEN, PRE-KINDERGARTEN OR NURSERY SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN
THREE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER; AN AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN  OPER-
ATED BY A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT OR BY A PRIVATE SCHOOL OR ACADEMY WHICH
IS PROVIDING ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY EDUCATION OR BOTH.
  2.  The commissioner[, in consultation with the commissioner of educa-
tion, shall  establish  an  anaphylactic  policy  for  school  districts

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

Co-Sponsors

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A6971A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S218
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2500-h, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A10031, S9193

A6971A - Summary

Relates to requiring anaphylactic policies for child care services setting forth guidelines and procedures to be followed for both the prevention of anaphylaxis and during a medical emergency resulting from anaphylaxis.

A6971A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6971--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 29, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. TAYLOR -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on  Health -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring  anaphy-
  lactic policies for child care services

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Elijah's Law".
  § 2. Section 2500-h of the public health law, as added by chapter  579
of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  §  2500-h.  Anaphylactic  policy  for  school districts AND CHILD CARE
PROVIDERS. 1.  The commissioner, in consultation with  the  commissioner
of education AND THE COMMISSIONER OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, shall
establish  [an]  anaphylactic [policy] POLICIES for school districts AND
CHILD DAY CARE PROVIDERS AS DEFINED IN SECTION THREE HUNDRED  NINETY  OF
THE  SOCIAL  SERVICES  LAW setting forth guidelines and procedures to be
followed for both the prevention of anaphylaxis  and  during  a  medical
emergency  resulting  from  anaphylaxis.  Such policy shall be developed
after consultation with representatives of pediatric physicians,  school
nurses  and other health care providers with expertise in treating chil-
dren with anaphylaxis, parents of children with life threatening  aller-
gies,  [school  administrators, teachers, school food service directors]
and appropriate not-for-profit corporations representing allergic  indi-
viduals at risk for anaphylaxis, AND SCHOOL AND CHILD DAY CARE PERSONNEL
INCLUDING  ADMINISTRATORS,  TEACHERS,  AND  FOOD  SERVICE  DIRECTORS. IN
ESTABLISHING POLICIES UNDER THIS SECTION, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL CONSID-
ER THE VOLUNTARY GUIDELINES FOR MANAGING FOOD ALLERGIES IN  SCHOOLS  AND
EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS ISSUED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT
OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, TO THE EXTENT APPROPRIATE FOR THE SETTING.
  2.  The anaphylactic [policy] POLICIES established [by] UNDER subdivi-
sion one of this section shall include the following:

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

Co-Sponsors

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A6971B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S218
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2500-h, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A10031, S9193

A6971B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring anaphylactic policies for child care services setting forth guidelines and procedures to be followed for both the prevention of anaphylaxis and during a medical emergency resulting from anaphylaxis.

A6971B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6971--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 29, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. TAYLOR, L. ROSENTHAL, D'URSO, SOLAGES, ORTIZ,
  RICHARDSON, CRESPO,  FERNANDEZ,  DE LA ROSA,  COOK,  WEPRIN,  PRETLOW,
  GOTTFRIED,   LAVINE,  HYNDMAN,  DICKENS,  BRONSON,  CUSICK,  ABINANTI,
  ARROYO,  RIVERA,  JEAN-PIERRE,  DAVILA,  McDONALD,  STECK,   WILLIAMS,
  JOYNER, EPSTEIN, D. ROSENTHAL, O'DONNELL, STERN, VANEL, BARRON, DINOW-
  ITZ,  JAFFEE,  BRABENEC, RAIA, WRIGHT, PAULIN, FALL, SEAWRIGHT, GALEF,
  MOSLEY, RAYNOR -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted  to  said  committee -- again reported from said committee
  with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to  said
  committee

AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring anaphy-
  lactic policies for child care services

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Elijah's Law".
  §  2. Section 2500-h of the public health law, as added by chapter 579
of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  § 2500-h. Anaphylactic policy for  school  districts  AND  CHILD  CARE
PROVIDERS.  1.    (A) The commissioner, in consultation with the commis-
sioner of education, shall establish an anaphylactic policy  for  school
districts  setting  forth  guidelines  and procedures to be followed for
both the prevention  of  anaphylaxis  and  during  a  medical  emergency
resulting  from  anaphylaxis.    Such  policy  shall  be developed after
consultation with representatives of pediatric physicians, school nurses
and other health care providers with expertise in treating children with
anaphylaxis, parents of children with life threatening allergies, school
administrators, teachers, school food service directors and  appropriate
not-for-profit  corporations  representing  allergic individuals at risk
for anaphylaxis.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01766-07-9

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