assembly Bill A9648

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to lactation counseling services

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status Via S6952 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.


view actions (10)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 17, 2020 signed chap.61
delivered to governor
Feb 26, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.413
substituted for a9648
Feb 26, 2020 substituted by s6952
Feb 20, 2020 advanced to third reading cal.413
Feb 11, 2020 reported
Jan 31, 2020 referred to health

A9648 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §365-a, Soc Serv L (as proposed in S.3387 & A.2345)

A9648 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to lactation counseling services when such services are ordered by a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or midwife.

A9648 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 31, 2020

Introduced  by M. of A. SOLAGES -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Health

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to lactation  coun-
  seling services


  Section 1. Paragraph (x) of subdivision 2  of  section  365-a  of  the
social services law, as amended by a chapter of the laws of 2019, amend-
ing  the  social services law relating to lactation counseling services,
as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 3387 and A. 2345, is amended
to read as follows:
  (x)(i) lactation counseling services for pregnant and postpartum women
NURSE  PRACTITIONER,  OR  MIDWIFE  AND provided by a qualified lactation
care provider, as determined by the commissioner  of  health;  provided,
however,  that  the  provisions  of this paragraph shall not take effect
unless all necessary approvals under federal  law  and  regulation  have
been obtained to receive federal financial participation in the costs of
health  care  services  provided  pursuant to this paragraph. Nothing in
this paragraph shall be construed to modify any licensure, certification
or scope of practice provision under title eight of the education law.
  (ii) [For] FOR the purposes of this  paragraph,  the  following  terms
shall have the following meanings:
  (1)  "Qualified  lactation  care  provider"  shall  mean  a person who
possesses current certification as a  lactation  care  provider  from  a
certification  program accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting
  (2) "Nationally recognized accrediting agency" shall mean a nationally
recognized accrediting agency designated by the  commissioner;  provided
that the commissioner shall designate more than one agency.
  §  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect on the same date and in the same
manner as a chapter of the laws of 2019, amending  the  social  services
law  relating  to lactation counseling services, as proposed in legisla-
tive bills numbers S. 3387 and A. 2345, takes effect.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets