senate Bill S1471

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to offering plant-based food options in hospitals

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 13, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 08, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 07, 2019 1st report cal.619
Jan 15, 2019 referred to health

Votes

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May 7, 2019 - Health committee Vote

S1471
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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S1471 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4072
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2827, Pub Health L

S1471 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires hospitals to offer plant-based food options to patients upon request.

S1471 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1471 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1471

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation  to  offering  plant-
  based food options in hospitals

  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
2827 to read as follows:
  §  2827. PLANT-BASED FOOD OPTIONS. 1. UPON REQUEST BY A PATIENT OR THE
PATIENT'S LAWFUL REPRESENTATIVE IN A  HOSPITAL  PROVIDING  INPATIENT  OR
RESIDENTIAL  CARE,  THE  HOSPITAL  SHALL OFFER THE PATIENT A PLANT-BASED
FOOD OPTION AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO EVERY MEAL OR  SNACK  OFFERED  IN  FOOD
SERVICE  TO  THE PATIENT. ALL THE HOSPITAL'S WRITTEN MATERIAL DESCRIBING
FOOD OFFERINGS SHALL INCLUDE THE  AVAILABILITY  OF  A  PLANT-BASED  FOOD
OPTION.  THE  PLANT-BASED  FOOD OPTION SHALL BE OFFERED AT NO ADDITIONAL
COST TO THE PATIENT BEYOND WHAT WOULD BE CHARGED FOR A  COMPARABLE  NON-
PLANT-BASED FOOD OPTION.
  2.  THE  HOSPITAL SHALL RESPOND IN A REASONABLE MANNER AND TIME TO ANY
REQUEST MADE UNDER THIS SECTION. THE  REQUEST  SHALL  BE  EFFECTIVE  FOR
EVERY HOSPITAL MEAL OR SNACK IN WHICH THE PATIENT IS REASONABLY EXPECTED
TO  PARTICIPATE.  THIS  SECTION DOES NOT PRECLUDE THE OFFERING OF PLANT-
BASED FOOD OPTIONS TO PATIENTS WHO HAVE NOT REQUESTED IT, AND  DOES  NOT
PRECLUDE  AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS REQUESTED A PLANT-BASED FOOD OPTION FROM
SELECTING A NON-PLANT-BASED FOOD OPTION.
  3. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "PLANT-BASED FOOD OPTION" MEANS A FOOD OR BEVERAGE THAT IS FREE OF
ANIMAL PRODUCTS AND THAT HAS NUTRITIONAL VALUE COMPARABLE  TO  THE  NON-
PLANT-BASED FOOD OPTION THAT IT REPLACES.
  (B) "ANIMAL PRODUCT" MEANS MEAT, POULTRY, SEAFOOD, DAIRY, EGGS, HONEY,
AND ANY DERIVATIVE THEREOF.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04012-02-9

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