senate Bill S2810

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to health
Jan 29, 2019 referred to health

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S2810 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3375
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§206 & 201, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7438, A9330
2017-2018: S1334, A505

S2810 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S2810 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2810 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2810

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  COMRIE, ADDABBO, PARKER -- 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  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;
  (IV) PROVISION OF ONE-ON-ONE NURSING CARE  FOR  THE  DURATION  OF  THE
MOTHER'S STAY AT THE FACILITY;

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

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