senate Bill S3344A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the professional certification of doulas

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Current Bill Status Via A364 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.243
substituted for s3344b
Jun 18, 2019 substituted by a364b
Jun 05, 2019 amended on third reading 3344b
Jun 05, 2019 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
May 15, 2019 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 30, 2019 amended on third reading 3344a
Mar 13, 2019 advanced to third reading
Mar 12, 2019 2nd report cal.
Mar 11, 2019 1st report cal.243
Feb 05, 2019 referred to women's issues

Votes

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Mar 11, 2019 - Women's Issues committee Vote

S3344
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Mar 11, 2019

Co-Sponsors

S3344 - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2509, Pub Health L

S3344 - Summary

Authorizes the professional certification of doulas; only those certified may provide doula services defined as continuous emotional and physical support provided by a certified doula throughout labor and birth, and intermittently during the prenatal and postpartum periods.

S3344 - Sponsor Memo

S3344 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3344

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Women's Issues

AN ACT to amend the public  health  law,  in  relation  to  professional
  certification of doulas

  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
2509 to read as follows:
  § 2509. CERTIFIED DOULAS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "CERTIFIED DOULA" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL CERTIFIED UNDER THIS SECTION
WHO PROVIDES CERTIFIED DOULA SERVICES.
  (B) "CERTIFIED DOULA SERVICES" MEANS CONTINUOUS EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL
SUPPORT  PROVIDED  BY  A CERTIFIED DOULA THROUGHOUT LABOR AND BIRTH, AND
INTERMITTENTLY DURING THE PRENATAL AND POSTPARTUM PERIODS.
  2. USE OF TITLE. ONLY A PERSON CERTIFIED UNDER THIS SECTION  SHALL  BE
AUTHORIZED TO USE THE TITLE "CERTIFIED DOULA".
  3.  REQUIREMENTS  FOR  A  PROFESSIONAL  CERTIFICATION. TO QUALIFY AS A
CERTIFIED DOULA, AN APPLICANT SHALL FULFILL THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
  (A) APPLICATION: FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT.
  (B) EDUCATION: SATISFACTORILY:
  (I) COMPLETE AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM, IN ACCORDANCE  WITH  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER'S REGULATIONS; OR
  (II) SUBMIT EVIDENCE OF CERTIFICATION, THE EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION FOR
WHICH IS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO BE EQUIVALENT TO THE FOREGOING,
FROM ANY STATE OR COUNTRY, SATISFACTORY TO THE DEPARTMENT AND IN ACCORD-
ANCE WITH THE COMMISSIONER'S REGULATIONS.
  (C)  EXAMINATION:  PASS  AN EXAMINATION SATISFACTORY TO THE DEPARTMENT
AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMMISSIONER'S REGULATIONS.
  (D) AGE: BE AT LEAST EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE.
  (E) CHARACTER: BE OF GOOD MORAL CHARACTER AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPART-
MENT.

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

Co-Sponsors

S3344A - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2509, Pub Health L

S3344A - Summary

Authorizes the professional certification of doulas; only those certified may provide doula services defined as continuous emotional and physical support provided by a certified doula throughout labor and birth, and intermittently during the prenatal and postpartum periods.

S3344A - Sponsor Memo

S3344A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3344--A
    Cal. No. 243

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. RAMOS, GAUGHRAN, KRUEGER, RIVERA -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Women's  Issues  -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to
  first and second report, ordered  to  a  third  reading,  amended  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  health law, in relation to professional
  certification of doulas

  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
2509 to read as follows:
  § 2509. CERTIFIED DOULAS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "CERTIFIED DOULA" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL CERTIFIED UNDER THIS SECTION
WHO PROVIDES CERTIFIED DOULA SERVICES.
  (B) "CERTIFIED DOULA SERVICES" MEANS CONTINUOUS EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL
SUPPORT PROVIDED BY A CERTIFIED DOULA THROUGHOUT LABOR  AND  BIRTH,  AND
INTERMITTENTLY DURING THE PRENATAL AND POSTPARTUM PERIODS.
  2.  USE  OF TITLE. ONLY A PERSON CERTIFIED UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE
AUTHORIZED TO USE THE TITLE "CERTIFIED DOULA".
  3. CERTIFICATE. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ISSUE A CERTIFICATE AS A CERTI-
FIED DOULA TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHO APPLIES FOR CERTIFICATION AND WHO QUALI-
FIES UNDER SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION.
  4. REQUIREMENTS FOR A  PROFESSIONAL  CERTIFICATION.  TO  BE  CERTIFIED
UNDER  THIS  SECTION,  AN APPLICANT SHALL FULFILL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRE-
MENTS:
  (A) APPLICATION: FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT.
  (B) EDUCATION: SATISFACTORILY:
  (I) COMPLETE AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM, IN ACCORDANCE  WITH  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER'S REGULATIONS; OR
  (II) SUBMIT EVIDENCE OF CERTIFICATION, THE EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION FOR
WHICH IS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO BE EQUIVALENT TO THE FOREGOING,

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

Co-Sponsors

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S3344B (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2509, Pub Health L

S3344B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the professional certification of doulas; only those certified may provide doula services defined as continuous emotional and physical support provided by a certified doula throughout labor and birth, and intermittently during the prenatal and postpartum periods.

S3344B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3344B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3344--B
    Cal. No. 243

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RAMOS,  BIAGGI, GAUGHRAN, KRUEGER, RIVERA -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Women's Issues -- reported favorably from said committee,
  ordered  to  first  and  second  report,  ordered  to a third reading,
  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
  third  reading  --  passed  by  Senate  and delivered to the Assembly,
  recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third  reading,  amended  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  health law, in relation to professional
  certification of doulas

  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
2509 to read as follows:
  § 2509. CERTIFIED DOULAS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "CERTIFIED DOULA" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL CERTIFIED UNDER THIS SECTION
WHO PROVIDES CERTIFIED DOULA SERVICES.
  (B) "CERTIFIED DOULA SERVICES" MEANS CONTINUOUS EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL
SUPPORT PROVIDED BY A CERTIFIED DOULA THROUGHOUT LABOR  AND  BIRTH,  AND
INTERMITTENTLY DURING THE PRENATAL AND POSTPARTUM PERIODS.
  2.  USE  OF TITLE. ONLY A PERSON CERTIFIED UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE
AUTHORIZED TO USE THE TITLE "CERTIFIED DOULA".
  3. CERTIFICATE. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ISSUE A CERTIFICATE AS A CERTI-
FIED DOULA TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHO APPLIES FOR CERTIFICATION AND WHO QUALI-
FIES UNDER SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION.
  4. REQUIREMENTS FOR A  PROFESSIONAL  CERTIFICATION.  TO  BE  CERTIFIED
UNDER  THIS  SECTION,  AN APPLICANT SHALL FULFILL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRE-
MENTS:
  (A) APPLICATION: FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT.
  (B) EDUCATION: SATISFACTORILY:

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

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