senate Bill S5480

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of health to establish at least 4 infant recovery centers in areas of need for infants suffering from drug withdrawal as a result of in utero exposure

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2019 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1326
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 21, 2019 reported and committed to finance
May 02, 2019 referred to health

Votes

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Jun 12, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S5480
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 21, 2019 - Health committee Vote

S5480
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S5480 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1141
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 25 Title 1 §2509, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S2815, A7913

S5480 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of health to establish at least 4 infant recovery centers in areas of need for infants suffering from drug withdrawal as a result of in utero exposure.

S5480 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5480 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5480

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- 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  the
  infant recovery centers pilot program; and providing for the repeal of
  such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Title 1 of article 25 of the public health law  is  amended
by adding a new section 2509 to read as follows:
  §  2509. INFANT RECOVERY CENTERS PILOT PROGRAM.  THERE SHALL BE ESTAB-
LISHED AN INFANT RECOVERY CENTERS PILOT PROGRAM WHEREBY THE  COMMISSION-
ER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
SERVICES, SHALL ESTABLISH AT LEAST FOUR INFANT RECOVERY CENTERS IN AREAS
OF  NEED IN THE STATE. SUCH CENTERS SHALL PROVIDE COST EFFECTIVE, NECES-
SARY SERVICES AND ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF CARE FOR  TARGETED  POPULATIONS
IN  ORDER  TO  DEMONSTRATE  THE  EFFECTIVENESS OF SUCH PROGRAM. ELIGIBLE
INFANTS SHALL BE UNDER ONE  YEAR  OF  AGE  AND  SUFFER  FROM  WITHDRAWAL
RESULTING FROM IN UTERO EXPOSURE TO DRUGS. SUCH INFANT WITHDRAWAL MAY BE
THE  RESULT OF CONDITIONS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEONATAL ABSTI-
NENCE SYNDROME. THE PROGRAM SHALL PROVIDE MORE APPROPRIATE SETTINGS  AND
COST EFFECTIVE CARE FOR THESE INFANTS THAN HOSPITALS, WHILE ALSO PROVID-
ING  SUPPORTS  AND  SERVICES TO PARENTS PREPARING TO BRING THEIR INFANTS
HOME. ACCESS TO SUCH SUPPORTS SHALL CONTINUE  FOR  A  PERIOD  AFTER  THE
INFANT HAS LEFT A CENTER.
  THE DEPARTMENT SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING THE QUALITY, APPRO-
PRIATENESS  AND  EFFECTIVENESS  OF  THE  CENTERS AND SHALL REPORT TO THE
LEGISLATURE WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INFANT  RECOVERY
CENTERS AND AGAIN WITHIN TWO YEARS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION
ON THE PROGRAM'S EFFECTIVENESS.
  §  2.  This act shall take effect immediately, and shall expire and be
deemed repealed 4 years after such date.

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

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