senate Bill S6952

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to lactation counseling services

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

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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
Jan 15, 2020 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 09, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.31
Jan 08, 2020 referred to rules
Jan 06, 2020 referred to rules

S6952 (ACTIVE) - Details

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

S6952 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S6952 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6952 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2020

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

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


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