|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 25, 2020||referred to health|
senate Bill S7824
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S7824 (ACTIVE) - Details
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S7824 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Establishes a Minority Coordinating Council on Asthmatic Affairs within the department of health to assess the asthma risk factors for the minority citizens of our state, counties and regions; identifies the existing barriers to quality asthma treatment and care among minorities; develops action steps for addressing care issues; launches a state-wide asthma awareness campaign to educate our citizens about the disease… (view more) requires report.
S7824 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7824 SPONSOR: BIAGGI TITLE OF BILL: An act to establish a Minority Coordinating Council on Asthmatic Affairs PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To establish a minority coordinating council of asthmatic affairs to assess the asthma risk factors for minority citizens in NY, identify existing barrier to quality asthma treatment and care among minorities, develop action steps for addressing care issues, and launch a state-wide asthma awareness campaign SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Lydia Soto law." Section 2. Legislative findings and intent.
S7824 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7824 I N S E N A T E February 25, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to establish a Minority Coordinating Council on Asthmatic Affairs THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Lydia Soto law". § 2. Legislative findings and intent. According to the American Lung Association, there are over 1.6 million New Yorkers with asthma, with over 380,000 of them being children. The annual cost of asthma is esti- mated to be nearly 18 billion dollars. Access to health care for ethnic minorities is often hampered by socio-economic disparities, shortages of primary care physicians in minority communities, language and literacy barriers, and cultural beliefs about the role and usefulness of medi- cines. There have emerged clear disparities in the burden and treatment of asthma in the communities of ethnic minorities. The burden of asthma falls disproportionately on the African-American and Hispanic popu- lations, and especially on children of these ethnic minorities. There- fore, it is the intent of this legislature to create a coordinating council to address these issues and to improve awareness and management of asthma prevention and treatment for minorities in this state. § 3. The commissioner of health shall establish a Minority Coordinat- ing Council on Asthmatic Affairs. The commissioner shall appoint as many members as he or she determines appropriate. Such members shall be representative of those regions of the state with significant minority populations and shall include health care professionals with knowledge and experience in the prevention and treatment of asthma and in the areas of public health care funding. The council shall be tasked with: (a) assessing the asthma risk factors for the minority citizens of this state, its counties and regions; (b) identifying the existing barriers to quality asthma treatment and care among minorities; (c) developing action steps for addressing care issues; and (d) launching a state-wide asthma awareness campaign to educate citizens about the disease, its symptoms, and the ability to better manage asthma through prevention and EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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