|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 06, 2020||referred to health|
senate Bill S7977
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7977 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7977 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7977 SPONSOR: MYRIE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to the maternal health crisis PURPOSE: To establish a plan to address the severe maternal morbidity crisis in parts of the state. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Chisholm Chance Act". Section 2: Repeals title 3 of article 25 of the public health law and adds a new title 3.
S7977 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7977 I N S E N A T E March 6, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MYRIE -- 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 the maternal health crisis THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Chisholm Chance Act". § 2. Title 3 of article 25 of the public health law is REPEALED and a new title 3 is added to read as follows: TITLE III CHISHOLM CHANCE ACT SECTION 2560. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. 2561. ADMINISTRATIVE HUB. § 2560. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. 1. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS AND DECLARES THAT SEVERE MATERNAL MORBIDITY CONSTITUTES A MATERNAL HEALTH CRISIS THAT POSES A SERIOUS THREAT TO THE HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE OF MANY WOMEN AND CHILDREN. NEW YORK IS AMONG THE BOTTOM THIRD OF STATES FOR THE NUMBER OF WOMEN DYING, WITH WOMEN OF COLOR DYING AT A RATE THREE AND ONE-HALF TIMES MORE THAN OTHER WOMEN. THE HIGHEST RATES OF SEVERE MATERNAL MORBIDITY OCCURS IN TWO COUNTIES, KINGS AND BRONX COUNTY, WITH THE HIGHEST RATE OCCURRING IN NORTH AND CENTRAL BROOKLYN. 2. THE LEGISLATURE FURTHER FINDS AND DECLARES THAT A PLAN SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED TO ADDRESS THE SEVERE MATERNAL MORBIDITY CRISIS. § 2561. ADMINISTRATIVE HUB. 1. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DEVELOP, ESTABLISH AND ADMINISTER A COMMUNITY LED AND OPERATED ADMINISTRATIVE HUB IN KINGS COUNTY AND BRONX COUNTY TO CONTRACT WITH MULTIPLE PAYERS IN ORDER TO COORDINATE OUTREACH BY SPECIALLY TRAINED COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS TO FIND AND ENGAGE THE HIGHEST NEED WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN KINGS COUNTY AND BRONX COUNTY. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ALSO: (A) ESTABLISH THE ADMINISTRATIVE HUB'S INFRASTRUCTURE; (B) ESTABLISH AN ADVISORY BOARD AND GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE HUB; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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