senate Bill S7977

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the Chisholm Chance Act; repealer

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Mar 06, 2020 referred to health

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S7977 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add Art 25 Title 3 §§2560 & 2561, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S322

S7977 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the Chisholm Chance Act; creates an administrative hub in Kings county and Bronx county to coordinate community-based organizations and community health workers to combat the maternal health crisis.

S7977 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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 Title 3 of article 25 of the public health law is REPEALED and a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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