senate Bill S8525

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts the Jonah Bichotte Cowan law relating to pre-term labor care

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  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 22, 2020 approval memo.52
signed chap.348
Dec 11, 2020 delivered to governor
Jul 23, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.911
substituted for s8525
Jul 23, 2020 substituted by a2770c
Jul 22, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.911
Jul 20, 2020 reported and committed to rules
Jul 17, 2020 committee discharged and committed to health
Jun 08, 2020 referred to rules

Votes

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Jul 22, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S8525
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jul 20, 2020 - Health committee Vote

S8525
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: Jul 20, 2020

aye wr (1)
absent (1)

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S8525 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2770
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2509-b, amd §2803-j, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A11206

S8525 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the Jonah Bichotte Cowan Law; relates to pre-term labor care and directs the commissioner of health to require hospitals to provide pre-term labor patients with information regarding the potential health effects of pre-term labor and pre-term delivery on an expectant mother and on her fetus.

S8525 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8525 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8525

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 8, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to enacting the Jonah
  Bichotte Cowan law relating to pre-term labor care and  directing  the
  commissioner  of health to require hospitals to provide pre-term labor
  patients with information regarding the potential  health  effects  of
  pre-term labor and pre-term delivery on an expectant mother and on her
  fetus

  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 "Jonah Bichotte Cowan law".
  §  2.  The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2509-b
to read as follows:
  § 2509-B.  PRE-TERM LABOR CARE. 1. WHEN AN EXPECTANT  MOTHER  PRESENTS
AT  A  GENERAL HOSPITAL WITH CONCERNS ABOUT BEING IN PRE-TERM LABOR, THE
GENERAL HOSPITAL SHALL:
  (A) DETERMINE WHETHER THE EXPECTANT MOTHER IS IN PRE-TERM LABOR;
  (B) UPON MAKING A DIAGNOSIS OF PRE-TERM  LABOR,  ADMIT  THE  EXPECTANT
MOTHER  TO  THE  GENERAL HOSPITAL OR TREAT HER IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM FOR
CLOSE OBSERVATION AND CONTINUOUS MONITORING UNTIL IT IS DEEMED MEDICALLY
SAFE FOR DISCHARGE FROM THE GENERAL HOSPITAL OR  STABILIZE  AND  ARRANGE
FOR  AN APPROPRIATE TRANSFER OF SUCH EXPECTANT MOTHER TO ANOTHER GENERAL
HOSPITAL; AND
  (C) PROVIDE THE EXPECTANT MOTHER WITH INFORMATION CONCERNING  PRE-TERM
LABOR  AND  THE POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS OF PRE-TERM LABOR AND PREMATURE
BIRTH DELIVERY ON THE MOTHER AND ON HER FETUS  AS  REQUIRED  BY  SECTION
TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED THREE-J OF THIS CHAPTER.
  2.  AS USED IN THIS SECTION, "GENERAL HOSPITAL" MEANS A GENERAL HOSPI-
TAL AS DEFINED IN SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE OF THIS CHAPTER.
  § 3. Subdivisions 1 and 1-a of section 2803-j  of  the  public  health
law,  subdivision  1  as  amended  by chapter 66 of the laws of 2020 and
subdivision 1-a as added by chapter 56 of the laws of 1996, are  amended
and a new subdivision 1-f is added to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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