assembly Bill A10659

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires a healthcare provider to inform the patient of the options for treatment following confirmation of fetal or embryo death in utero

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Aug 12, 2022 referred to health

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A10659 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S9581
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2500-l, amd §§2500 & 2803-n, Pub Health L; add §6524-a, Ed L

A10659 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires a healthcare provider to inform a patient of the options for treatment following confirmation of the death of a fetus or embryo in utero, including surgical evacuation, the induction of labor and allowing the patient to spontaneously miscarriage; requires the healthcare provider to arrange for the removal of the fetus or embryo and the associated products of conception through surgical evacuation or the induction of labor within forty-eight hours of the confirmation of fetal or embryo death if requested to do so by the patient and if medically advisable, or to refer the patient to another healthcare provider capable of providing such services and to advise the patient of the facility registry; requires a healthcare provider to notify the patient of fetal or embryo death within twenty-four hours of confirmation of the death; requires the commissioner of health to establish a registry of facilities that provide certain services (view more) requires hospitals to have healthcare personnel on call to perform certain procedures following the death of a fetus or embryo in utero; and requires certain healthcare providers who apply for a license to practice certain specialties to have training in performing certain procedures.

A10659 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   10659
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              August 12, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced   by   COMMITTEE  ON  RULES  --  (at  request  of  M.  of  A.
   Bichotte Hermelyn) -- read once  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on
   Health
 
 AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to treatment follow-
   ing the confirmation of fetal or embryo death in utero; to  amend  the
   public health law, in relation to requiring the commissioner of health
   to  establish  a registry of facilities providing certain services and
   to requiring hospitals to have healthcare providers on call to perform
   certain procedures; and to amend the education  law,  in  relation  to
   requiring training in certain procedures
 
   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 "Mickie's law".
   § 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new  section  2500-l
 to read as follows:
   §  2500-L.    TREATMENT  FOLLOWING  FETAL OR EMBRYO DEATH IN UTERO. 1.
 NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION TO THE CONTRARY, IN THE EVENT THAT A FETUS
 OR EMBRYO DIES WHILE IN UTERO, AND SUCH DEATH IS CONFIRMED BY A  HEALTH-
 CARE  PROVIDER,  THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER SHALL INFORM THE PATIENT OF THE
 OPTIONS FOR TREATMENT, INCLUDING SURGICAL EVACUATION, THE  INDUCTION  OF
 LABOR  AND  ALLOWING  THE  PATIENT  TO  SPONTANEOUSLY MISCARRY.   AT THE
 REQUEST OF THE PATIENT,  AND  IF  MEDICALLY  ADVISABLE,  THE  HEALTHCARE
 PROVIDER  SHALL  ARRANGE  FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE FETUS OR EMBRYO AND THE
 ASSOCIATED PRODUCTS OF CONCEPTION THROUGH  SURGICAL  EVACUATION  OR  THE
 COMMENCEMENT  OF  THE INDUCTION OF LABOR WITHIN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS OF THE
 CONFIRMATION OF FETAL OR EMBRYO DEATH. IF  THE  HEALTHCARE  PROVIDER  IS
 UNABLE  TO PROVIDE SUCH SERVICES WITHIN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS OF THE CONFIR-
 MATION OF FETAL OR EMBRYO DEATH, THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER SHALL REFER THE
 PATIENT TO ANOTHER HEALTHCARE PROVIDER OR FACILITY ABLE TO  PROVIDE  THE
 SERVICES  WITHIN  THE  FORTY-EIGHT  HOUR TIME FRAME AND SHALL ADVISE THE
 PATIENT OF THE PROVIDER REGISTRY  ESTABLISHED  PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION
 FIVE OF SECTION TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED OF THIS ARTICLE.
   2.  IF  A  PATIENT  HAS  LEFT THE OFFICE OR FACILITY OF THE HEALTHCARE
 PROVIDER WHO CONFIRMED THE FETAL OR EMBRYO DEATH PRIOR TO BEING  ADVISED
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.