assembly Bill A217

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to informing maternity patients about the risks associated with cesarean section

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Current Bill Status - Passed Assembly


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 01, 2021 referred to women's issues
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 21, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.34
Jan 20, 2021 reported
Jan 06, 2021 referred to health

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A217 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2736
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2500-l, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10809
2019-2020: A318, S2888

A217 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to informing maternity patients about the risks associated with cesarean section.

A217 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    217
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PAULIN,  GOTTFRIED,  GALEF, BARRON, DICKENS,
   COLTON,  COOK,  EPSTEIN,  SEAWRIGHT,   TAYLOR,   WOERNER,   McDONOUGH,
   JEAN-PIERRE,  FERNANDEZ, WALKER, HYNDMAN, BUTTENSCHON, JACOBSON, GRIF-
   FIN, ASHBY, SIMON, OTIS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  THIELE  --
   read once and referred to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to informing materni-
   ty patients about the risks associated with cesarean section
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
 2500-l to read as follows:
   §  2500-L.  DUTY  OF  PROVIDERS  OF PRIMARY CESAREAN SECTION MATERNITY
 SERVICES TO INFORM. 1. (A) EVERY MATERNAL  HEALTH  CARE  PROVIDER  SHALL
 PROVIDE THE WRITTEN COMMUNICATION ESTABLISHED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS
 SECTION  PRIOR  TO  DELIVERY  TO EACH PREGNANT WOMAN FOR WHOM A CESAREAN
 SECTION DELIVERY IS PLANNED.
   (B) EVERY MATERNAL  HEALTH  CARE  PROVIDER  WHO  PERFORMS  A  CESAREAN
 SECTION  WHICH  WAS  NOT  PLANNED  PRENATALLY  SHALL PROVIDE THE WRITTEN
 COMMUNICATION ESTABLISHED IN SUBDIVISION TWO  OF  THIS  SECTION  TO  THE
 PATIENT FOLLOWING DELIVERY.
   (C)  AS  USED  IN  THIS  SECTION:   "MATERNAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDER" OR
 "PROVIDER" SHALL MEAN  A  PHYSICIAN,  MIDWIFE,  NURSE  PRACTITIONER,  OR
 PHYSICIAN  ASSISTANT, ACTING WITHIN HIS OR HER SCOPE OF PRACTICE, MANAG-
 ING THE PREGNANCY OF A PREGNANT WOMAN.
   2. (A) THE COMMISSIONER  SHALL  DEVELOP  A  WRITTEN  COMMUNICATION  OR
 COMMUNICATIONS  FOR  MATERNAL  HEALTH  CARE  PROVIDERS  TO DISTRIBUTE TO
 MATERNITY PATIENTS AS REQUIRED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, WHICH
 CONTAINS INFORMATION ABOUT CESAREAN SECTION DELIVERY.  THE  COMMISSIONER
 SHALL  CONSULT  WITH  APPROPRIATE  HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, PROVIDERS,
 CONSUMERS, EDUCATORS AND PATIENTS OR  ORGANIZATIONS  REPRESENTING  THEM,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets