assembly Bill A259A

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to accreditation, approval, and operation of midwifery birth centers

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 31, 2021 approval memo.161
signed chap.821
Dec 20, 2021 delivered to governor
May 20, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.658
substituted for s1414a
Mar 08, 2021 referred to health
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Feb 25, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.117
Feb 24, 2021 reported
Feb 03, 2021 print number 259a
Feb 03, 2021 amend and recommit to health
Jan 06, 2021 referred to health

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A259 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1414
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2803, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10440, S8307

A259 - Summary

Provides that the commissioner of health shall approve the operating certificate of a midwifery birth center which is accredited by a recognized accrediting organization.

A259 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    259
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. GOTTFRIED, PAULIN, SOLAGES, DICKENS, SEAWRIGHT,
   THIELE, SIMON, AUBRY, GALEF, BRONSON -- read once and referred to  the
   Committee on Health
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the public health law, in relation to accreditation,
   approval, and operation of midwifery birth centers

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 11 of section 2803 of the public health law, as
 added by chapter 397 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
   11.  (A) The commissioner shall make regulations relating to midwifery
 birth centers, including relating to  establishment,  construction,  and
 operation,  considering the standards of state and national professional
 associations of midwifery birth centers, in consultation with  represen-
 tatives  of  midwives,  midwifery  birth  centers, and general hospitals
 providing obstetric services.
   (B) (I) AS USED IN THIS SUBDIVISION, "ACCREDITING ORGANIZATION"  MEANS
 A  NATIONAL  ACCREDITING  ORGANIZATION  THAT  PROVIDES  ACCREDITATION TO
 MIDWIFERY BIRTH CENTERS, RECOGNIZED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN  CONSULTATION
 WITH  REPRESENTATIVES  OF MIDWIVES, MIDWIFERY BIRTH CENTERS, AND GENERAL
 HOSPITALS PROVIDING  OBSTETRIC  SERVICES.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  NOT
 UNREASONABLY  WITHHOLD  RECOGNITION  OF  AN  ORGANIZATION  SEEKING TO BE
 RECOGNIZED UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH.
   (II) WHERE A PROPOSED MIDWIFERY BIRTH CENTER DEMONSTRATES  THE  INTENT
 AND  CAPABILITY  TO  OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN ACCREDITATION BY AN ACCREDITING
 ORGANIZATION, IT SHALL BE DEEMED TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS  ARTI-
 CLE FOR A MIDWIFERY BIRTH CENTER FOR APPROVAL OF A CERTIFICATE OF INCOR-
 PORATION,  ARTICLES  OF ORGANIZATION AND ESTABLISHMENT, AS TO ANY MATTER
 PROVIDED FOR IN THE ACCREDITING ORGANIZATION'S STANDARDS.
   (III) REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR APPROVAL OF
 A CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION, ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION, ESTABLISHMENT,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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A259A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1414
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2803, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10440, S8307

A259A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that the commissioner of health shall approve the operating certificate of a midwifery birth center which is accredited by a recognized accrediting organization.

A259A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  259--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. GOTTFRIED, PAULIN, SOLAGES, DICKENS, SEAWRIGHT,
   THIELE, SIMON, AUBRY, GALEF, BRONSON -- read once and referred to  the
   Committee  on  Health  --  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  accreditation,
   approval, and operation of midwifery birth centers
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 11 of section 2803 of the public health law, as
 added by chapter 397 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
   11. (A) The commissioner shall make regulations relating to  midwifery
 birth  centers,  including  relating to establishment, construction, and
 operation, considering the standards of state and national  professional
 associations  of midwifery birth centers, in consultation with represen-
 tatives of midwives, midwifery  birth  centers,  and  general  hospitals
 providing obstetric services.
   (B)  (I) AS USED IN THIS SUBDIVISION, "ACCREDITING ORGANIZATION" MEANS
 A NATIONAL  ACCREDITING  ORGANIZATION  THAT  PROVIDES  ACCREDITATION  TO
 MIDWIFERY  BIRTH CENTERS, RECOGNIZED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN CONSULTATION
 WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF MIDWIVES, MIDWIFERY BIRTH CENTERS,  AND  GENERAL
 HOSPITALS  PROVIDING  OBSTETRIC  SERVICES.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL NOT
 UNREASONABLY WITHHOLD RECOGNITION  OF  AN  ORGANIZATION  SEEKING  TO  BE
 RECOGNIZED UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH.
   (II)  WHERE  A PROPOSED MIDWIFERY BIRTH CENTER DEMONSTRATES THE INTENT
 AND CAPABILITY TO OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN ACCREDITATION  BY  AN  ACCREDITING
 ORGANIZATION,  IT SHALL BE DEEMED TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ARTI-
 CLE FOR A MIDWIFERY BIRTH CENTER FOR APPROVAL OF A CERTIFICATE OF INCOR-
 PORATION, ARTICLES OF  ORGANIZATION  AND  ESTABLISHMENT,  CONTINGENT  ON
 OBTAINING AND MAINTAINING THAT ACCREDITATION.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.