assembly Bill A6976

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to providing for a program of asthma disease management and control within the department of health

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Apr 19, 2021 referred to health

A6976 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1412
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27-BB §§2725 - 2728, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A5453
2013-2014: A6507
2015-2016: A8502
2017-2018: A3709
2019-2020: A7024, S4928

A6976 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for a program of asthma disease management and control within the department of health; such program shall provide various services to health care providers, patients, and others; authorizes the commissioner of health to make grants; provides for a study of asthma incidence and prevalence (view more) provides for an annual report on the program; establishes an advisory panel.

A6976 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6976
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  establishing  the
   asthma prevention and education program
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Legislative findings and  purpose.  The  legislature  finds
 that  asthma  is  a  chronic,  potentially life-threatening, respiratory
 illness that affects over a million New Yorkers,  including  many  thou-
 sands of children and adolescents. Asthma is the leading cause of school
 absences  attributed  to  chronic  conditions.  Asthma  is also directly
 linked to large and growing  inpatient  bills  for  medicaid  and  other
 health care payers. Therefore, the legislature finds that establishing a
 comprehensive statewide asthma prevention management and control program
 which  coordinates  the  efforts  of  individuals, families, health care
 providers, schools and community-based organizations is  in  the  public
 interest and would benefit the people of the state of New York.
   § 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new article 27-BB to
 read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 27-BB
                   ASTHMA DISEASE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL
 SECTION 2725. ASTHMA DISEASE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL PROGRAM.
         2726. STUDY OF ASTHMA INCIDENCE AND PREVALENCE.
         2727. ASTHMA DISEASE ADVISORY PANEL.
         2728. ANNUAL REPORT.
   §  2725.  ASTHMA  DISEASE  MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL PROGRAM. 1. THERE IS
 HEREBY CREATED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT THE ASTHMA DISEASE  MANAGEMENT  AND
 CONTROL  PROGRAM  (HEREINAFTER  REFERRED  TO  IN  THIS  ARTICLE  AS  THE
 "PROGRAM"). THE PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM  IS  TO  PROMOTE  ASTHMA  DISEASE
 MANAGEMENT  AND EDUCATION AND OUTREACH ABOUT ASTHMA TO PEOPLE WHO SUFFER
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06804-01-1