assembly Bill A7515

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes protocols for the handling of stillbirths by healthcare facilities and establishing a stillbirth research database

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May 13, 2021 referred to health

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A7515 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5857
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§206 & 201, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9330, S7438
2017-2018: A505, S1334
2019-2020: A3375, S2810

A7515 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes protocols for stillbirths and a stillbirth research database.

A7515 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   7515
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               May 13, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. BICHOTTE HERMELYN, WALKER, RICHARDSON -- read
   once and referred to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public  health  law,  in  relation  to  establishing
   protocols for the handling of stillbirths by healthcare facilities and
   establishing a stillbirth research database

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 206 of the public health law is amended by adding a
 new subdivision 31 to read as follows:
   31. (A) THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  STATE  BOARD  OF
 MEDICAL  EXAMINERS,  THE  NEW YORK BOARD OF NURSING, THE STATE BOARD FOR
 PSYCHOLOGY, AND THE STATE BOARD  FOR  SOCIAL  WORK,  SHALL  DEVELOP  AND
 PRESCRIBE  BY  REGULATION  COMPREHENSIVE  POLICIES  AND PROCEDURES TO BE
 FOLLOWED BY HEALTH CARE FACILITIES THAT  PROVIDE  BIRTHING  AND  NEWBORN
 CARE SERVICES IN THE STATE WHEN A STILLBIRTH OCCURS.
   (B)  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL REQUIRE AS A CONDITION OF LICENSURE THAT
 EACH HEALTH CARE FACILITY  IN  THE  STATE  THAT  PROVIDES  BIRTHING  AND
 NEWBORN  CARE  SERVICES ADHERE TO THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES PRESCRIBED
 IN THIS SUBDIVISION. THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES  SHALL  INCLUDE,  AT  A
 MINIMUM:
   (I)  PROTOCOLS  FOR ASSIGNING PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TO ONE PHYSICIAN,
 WHO SHALL COMMUNICATE THE CONDITION OF THE FETUS TO THE MOTHER AND FAMI-
 LY, AND INFORM AND COORDINATE STAFF TO ASSIST WITH LABOR, DELIVERY,  AND
 POSTMORTEM PROCEDURES;
   (II)  GUIDELINES TO ASSESS A FAMILY'S LEVEL OF AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE
 REGARDING THE STILLBIRTH;
   (III) THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A BEREAVEMENT CHECKLIST,  AND  AN  INFORMA-
 TIONAL  PAMPHLET  TO BE GIVEN TO A FAMILY EXPERIENCING A STILLBIRTH THAT
 INCLUDES INFORMATION ABOUT FUNERAL AND CREMATION OPTIONS;
   (IV) PROVISION OF ONE-ON-ONE NURSING CARE  FOR  THE  DURATION  OF  THE
 MOTHER'S STAY AT THE FACILITY;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.