assembly Bill A9446

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a uterine fibroids awareness and education program

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Mar 07, 2022 referred to health

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A9446 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8575
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2 Title 6 §267-a, Pub Health L

A9446 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a uterine fibroids awareness and education program on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of uterine fibroids and the elevated risk for minority women.

A9446 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9446
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               March 7, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. JOYNER -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Health
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the public health law, in relation to establishing a
   uterine fibroids awareness and education program
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Title 6 of article 2 of the public health law, as added by
 chapter 342 of the laws of 2014, is amended  by  adding  a  new  section
 267-a to read as follows:
   §  267-A.    UTERINE  FIBROIDS AWARENESS AND EDUCATION PROGRAM. 1. THE
 DEPARTMENT SHALL CONDUCT  AN  ONGOING  PUBLIC  AWARENESS  AND  EDUCATION
 PROGRAM UNDER SECTION TWO HUNDRED SEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE ON THE SYMPTOMS,
 DIAGNOSIS  AND  TREATMENT  OF UTERINE FIBROIDS AND THE ELEVATED RISK FOR
 MINORITY WOMEN.
   2. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PRODUCE AND DISTRIBUTE  EDUCATIONAL  MATERIALS
 ON  THE  ELEVATED RISKS OF UTERINE FIBROIDS FOR MINORITY WOMEN, SYMPTOMS
 OF UTERINE FIBROIDS AND AVAILABLE TREATMENTS. SUCH  MATERIALS  SHALL  BE
 MADE  AVAILABLE TO APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS FOR DISTRIBUTION TO
 PATIENTS. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ALSO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON THE SYMPTOMS,
 DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF UTERINE FIBROIDS AND THE  ELEVATED  RISK  FOR
 MINORITY  WOMEN  ON  THE  DEPARTMENT'S INTERNET WEBSITE. NO PROVISION OF
 THIS SUBDIVISION  SHALL  BE  DEEMED  TO  PROHIBIT  THE  UTILIZATION  AND
 DISTRIBUTION  OF  EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS RELATING THERETO PRODUCED BY ANY
 PUBLIC, PRIVATE OR GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY,  IN  LIEU  OF  THE  DEPARTMENT'S
 PRODUCTION OF SUCH MATERIALS.
   3.  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  PERIODICALLY  REVIEW AVAILABLE DATA ON THE
 SYMPTOMS, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF UTERINE FIBROIDS AND  THE  ELEVATED
 RISK  FOR  MINORITY  WOMEN  AND  UPDATE  THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN ITS
 EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS AND ON ITS INTERNET WEBSITE, AS APPROPRIATE.
   4. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL REPORT EVERY THREE YEARS,  COMMENCING  JANUARY
 FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND TWENTY-FIVE, TO THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESI-
 DENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY ON THE IMPLEMENTATION
 OF THIS SECTION AND ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHERING  THE  PURPOSE  OF
 THIS SECTION.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.