senate Bill S2736

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Women's Issues Committee


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Jan 05, 2022 referred to women's issues
Jan 25, 2021 referred to women's issues

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S2736 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A217
Current Committee:
Senate Women's Issues
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2500-l, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10809
2019-2020: S2888, A318

S2736 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S2736 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2736 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2736
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. SALAZAR, BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Women's Issues
 
 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,
 INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF  OBSTETRICIANS  AND
 GYNECOLOGISTS AND THE NEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATION OF LICENSED MIDWIVES TO
 DEVELOP SUCH WRITTEN COMMUNICATION OR COMMUNICATIONS.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01820-01-1

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