assembly Bill A4598

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring racial statistics on maternal deaths in the informational material provided to prospective maternity patients

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Feb 04, 2021 referred to health

A4598 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S534
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2803-j, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8726

A4598 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires statistics on maternal deaths, stillbirths and birth related injuries by race to be included in the informational material provided to prospective maternity patients at all hospitals and birth centers.

A4598 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4598
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. SILLITTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Health
 
 AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring statis-
   tics on maternal deaths and injuries by race to  be  included  in  the
   informational  material  provided to prospective maternity patients at
   all hospitals and birth centers

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.    Paragraph (m) of subdivision 2 of section 2803-j of the
 public health law, as amended by chapter 431 of the  laws  of  2004,  is
 amended and a new paragraph (n) is added to read as follows:
   (m)  whether  rooming-in is available in the facility, on the basis of
 twenty-four hours a day or daytime[.];
   (N) THE ANNUAL PERCENTAGE OF:  MATERNAL DEATHS, BEFORE, DURING AND  UP
 TO  SIX  WEEKS AFTER CHILDBIRTH; THIRD TRIMESTER FETAL LOSSES AND STILL-
 BIRTHS; HEMORRHAGE; AND INJURIES RELATED TO CHILDBIRTH INCLUDING  DAMAGE
 TO  TISSUE  AND ORGANS DURING CESAREAN BIRTH AND THIRD AND FOURTH DEGREE
 TEARING. THE INFORMATION IN THIS PARAGRAPH  SHALL  BE  PROVIDED  WITH  A
 RACIAL BREAKDOWN ON ALL DATA POINTS.
   §  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
 have become a law.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04860-01-1