assembly Bill A5979A

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to including reproductive health conditions that affect female fertility as part of the health care and wellness education and outreach program

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 16, 2021 signed chap.248
Jul 12, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1705
substituted for s6957
Jun 07, 2021 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.444
rules report cal.444
reported
Jun 03, 2021 reported referred to rules
May 25, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
May 19, 2021 print number 5979a
May 19, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to health
Mar 04, 2021 referred to health

Co-Sponsors

A5979 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6957
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §207, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8702

A5979 - Summary

Includes reproductive health conditions that affect female fertility as part of the health care and wellness education and outreach program.

A5979 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5979
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               March 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. WALKER, JEAN-PIERRE -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT authorizing the commissioner of health to  conduct  a  study  and
   issue  a report examining unmet health and resource needs facing women
   with polycystic ovarian syndrome in New York state and the  impact  of
   limited  service  centers  and resources for women to obtain accurate,
   non-coercive health care information and timely access to a comprehen-
   sive range of reproductive and sexual health care services
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Definition.  As  used  in  this  act, "polycystic ovarian
 syndrome" is a hormonal imbalance disorder that is common among 1 in  10
 women during their reproductive age, meaning that:
   1.  (a)  there  is an elevated amount of testosterone and releasing of
 sex hormones called androgens, caused by a condition called  hyperandro-
 genism; and
   (b)  too  much  of  these hormones within the body can cause irregular
 periods, heavy periods, excessive body and facial  hair,  oily  skin  or
 acne,  thinning  or hair loss, weight gain, and difficulty getting preg-
 nant; with hyperandrogenism and abnormal levels of sex  hormones,  there
 is a prevention of eggs being normally released from the ovaries, irreg-
 ular menstrual periods, and infertility.
   2.  Within  the  United  States, approximately twelve percent of women
 face difficulties getting pregnant.
   § 2. Authorization of study and study scope. 1.  The  commissioner  of
 health   (hereinafter  "the  commissioner")  is  hereby  authorized  and
 directed to conduct a study and  issue  a  report  examining  the  unmet
 health  and resource needs facing women with polycystic ovarian syndrome
 in New York state, and the impact of service and resources for women  to
 obtain  accurate  non-coercive health care information and timely access
 to a comprehensive range of reproductive and sexual health care services

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

A5979A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6957
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §207, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8702

A5979A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes reproductive health conditions that affect female fertility as part of the health care and wellness education and outreach program.

A5979A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5979--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               March 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. WALKER, JEAN-PIERRE -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Health -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  including  repro-
   ductive  health conditions that affect female fertility as part of the
   health care and wellness education and outreach program
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.   Subdivision 1 of section 207 of the public health law is
 amended by adding a new paragraph (p) to read as follows:
   (P) REPRODUCTIVE  HEALTH  CONDITIONS  THAT  AFFECT  FEMALE  FERTILITY,
 INCLUDING  BUT  NOT LIMITED TO POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME, ENDOMETRIOSIS,
 AND PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07610-02-1