|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 01, 2021||referred to higher education|
delivered to assembly
|Jan 25, 2021||advanced to third reading|
|Jan 20, 2021||2nd report cal.|
|Jan 19, 2021||1st report cal.94|
|Jan 11, 2021||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S1407
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1407 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1407 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1407 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the establishment of the interagency task force on health literacy PURPOSE: To increase the knowledge of health literacy in the State of New York so that its' citizens can make more informed health decisions. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The education law is amended by adding a new section (238-b), interagen- cy task force on health literacy. This subsection establishes within the State University of New York, an interagency task force on health liter- acy to be administered according to the provisions of this section. The task force shall assist the health and human service agencies of this state in studying health literacy and developing recommendations for
S1407 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1407 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 11, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the establishment of the interagency task force on health literacy THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. 1. It is the intent of the legislature to improve health care access and outcomes, and reduce unnecessary health care spending by addressing the issue of health literacy. Health literacy is the degree to which an individual, or individuals, have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health care information and services necessary for them to make appropriate health decisions. 2. A patient's health literacy may be affected if they have low educa- tion skills, cultural barriers to seeking health care, or limited English proficiency (LEP). Demographically, individuals with health literacy challenges often are represented disproportionately in the following groups: older adults, minority and/or immigrant populations, lower-income populations, and medically underserved populations. 3. Although New York has some existing health literacy initiatives, the legislature finds that a comprehensive statewide health literacy task force is a necessary and valuable step toward eliminating as much as practicable the negative outcomes that health literacy challenges create in the state. § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 238-b to read as follows: § 238-B. INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE ON HEALTH LITERACY. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, AN INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE ON HEALTH LITERACY TO BE ADMINISTERED ACCORDING TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION. SUCH TASK FORCE SHALL ASSIST THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICE AGENCIES OF THIS STATE IN STUDYING HEALTH LITERACY AND DEVELOP- ING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING HEALTH LITERACY IN THIS STATE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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