senate Bill S1414A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to accreditation, approval, and operation of midwifery birth centers

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Current Bill Status Via A259 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 20, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.658
substituted for s1414a
May 20, 2021 substituted by a259a
Apr 21, 2021 advanced to third reading
Apr 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
Apr 19, 2021 1st report cal.658
Jan 28, 2021 print number 1414a
Jan 28, 2021 amend and recommit to health
Jan 12, 2021 referred to health

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S1414 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A259
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2803, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8307, A10440

S1414 - Summary

Provides that the commissioner of health shall approve the operating certificate of a midwifery birth center which is accredited by a recognized accrediting organization.

S1414 - Sponsor Memo

S1414 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1414
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  accreditation,
   approval, and operation of midwifery birth centers
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 11 of section 2803 of the public health law, as
 added by chapter 397 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
   11. (A) The commissioner shall make regulations relating to  midwifery
 birth  centers,  including  relating to establishment, construction, and
 operation, considering the standards of state and national  professional
 associations  of midwifery birth centers, in consultation with represen-
 tatives of midwives, midwifery  birth  centers,  and  general  hospitals
 providing obstetric services.
   (B)  (I) AS USED IN THIS SUBDIVISION, "ACCREDITING ORGANIZATION" MEANS
 A NATIONAL  ACCREDITING  ORGANIZATION  THAT  PROVIDES  ACCREDITATION  TO
 MIDWIFERY  BIRTH CENTERS, RECOGNIZED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN CONSULTATION
 WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF MIDWIVES, MIDWIFERY BIRTH CENTERS,  AND  GENERAL
 HOSPITALS  PROVIDING  OBSTETRIC  SERVICES.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL NOT
 UNREASONABLY WITHHOLD RECOGNITION  OF  AN  ORGANIZATION  SEEKING  TO  BE
 RECOGNIZED UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH.
   (II)  WHERE  A PROPOSED MIDWIFERY BIRTH CENTER DEMONSTRATES THE INTENT
 AND CAPABILITY TO OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN ACCREDITATION  BY  AN  ACCREDITING
 ORGANIZATION,  IT SHALL BE DEEMED TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ARTI-
 CLE FOR A MIDWIFERY BIRTH CENTER FOR APPROVAL OF A CERTIFICATE OF INCOR-
 PORATION, ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION AND ESTABLISHMENT, AS TO  ANY  MATTER
 PROVIDED FOR IN THE ACCREDITING ORGANIZATION'S STANDARDS.
   (III) REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR APPROVAL OF
 A CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION, ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION, ESTABLISHMENT,
 AND  OPERATION  OF A MIDWIFERY BIRTH CENTER ESTABLISHED OR SEEKING TO BE
 ESTABLISHED UNDER THIS ARTICLE, INCLUDING A DETERMINATION OF PUBLIC NEED
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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S1414A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A259
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2803, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8307, A10440

S1414A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that the commissioner of health shall approve the operating certificate of a midwifery birth center which is accredited by a recognized accrediting organization.

S1414A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1414A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1414--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. RIVERA, BAILEY, BIAGGI, HOYLMAN, RAMOS -- read twice
   and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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  accreditation,
   approval, and operation of midwifery birth centers
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 11 of section 2803 of the public health law, as
 added by chapter 397 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
   11. (A) The commissioner shall make regulations relating to  midwifery
 birth  centers,  including  relating to establishment, construction, and
 operation, considering the standards of state and national  professional
 associations  of midwifery birth centers, in consultation with represen-
 tatives of midwives, midwifery  birth  centers,  and  general  hospitals
 providing obstetric services.
   (B)  (I) AS USED IN THIS SUBDIVISION, "ACCREDITING ORGANIZATION" MEANS
 A NATIONAL  ACCREDITING  ORGANIZATION  THAT  PROVIDES  ACCREDITATION  TO
 MIDWIFERY  BIRTH CENTERS, RECOGNIZED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN CONSULTATION
 WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF MIDWIVES, MIDWIFERY BIRTH CENTERS,  AND  GENERAL
 HOSPITALS  PROVIDING  OBSTETRIC  SERVICES.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL NOT
 UNREASONABLY WITHHOLD RECOGNITION  OF  AN  ORGANIZATION  SEEKING  TO  BE
 RECOGNIZED UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH.
   (II)  WHERE  A PROPOSED MIDWIFERY BIRTH CENTER DEMONSTRATES THE INTENT
 AND CAPABILITY TO OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN ACCREDITATION  BY  AN  ACCREDITING
 ORGANIZATION,  IT SHALL BE DEEMED TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ARTI-
 CLE FOR A MIDWIFERY BIRTH CENTER FOR APPROVAL OF A CERTIFICATE OF INCOR-
 PORATION, ARTICLES OF  ORGANIZATION  AND  ESTABLISHMENT,  CONTINGENT  ON
 OBTAINING AND MAINTAINING THAT ACCREDITATION.
   (III) REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR APPROVAL OF
 A CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION, ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION, ESTABLISHMENT,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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