senate Bill S182

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires any hospital that provides birthing services to provide written, educational material containing information about premature, newborn infants

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Jan 06, 2021 referred to health

S182 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5244
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2803-z, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4715
2011-2012: A2023
2013-2014: A2266
2015-2016: A1851
2017-2018: A399
2019-2020: S7020, A3618

S182 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires any hospital that provides birthing services to provide written, educational material containing information about premature newborn infants.

S182 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S182 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    182
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- 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 patient  discharge
   information concerning certain premature newborn infants

   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
 2803-z to read as follows:
   § 2803-Z. PATIENT DISCHARGE INFORMATION. 1. ANY HOSPITAL THAT PROVIDES
 BIRTHING SERVICES SHALL PROVIDE WRITTEN, EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL CONTAINING
 INFORMATION  ABOUT  THE  POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS, PROPER CARE AND SUPPORT
 ASSOCIATED WITH NEWBORN INFANTS WHO ARE  BORN  PREMATURE  AT  LESS  THAN
 THIRTY-SEVEN  WEEKS  GESTATIONAL  AGE.  THE  WRITTEN  INFORMATION  SHALL
 INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING:
   (A) THE UNIQUE HEALTH ISSUES AFFECTING INFANTS  BORN  PREMATURE,  SUCH
 AS:    INCREASED RISK OF DEVELOPMENTAL PROBLEMS; NUTRITIONAL CHALLENGES;
 INFECTION; CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE (BRONCHOPULMONARY DYSPLASIA); VISION AND
 HEARING  IMPAIRMENT;  BREATHING  PROBLEMS;  FEEDING;  MAINTAINING   BODY
 TEMPERATURE;  JAUNDICE;  HYPERACTIVITY;  INFANT  MORTALITY AND LONG-TERM
 COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH FINE MOTOR SKILLS, READING, WRITING, MATH-
 EMATICS AND SPEAKING;
   (B) THE PROPER CARE NEEDS OF PREMATURE INFANTS, DEVELOPMENTAL  SCREEN-
 INGS  AND  MONITORING  AND  HEALTHCARE  SERVICES  AVAILABLE TO PREMATURE
 INFANTS;
   (C) INFECTIOUS DISEASE AWARENESS AND METHODS TO  PREVENT  OR  MINIMIZE
 INFECTIONS COMMON TO PREMATURE INFANTS; AND
   (D)  COMMUNITY RESOURCES TO ASSIST PARENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS WITH THE
 CARE AND SUPPORT OF PREMATURE INFANTS.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01679-01-1

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