senate Bill S410A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the "Lydia Soto law"

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 01, 2021 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 25, 2021 advanced to third reading
Jan 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
Jan 19, 2021 1st report cal.105
Jan 12, 2021 print number 410a
Jan 12, 2021 amend and recommit to health
Jan 06, 2021 referred to health

S410 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5828
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Health
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7824

S410 - Summary

Establishes a Minority Coordinating Council on Asthmatic Affairs within the department of health to assess the asthma risk factors for the minority citizens of our state, counties and regions; identifies the existing barriers to quality asthma treatment and care among minorities; develops action steps for addressing care issues; launches a state-wide asthma awareness campaign to educate our citizens about the disease (view more) requires report.

S410 - Sponsor Memo

S410 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    410
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to establish a Minority Coordinating Council on Asthmatic Affairs
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
 the "Lydia Soto law".
   § 2. Legislative findings and intent. According to the  American  Lung
 Association,  there  are  over 1.6 million New Yorkers with asthma, with
 over 380,000 of them being children. The annual cost of asthma is  esti-
 mated  to be nearly 18 billion dollars. Access to health care for ethnic
 minorities is often hampered by socio-economic disparities, shortages of
 primary care physicians in minority communities, language  and  literacy
 barriers,  and  cultural  beliefs about the role and usefulness of medi-
 cines. There have emerged clear disparities in the burden and  treatment
 of  asthma in the communities of ethnic minorities. The burden of asthma
 falls disproportionately on  the  African-American  and  Hispanic  popu-
 lations,  and  especially on children of these ethnic minorities. There-
 fore, it is the intent of this  legislature  to  create  a  coordinating
 council  to address these issues and to improve awareness and management
 of asthma prevention and treatment for minorities in this state.
   § 3. The commissioner of health shall establish a Minority  Coordinat-
 ing Council on Asthmatic Affairs. The commissioner shall appoint as many
 members  as  he  or  she  determines  appropriate. Such members shall be
 representative of those regions of the state with  significant  minority
 populations  and  shall include health care professionals with knowledge
 and experience in the prevention and treatment  of  asthma  and  in  the
 areas  of  public health care funding. The council shall be tasked with:
 (a) assessing the asthma risk factors for the minority citizens of  this
 state,  its  counties and regions; (b) identifying the existing barriers
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

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S410A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5828
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Health
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7824

S410A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a Minority Coordinating Council on Asthmatic Affairs within the department of health to assess the asthma risk factors for the minority citizens of our state, counties and regions; identifies the existing barriers to quality asthma treatment and care among minorities; develops action steps for addressing care issues; launches a state-wide asthma awareness campaign to educate our citizens about the disease (view more) requires report.

S410A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S410A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  410--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- 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 establish a Minority Coordinating Council on Asthmatic Affairs
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "Lydia Soto law".
   §  2.  Legislative findings and intent. According to the American Lung
 Association, there are over 1.6 million New Yorkers  with  asthma,  with
 over  380,000 of them being children. The annual cost of asthma is esti-
 mated to be nearly 18 billion dollars. Access to health care for  ethnic
 minorities is often hampered by socio-economic disparities, shortages of
 primary  care  physicians in minority communities, language and literacy
 barriers, and cultural beliefs about the role and  usefulness  of  medi-
 cines.  There have emerged clear disparities in the burden and treatment
 of asthma in the communities of ethnic minorities. The burden of  asthma
 falls  disproportionately  on  the  African-American  and Hispanic popu-
 lations, and especially on children of these ethnic  minorities.  There-
 fore,  it  is  the  intent  of this legislature to create a coordinating
 council to address these issues and to improve awareness and  management
 of asthma prevention and treatment for minorities in this state.
   §  3. The commissioner of health shall establish a Minority Coordinat-
 ing Council on Asthmatic Affairs. Members of the council  shall  include
 the commissioners of health, environmental conservation, office of chil-
 dren  and  family  services,  and  the division of housing and community
 renewal or their designees. The council shall also  include,  as  deter-
 mined  by  the  commissioner  of health, representatives of minority and
 low-income communities, health care  professionals  with  knowledge  and
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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