senate Bill S534

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring racial statistics on maternal deaths in the informational material provided to prospective maternity patients

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 24, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 23, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 22, 2021 1st report cal.374
Jan 06, 2021 referred to health

Votes

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Feb 22, 2021 - Health committee Vote

S534
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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S534 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4598
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2803-j, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8726

S534 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires statistics on maternal deaths, stillbirths and birth related injuries by race to be included in the informational material provided to prospective maternity patients at all hospitals and birth centers.

S534 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S534 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    534
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  KAPLAN, BENJAMIN, GAUGHRAN, SALAZAR -- 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 requiring  statis-
   tics  on  maternal  deaths  and injuries by race to be included in the
   informational material provided to prospective maternity  patients  at
   all hospitals and birth centers
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1.  Paragraph (m) of subdivision 2 of section  2803-j  of  the
 public  health  law,  as  amended by chapter 431 of the laws of 2004, is
 amended and a new paragraph (n) is added to read as follows:
   (m) whether rooming-in is available in the facility, on the  basis  of
 twenty-four hours a day or daytime[.];
   (N)  THE ANNUAL PERCENTAGE OF:  MATERNAL DEATHS, BEFORE, DURING AND UP
 TO SIX WEEKS AFTER CHILDBIRTH; THIRD TRIMESTER FETAL LOSSES  AND  STILL-
 BIRTHS;  HEMORRHAGE; AND INJURIES RELATED TO CHILDBIRTH INCLUDING DAMAGE
 TO TISSUE AND ORGANS DURING CESAREAN BIRTH AND THIRD AND  FOURTH  DEGREE
 TEARING.  THE  INFORMATION  IN  THIS  PARAGRAPH SHALL BE PROVIDED WITH A
 RACIAL BREAKDOWN ON ALL DATA POINTS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
 have become a law.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04860-01-1


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