senate Bill S6147

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to prenatal trisomy diagnosis awareness

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Apr 12, 2021 referred to health

S6147 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2627
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2533, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S6366, A8284
2019-2020: S663, A3942

S6147 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to prenatal trisomy diagnosis awareness; requires certain information to be provided to pregnant women following trisomy testing.

S6147 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6147 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6147
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- 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  prenatal  trisomy
   diagnosis awareness
 
   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
 2533 to read as follows:
   §  2533. PRENATAL TRISOMY DIAGNOSIS AWARENESS. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS
 SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A) "HEALTH CARE  PRACTITIONER"  MEANS  A  MEDICAL  PROFESSIONAL  THAT
 PROVIDES PRENATAL OR POSTNATAL CARE AND ADMINISTERS OR REQUESTS ADMINIS-
 TRATION  OF  A  DIAGNOSTIC  OR  SCREENING  TEST TO A PREGNANT WOMAN THAT
 DETECTS FOR TRISOMY CONDITIONS; AND
   (B) "TRISOMY CONDITIONS" MEANS TRISOMY 13, OTHERWISE  KNOWN  AS  PATAU
 SYNDROME;  TRISOMY  18, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS EDWARDS SYNDROME; AND TRISOMY
 21, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS DOWN SYNDROME.
   2. A HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER WHO ORDERS PRENATAL TESTS FOR A PREGNANT
 WOMAN TO SCREEN FOR  TRISOMY  CONDITIONS  SHALL  PROVIDE  THE  FOLLOWING
 INFORMATION  TO THE PREGNANT WOMAN IF THE TEST REVEALS A POSITIVE RESULT
 FOR ANY OF THE TRISOMY CONDITIONS:
   (A) UP-TO-DATE AND EVIDENCE-BASED INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRISOMY CONDI-
 TIONS THAT HAS BEEN REVIEWED BY MEDICAL  EXPERTS  AND  NATIONAL  TRISOMY
 ORGANIZATIONS.  THE  INFORMATION  MUST  BE  PROVIDED  IN A WRITTEN OR AN
 ALTERNATIVE FORMAT AND MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
   I. EXPECTED PHYSICAL,  DEVELOPMENTAL,  EDUCATIONAL,  AND  PSYCHOSOCIAL
 OUTCOMES;
   II. LIFE EXPECTANCY;
   III. THE CLINICAL COURSE DESCRIPTION;
   IV. EXPECTED INTELLECTUAL AND FUNCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT; AND

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06672-01-1

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