senate Bill S7753

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires the office of mental health and the department of health to conduct a study on the disparate impacts regarding postpartum depression screening tests

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 19, 2022 signed chap.384
Jul 11, 2022 delivered to governor
May 16, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.215
substituted for a9102
Mar 23, 2022 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 28, 2022 advanced to third reading
Feb 17, 2022 2nd report cal.
Feb 16, 2022 1st report cal.534
Jan 10, 2022 referred to mental health


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S7753 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Law Section:
Mental Hygiene

S7753 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the office of mental health and the department of health to conduct a study on the disparate impacts regarding postpartum depression screening tests and to prepare and submit a report of findings and recommendations to the governor, the temporary president of the senate, the speaker of the assembly, and the senate and assembly minority leaders.

S7753 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7753 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 10, 2022
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BROUK  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health
 AN ACT to require the office of mental  health  and  the  department  of
   health  to conduct a study on the disparate impacts regarding postpar-
   tum depression screening tests
   Section  1.  1.  The  office of mental health, in conjunction with the
 department of health and any other  department  or  experts  within  the
 maternal  health field shall conduct a comprehensive study and prepare a
 report on the differential impacts of  postpartum  depression  screening
 measures  in  relation  to black women, brown women and birthing people.
 This study shall examine what additional questions  or  tools  could  be
 implemented  to  minimize disparities found within the current screening
 protocols. The data collected shall only be utilized as authorized under
 state and federal law to inform  the  state's  efforts  to  advance  the
 maternal health scope for birthing people, in relation to providing fair
 and equal medical care.
   2. The purpose of this study shall be to:
   (a)  identify  any  racial  disparities within protocols and screening
 measures for postpartum depression; and
   (b) review current protocols and screening measures used  to  identify
 postpartum depression and overall birthing people's health after birth.
   3.  This study shall research and identify questions to be used within
 postpartum depression screenings to detect, at a minimum, the following:
   (a) stress around food scarcity within the home;
   (b) financial stressors;
   (c) quality of sleep;
   (d) quality of health;
   (e) substance abuse issues;
   (f) additional maternal depression disorders, including but not limit-
 ed to perinatal and postpartum mood disorders, postpartum anxiety, post-
 partum psychosis;
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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