|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 09, 2022||advanced to third reading|
|May 05, 2022||2nd report cal.|
|May 04, 2022||1st report cal.1076|
|Jan 13, 2022||referred to women's issues|
senate Bill S7865
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S7865 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7865 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7865 SPONSOR: BROUK TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to maternal depression screenings PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Requires maternal health care providers to offer a maternal depression screening to new mothers when providing prenatal, postnatal, and pedia- tric care for the mother's child. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one of this bill amends subdivision 1 of section 2500--k of the public health law to define "questionnaire" for the purposes of this section as an assessment tool to detect maternal depression. Section two of this bill amends subdivision 3 of section 2500--k of the public health law to require maternal health care providers providing
S7865 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7865 I N S E N A T E January 13, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BROUK -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Women's Issues AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to maternal depression screenings THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 2500-k of the public health law is amended by adding a new paragraph (c) to read as follows: (C) "QUESTIONNAIRE" MEANS AN ASSESSMENT TOOL ADMINISTERED BY A LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL, TO DETECT MATERNAL DEPRESSION SUCH AS THE EDINBURGH POSTNATAL DEPRESSION SCALE, THE POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SCREENING SCALE, THE BECK DEPRESSION INVENTORY, THE PATIENT HEALTH QUES- TIONNAIRE, OR OTHER VALIDATED ASSESSMENT METHODS AS APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER. § 2. Subdivisions 3 and 4 of section 2500-k of the public health law, subdivision 4 as renumbered by chapter 463 of the laws of 2017, are renumbered subdivisions 4 and 5 and a new subdivision 3 is added to read as follows: 3. MATERNAL DEPRESSION SCREENINGS. (A) MATERNAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS PROVIDING PRENATAL CARE AT A PRENATAL VISIT SHALL INVITE EACH PREGNANT PATIENT TO COMPLETE A QUESTIONNAIRE AND SHALL REVIEW THE COMPLETED QUES- TIONNAIRE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FORMAL OPINIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS. ASSESSMENT FOR MATERNAL DEPRESSION MUST BE REPEATED WHEN, IN THE PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT OF THE MATERNAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDER, A REASONABLE POSSIBILITY EXISTS THAT THE PREGNANT PATIENT SUFFERS FROM MATERNAL DEPRESSION. (B) MATERNAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS PROVIDING POSTNATAL CARE TO PERSONS WHO GAVE BIRTH SHALL INVITE EACH PATIENT TO COMPLETE A QUESTIONNAIRE AND SHALL REVIEW THE COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FORMAL OPINIONS OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS. ASSESSMENT FOR MATERNAL DEPRESSION MUST BE REPEATED WHEN, IN THE PROFES- SIONAL JUDGMENT OF THE MATERNAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDER, A REASONABLE POSSIBILITY EXISTS THAT THE PREGNANT PATIENT SUFFERS FROM MATERNAL DEPRESSION. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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