|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 02, 2022||referred to women's issues|
senate Bill S8455
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Women's Issues Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8455 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8455 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8455 SPONSOR: BROUK TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring the department of health to develop and maternal health care providers to distribute written information about episiotomy to maternity patients PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To amend the public health law, in relation to informing maternity patients about the risks associated with episiotomies. SUMMARY OF KEY PROVISIONS: Section one amends the public health law by adding a new section § 2500-m. Subdivision one provides definitions and establishes a proce- dure for a maternal health provider to provide a written communication to each pregnant woman for whom a vaginal delivery is planned. Subdivi- sion two provides that the Commissioner of Health shall consult with the
S8455 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8455 I N S E N A T E March 2, 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 requiring the department of health to develop and maternal health care providers to distribute written information about episiotomy to maternity patients 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 2500-m to read as follows: § 2500-M. DUTY OF PROVIDERS OF MATERNITY SERVICES TO INFORM. 1. (A) EVERY MATERNAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDER SHALL PROVIDE THE WRITTEN COMMUNI- CATION ESTABLISHED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION PRIOR TO DELIVERY TO EACH PREGNANT PATIENT FOR WHOM A VAGINAL DELIVERY IS PLANNED. (B) EVERY MATERNAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDER WHO ATTENDS TO A VAGINAL DELIVERY WHICH WAS NOT PLANNED PRENATALLY SHALL PROVIDE THE WRITTEN COMMUNICATION ESTABLISHED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION TO THE PATIENT FOLLOWING DELIVERY. (C) AS USED IN THIS SECTION: "MATERNAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDER" OR "PROVIDER" SHALL MEAN A PHYSICIAN, MIDWIFE, NURSE PRACTITIONER, OR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, ACTING WITHIN THE PRACTITIONER'S SCOPE OF PRACTICE, MANAGING THE PREGNANCY OR LABOR OF A PREGNANT PATIENT. 2. (A) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP A WRITTEN COMMUNICATION OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR MATERNAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO DISTRIBUTE TO MATERNITY PATIENTS AS REQUIRED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, WHICH CONTAINS INFORMATION ABOUT EPISIOTOMY. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL CONSULT WITH APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, PROVIDERS, CONSUMERS, EDUCA- TORS AND PATIENTS OR ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTING THEM, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS AND THE NEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATION OF LICENSED MIDWIVES TO DEVELOP SUCH WRITTEN COMMUNICATION OR COMMUNICATIONS. (B) SUCH WRITTEN COMMUNICATION OR COMMUNICATIONS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO INFORMATION ON: I. POTENTIAL MATERNAL INJURIES ASSOCIATED WITH EPISIOTOMY; II. THE IMPACT AN EPISIOTOMY MAY HAVE ON FUTURE DELIVERIES; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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