senate Bill S879

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires the department of health of the state of New York to conduct a study of the effects of racial and ethnic disparities on infant mortality and prepare and submit a report

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • 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
Feb 16, 2021 signed chap.46
Feb 12, 2021 delivered to governor
Feb 01, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.45
substituted for a988
reported referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 11, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.32
Jan 06, 2021 referred to rules

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S879 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A988
Law Section:
Public Health
Laws Affected:
Rpld §2500-l, Pub Health L (as proposed in S.6662 & A.6987-A)

S879 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the department of health of the state of New York to conduct a study of the effects of racial and ethnic disparities on infant mortality and prepare and submit a report to the governor and the legislature.

S879 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S879 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    879
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. BENJAMIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to require the department of health of the state of New  York  to
   conduct  a  study  of  the effects of racial and ethnic disparities on
   infant mortality and prepare and submit a report to the  governor  and
   the legislature; and to repeal section 2500-l of the public health law
   relating thereto
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 2500-l of the public health  law,  as  added  by  a
 chapter  of  the laws of 2020 amending the public health law relating to
 requiring the department of health of the state of New York to conduct a
 study of the effects of racial and ethnic disparities on infant  mortal-
 ity and prepare and submit a report to the governor and the legislature,
 as  proposed  in  legislative  bills  numbers  S.6662  and  A.6987-A, is
 REPEALED.
   § 2. Study of the effects of racial and ethnic disparities  on  infant
 mortality.  1.  The  department  of  health shall conduct a study on the
 effects of racial  and  ethnic  disparities  on  infant  mortality.  The
 purpose of the study shall be to:
   (a)  identify  statewide  and  regional  infant  death  rates, trends,
 patterns, and racial and ethnic disparities in adverse  birth  outcomes;
 and
   (b)  provided that the department shall use its best efforts, identify
 medical, non-medical, and system-related factors that may have  contrib-
 uted  to infant deaths and treatment disparities to the extent practica-
 ble; and
   (c) review the extent to which racial and ethnic disparities in infant
 mortality in a geographic area indicate the need to increase  access  to
 health care services in that area; and
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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