senate Bill S8866

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the cesarean births review board

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Women's Issues Committee


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Apr 25, 2022 referred to women's issues

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S8866 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9714
Current Committee:
Senate Women's Issues
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2500-n, Pub Health L

S8866 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the cesarean births review board; provides such board shall be comprised of multidisciplinary experts to review the rate of cesarean births at hospitals in the state; provides reporting requirements.

S8866 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8866 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8866
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 25, 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  establishing  the
   cesarean births review board
 
   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-n to read as follows:
   § 2500-N. CESAREAN BIRTHS REVIEW BOARD. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED
 IN THE DEPARTMENT THE CESAREAN BIRTHS REVIEW BOARD, HEREINAFTER REFERRED
 TO  AS  THE  "BOARD".  THE  MEMBERS  OF  THE BOARD SHALL BE COMPRISED OF
 EXPERTS IN THE FIELDS OF MATERNAL MORTALITY, MATERNAL HEALTH, AND PUBLIC
 HEALTH.  THE APPOINTMENT OF ANY MEMBER OF THE BOARD SHALL  BE  BASED  IN
 PART  ON  THE  OBJECTIVE OF ENSURING THAT THE BOARD INCLUDES EXPERTS WHO
 ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE RACIAL, ETHNIC, AND SOCIOECONOMIC DIVERSITY OF
 THE BIRTHING PEOPLE OF THE STATE.
   2. THE BOARD SHOULD BE COMPOSED OF TWELVE MEMBERS WHICH SHALL  INCLUDE
 EIGHT  MEMBERS  TO BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR AS FOLLOWS: TWO LICENSED
 MIDWIVES IN THE STATE; TWO LICENSED AND REGISTERED  NURSES  SPECIALIZING
 IN  OBSTETRICS  IN  THE STATE; TWO PHYSICIANS SPECIALIZING IN OBSTETRICS
 AND GYNECOLOGY LICENSED AND REGISTERED TO PRACTICE IN THE STATE; AND TWO
 REPRESENTATIVES OF A WOMEN'S MATERNAL HEALTH ORGANIZATION THAT  OPERATES
 IN  THE  STATE; AND FOUR ADDITIONAL MEMBERS, TWO APPOINTED ON THE RECOM-
 MENDATION OF THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND TWO APPOINTED  ON
 THE  RECOMMENDATION  OF THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY.  THE GOVERNOR SHALL
 DESIGNATE THE COMMISSIONER, OR THEIR DESIGNEE, AS CHAIR  OF  THE  BOARD.
 MEMBERS  OF  THE  BOARD SHALL RECEIVE NO COMPENSATION FOR THEIR SERVICES
 BUT MAY BE REIMBURSED FOR NECESSARY AND ACTUAL EXPENSES INCURRED IN  THE
 PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES HEREUNDER.
   3.  THE BOARD SHALL UNDERTAKE A REVIEW OF CESAREAN BIRTHS AT HOSPITALS
 IN THE STATE. THE BOARD SHALL ISSUE A FINAL REPORT AND MAKE  RECOMMENDA-
 TIONS  TO  REDUCE  THE  RATE  OF CESAREAN BIRTHS IN THE STATE. THE BOARD
 SHALL CONSIDER FACTORS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD15208-05-2

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